The 2017 London Radical Bookfair will be on Saturday 24th of June at Goldsmiths University, New Cross. We are currently updating our website and FB page. More info to follow very very shortly. Stay tuned! For enquiries email Cristina at cristina[at]housmans[dot]com
The bookfair is on!
For a list of all our 100 or so bookselleing and zinemaking stallholders please click here https://londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com/stalls/
A programme of our speakers can be found here: https://londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com/speakers/
The talks at the bookfair this year are centered on three themes:
1. Shortlisted authors from the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing,
2. Shortlisted authors from the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award, and
3. In solidarity with the Goldsmiths Cut The Rent students, currently engaged in a rent strike at Goldsmiths, as well as with those rent striking at other universities, there we will be a series of talks and workshops looking at different aspects of the housing struggle – hosted by Brick Lane Debates.
There will also be music throughout the day at Speakers Corner, which will be located outside the main doors. Not technically connected with the bookfair, but nonetheless, immediately after the bookfair finishes, from 6pm-9pm, there will be music in the Student Union from Sharon Gal, Marlo Eggplant and Sly & the Family Drone, as part of the “Fringes, Outsides and Undergrounds: The aesthetics and politics of unpopular music” conference. Entry is free, and all are welcome. For more details on all the above visit https://londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com/music/
Spread the word and see you there!
Check the tabs above for more information on everything that will be happening on the day.
This year’s bookfair is supported by the Centre for Cultural Studies, with the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Media and Communications, Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Visual Culture, and Goldsmiths Press. Goldsmiths, University of London. http://www.gold.ac.uk/
Thanks so much to everyone who took part and made it a special day: readers, writers, publihsers, booksellers, artists, judges. Here are some photos from the day, taken by the wonderful Asya Gefter http://asyagefter.com
See you all next year! Saturday May 7th 2016 is the date for your diary,,,,
The London Radical Bookfair 2015 is on! After taking over Bishopsgate Institute last year the LRB, along with our partners at Alternative Press, are taking over 5 floors of a beautifully renovated Victorian warehouse at 47/49 Tanner Street near Tower Bridge.
Lots more details to announce, including the speaker line up and exhibitors, but for now save the all important date: 9th May 12-7pm
Follow us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Radical-Bookfair/497414930304046
…and on Twitter via the Alliance of Radical Booksellers feed here https://twitter.com/@ARB_information
Here are some picturesfrom the 2014 fair. It was a great event, with some 1,500 people visitng throughought the day. Thanks to everyoen who took part. As ever the fair finsihed with an award ceremony for our two bookprizes. We will defintiely be back at Bishopsgate in next year, so save the date: Saturday 9th May, 2015!
After last year’s successful inaugural event, the London Radical Bookfair returns bigger and better, this year teaming up with the Alternative Press gang to takeover all three floors of Bishopsgate Institute, opposite Liverpool Street station. 130 exhibitors, author events, book awards, workshops and more.
Spread the word and hope to see you there!