Ross Bradshaw has been involved in radical publishing and bookselling for nearly half a century. He has run Five Leaves Publications since 1995, and in 2013 he opened Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham. In 2018 the bookshop won the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award and has been consistently shortlisted for the prize. The bookshop organises roughly a hundred events a year including its own mini-festival, Bread and Roses. Earlier projects included jointly setting up Nottingham Peace and Nottingham Green Festivals, Lowdham Book Festival and Southwell Poetry Festival. Ross is also a coordinator of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.