Anarchist Bookfair

Anarchism and the bookshop trade

Other than the London Anarchist Bookfair and a few smaller regional book fairs — Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield for example — there are few places where anarchist books are seen. Few general bookshops are interested in anarchism and there are few radical bookshops.

That has not always been the case. At one time there were 130 radical bookshops in the UK with a public magazine, The Radical Bookseller. Some seemed predestined… Continue reading

Derry Anarchist Bookfair: ‘Brilliant success’

Derry’s first ever Radical Bookfair was held in over the Bloody Sunday week of events on Saturday 28th January 2017 in Pilots Row Community Centre.  Organisers report that several hundred people passed through the doors of the Rossville Street venue to explore what the days events had to offer, as well as to rummage through the different book stalls to catch a bargain or two. A spokesperson… Continue reading

Your guide to 2017 anarchist bookfairs in the British Isles

Every year the anarchist movement has its biggest get-together at the London Anarchist Bookfair at the end of October. But there’s a lot of similar events going on between now and then, and we’ve done a roundup below so you’re never short of a book or two.

April 29th: Cambridge Radical Bookfair Venue: Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, CB4 3BA 1pm-5pm

Stalls from the likes of East… Continue reading

Interview with the Catholic Worker Movement

Scott in a tent (credit indymedia)

As we head into autumn the thoughts of many anarchists in the south of England turn to the Anarchist Bookfair, being held this year at Central St Martin’s near Kings Cross Station, a highlight in the anarchist calendar for many. One of the regular stalls at the Bookfair intrigues some, confuses others and annoys a few so it seemed a good… Continue reading