Bookfair 2009 – announcement & organising

The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Collective is pleased to announce the date and venue for this years event!

bookfair09_early-flyer_smallSaturday 12 September 2009, at The Island, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2PY, with a provisional time of 10.30am to 7pm. The flyer displayed here is an ‘early bird’ flyer for advance publicity, more flyers and posters will follow.

After the success of last years event, we are this year moving to a larger, more central Bristol location, that will be easier to get to for all Bristolians and visitors from across the south west. This year we will have a larger central hall with room for more stalls and added browsing space. We expect to have 2 rooms for meetings, an all-day films room, and a seperate room for a cafe and general socialising.

As the latest crisis of capitalism begins to bite, and the greed of corporations and the finance sector is ever more exposed, we believe that now more than ever anarchist ideas and practise are both increasingly relevant, and the solution to the worldwide problems we all face. We are currently considering theming workshops at the bookfair around the twin topics of ‘recession’ and ‘resistance’. Full details for the bookfair, and a callout for stalls and workshops/meetings, will go out by early June.

We hope to organise a series of events in the week before the bookfair – a film night is already planned, and we’d like to see other public meetings/debates, and social events during the week. If you are interested in organising (or jointly organising) and event or activity under the bookfair banner, please get in touch with us at Or come to the next Bookfair Collective organising meeting on Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm, at Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY.

In the week after the bookfair, the word on the street is that a number of groups will be organising a series of exciting events, actions and opportunities. Keep your eyes peeled for information!

Lastly, many thanks to the St Werburghs centre for hosting us last year. We wish the centre all the best with its redevelopment works.

Be inspired! Get organised! Let’s get free!