The London Radical Bookfair, now in its 6th year, is an annual celebration of radical and progressive bookselling and publishing in the UK. Organised by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, it provides a unique opportunity for the reading public to come together with the best of Britain’s radical booksellers and publishers.
The bookfair aims to create a stimulating and inspiring environment: we invite you along to explore the latest debates, literature and campaigns, and to attend the Bookfair’s free programme of talks. We particularly welcome those who are discovering radical politics for the first time.
Spectrum of literature
The London Radical Bookfair is a broad church that brings together a variety of traditions within radical and alternative politics, and hopes to make them accessible to a wider audience. You will encounter a wide range of radical literature – books, pamphlets and magazines that contain different ideas and political positions. We ask stall holders and bookfair guests to engage with each other in a spirit of good faith.
The Bookfair runs on the enthusiasm and commitment of a small group of volunteers and the strength of mutual respect between our stallholders, speakers and visitors. If an individual acts in a way that is disruptive, abusive or oppressive, please report the matter to the information desk at the main doors and they will in turn alert an organiser. Organisers cannot be expected to immediately adjudicate on the spot over disagreements, but we can promise that any dispute will be dealt with in a patient and non-aggressive manner.
Filming and photography
The Bookfair will have an official photographer present on the day, particularly to document the awards ceremonies for the Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing and the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. If you do not wish to be photographed please let the photographer know. Filming is not allowed without prior agreement from the Bookfair collective.