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The Ice Kream Van Kometh

August 7, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Tags: faber and faber, the justified ancients of mu mu, 2023


To celebrate publication of their novel 2023 (Faber & Faber), The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will arrive in their Ice Kream Van at News From Nowhere on Bold Street in Liverpool at 23 seconds after the clock strikes midnight on the 22nd of August. Or to be more accurate at 00:00:23 on Wednesday the 23rd of August.

They will climb out of their Ice Kream Van and enter the shop.

News From Nowhere is a bookshop. It will be the first bookshop in the world to sell copies of 2023.

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will then sell and stamp copies of 2023 to all those that are there and are in need of a copy of the book.

Books will be limited to one copy per customer.

When the last customers copy has been stamped The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, will leave the shop; climb back into their Ice Kream Van; drive away and disappear.

2023 has been described as ‘a utopian costume drama set in the near future written in the recent past.’

No review copies of this book are available until the day of publication.

News From Nowhere is a not-for-profit radical and community bookshop run by a workers co-operative. It is located at 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY. 

Books can be pre-ordered by calling News From Nowhere on 0151 708 7270 or by email