The Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair is an all-day event open to everybody, not just anarchists or feminists. We want to provide an open, and welcoming point for people of all genders to learn more about both anarchism and feminism, as well for as folks organising on the ground to explore ideas in-depth together, work through concepts and reach concrete plans.
The bookfair will start at 10:30 and run until 18:00 on Saturday the 21st of July, 2018. As well as space for stalls from publishers, book shops, zine makers and grassroots organising campaigns we’ll be hosting workshops and talks throughout the day on a wide range of issues, from abortion rights to mutual aid, social reproduction theory to housing, sex work to community accountability.
There’ll even be a practical session on vehicle maintenance for women and non-binary folk if we can find somewhere to park!
After the books have been cleared away and the workshops are over it’s time to party and celebrate. We have a cracking after party lined-up and more to add soon!
To help with accessibility, we’ve arranged for a free, professional crèche. See our Childcare page for more details if this is something you’re interested in.
How can I get involved?
If you’d like to help organise the bookfair, fundraise, or host a stall, talk or workshop, email us using the form below or at email@example.com. We’re particularly looking for folk to help with publicity in the run up to the event and to help with logisitics on the day.
Who are we?
We are a group of anarchist feminists who have come together to organise an anarchist feminist bookfair in Edinburgh in the summer of 2018. Some of us are already members of other groups you may be supportive of, like Sisters Uncut, Edinburgh Action for Trans Health, or AK Press; others are not part of any group.
The group has successfully raised funds for a professionally run crèche and will have food on hand to help with accessibility., email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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August 4th 2018: Dorset Radical Bookfair
11am-6pm at Beufort Community Centre, Beaufort Rd
Including such wonders as books, stalls, food, meetings, a kids’ area, zines, films, talks and a safe space policy. “We welcome rational debate, we don’t welcome attention-seekers, bigots, fascists, grasses and scabs.”
Plus an afterparty at the Riviera Bar with live music and reggae DJ ’til 2am, £5 suggested donation.
September 8th 2018: Bradford Anarchist/Radical Bookfair
11am-11pm at the 1 in 12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, BD1 2LY
Rebel Cat along with Aardvark Production Collective are organising the first anarchist/radical bookfair in Bradford since 2014. A smaller affair as it’s a new collective, it will nevertheless include stalls, films and hopefully some speakers/workshops. Get in touch with Rebel Cat Events for more info.
October 13th2018: Rhyddical Swansea Bookfair
Central Swansea, details tbc
Only recently announced and not many details yet
November 17th 2018: Nottingham Radical Bookfair
11am-4.30pm at Nottingham Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood St
Nottingham’s second radical bookfair, organised by Five Leaves Bookshop, featuring stalls by national and local publishers, second-hand booksellers and a full supporting programme throughout the day.
December 1st 2018: Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair
at Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road
The collective has now confirmed it will be back in the same venue to see in the Christmas period. For enquiries, email email@example.com.