34 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EZ
The Hydra is a community bookshop, coffee shop, music venue and meeting/event space on Old Market in central Bristol. As well as stocking literature on a wide range of issues, Hydra also serves some of the best gourmet coffee in the city, as well as home-made iced tea, smoothies, and vegan friendly cake/flapjack.
The bookshop provides a meeting space, as well as an outlet for independent non-commercial publishers and authors to make their books and ideas accessible to the wider community. These books are on topics ranging from politics, history, feminism, animal rights, environmentalism to novels and biographies as well as pamphlets and magazines that it may be difficult to track down in the usual high-street bookshops (if you can find one!)