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Issue 1378

Inside this week’s Big Issue magazine. With Bookshop Day taking place on October 5 we bang the drum for these purveyors of wonder.

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This week it’s our Bookshop Day special

Celebrate your bookshop – it’s the beating heart of the high street, and with Bookshop Day taking place on October 5 we bang the drum for these purveyors of wonder. There’s also a helpful guide to the best of the day’s events.

If you can’t find your local vendor on the street, you can order this week’s copy and subscribe to The Big Issue from our shop

Also inside…
  • For this week’s Letter To My Younger Self artist Gerald Scarfe on how a sick and lonely childhood brought out the dark edge in his art – for which Pink Floyd fans are forever grateful
  • Sean Bean on how his latest role sees him showing a different kind of courage
  • In this week’s Fact/Fiction we find out whether it’s true that students in Sheffield have been forced to attend climate change classes
  • Discover which pop legend and former Glastonbury headliner is giving Big Issue vendors a hand up

And lots more!

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.