* Sadly, Allsorts in Northcote CLOSED in DEC last year. **Barwon Booksellers in Geelong is very good; so is The Book Barn in Daylesford. *** The Book Grocer has several outlets in the CBD, and while not second-hand often carries Remainders Of Interest. **** The 9th annual ‘Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair’ is once again taking place at Brunswick Town Hall on Saturday, August 11. Entry is free and childcare is available. Along with stalls there’ll be various workshops and presentations. For more deets see the MABF website.
Just a quick note to let folks know that the seventh annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is on again in three weeks.
WHEN : 10am–6pm, Saturday, August 12 WHERE : Brunswick Town Hall (233 Sydney Road, Brunswick) COST : Free
The Bookfair sees thousands of people every year enjoying 40+ vendors sharing, selling and giving away zines, pamphlets, books, clothing, badges and all kinds of knowledge and information, and to partake in more than a dozen workshops and plenaries on anarchism, indigenous sovereignty, land rights and colonialism, sexism and gender, feminism, justice, sexual assault, workplace struggles, community spaces, environmental action and much more. Every year build on the ideas and networking, and welcome a broader audience and participation.
The fourth annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair will be taking place at the Abbotsford Convent on Saturday, August 9 this year. The Bookfair consists of around 40 or so stalls by independent and radical booksellers and activist groups. Alongside the stalls, there’ll be around 20 or so workshops running all day, on a range of topics of interest to anarchists.
Anarchist bookfairs take place all over this dying world, from the Balkans, Barcelona, the Bay Area, Belfast, Biel, Bochum, Bradford and Bristol to Winnipeg, Zagreb and Zrenjanin. See the Anarchist Bookfairs of the World blog for a much more complete line-up.
In less than two weeks a wild orgasm of anarchists will sweep across the city like a bush fire. Or to put it another way: on Saturday, August 10 the third annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is taking place at Abbotsford Convent! Books, pamphlets, zines, merch, food, drink, workshops for young and old and more. Entry is free. More details here. (See also : Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair 2012 (Review), August 6, 2012.)
NB. Thursday night (August 1) journalist Will Potter speaks at Kindness House (288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy). You can listen to an interview Dr Cam & I done with Will here. This Friday (August 2) there’s a rally at Flinders Street station (under the clocks) in support of refugee rights.