Speakers Programme Announced

We’ve just updated the website with the speakers’ programme for this year’s fair. Check it out here.



All the tables are booked! We have a great range of radical booksellers, publishers, zine makers, DIY and small press this year.


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We are currently updating the website with our list of stall holders and programme of talks. Keep an eye out as we will be adding exhibitors throughout the week, plus updating the food venues page with some great vegan places to eat.

Save the date: 24th of June!

Registration for the 2017 London Radical Bookfair will be opening in a few days. For the second year running, the bookfair will be held in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths University, in South East London.

Apart from a wide range of radical booksellers, authors and publishers, there will also be stalls with comix and zine makers, artists and exhibitions, plus workshops and talks.

You can download the official 2017 London Radical Bookfair poster here for social media purposes.

If you also need posters or flyers, let us know.

More info coming soon!

London Radical Bookfair 2017

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/

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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.

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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!

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London Radical Bookfair 2016: 7th May, Goldsmith’s University

LRBlogo300dpi 2016jpgDelighted to announce that the London Radical Bookfair 2016 will be taking place on the 7th May at Goldsmith’s University. Please save the date.

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/ 

Photo report from the 2015 Bookfair

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,,,,

London Radical Bookfair 2015: The Tanner St Takeover, 9th May 12-7pm

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.

TakoverFlyer2015_front_a5_300dpiTakeoverFlyer2015_back_a5_300dpiIts a beautiful venue, and the Takeover will be filling every available space with bookstalls, artwork, talks, workshops, food, music, and good people!

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



London Radical Bookfair & Alternative Press Takeover 2014


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.

Have a look at the Guest Speakers & Stalls page for a breakdown on London Radical Bookfair-related speakers and exhibitors, and the Alternative Press site for details of their line-up.

Spread the word and hope to see you there!