2019 Manchester/Salford Anarchist Bookfair

Submitted by Spikymike on October 21, 2019

The Manchester and Salford Anarchist Book Fair returns to the Peoples History Museum this year on Saturday the 7th of December from 10am to 4pm. No more details as yet but will probably include the usual selection of publishers, distributors and political and campaign groups.
See here:
https://bookfair.org.uk

freemind

2 years 9 months ago

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I will be there as I’m in Manchester for a week long holiday!

Spikymike

2 years 9 months ago

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It's a welcome return to the Peoples History Museum Venue but it seems the organisers didn't have the funds to book meeting rooms as well as the main bookfair hall in advance so they are encouraging groups to book and pay for rooms during the bookfair directly with the Museum admin, (https://phm.org.uk/hire/)

Fozzie

2 years 9 months ago

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Spikymike

It's a welcome return to the Peoples History Museum Venue but it seems the organisers didn't have the funds to book meeting rooms as well as the main bookfair hall in advance so they are encouraging groups to book and pay for rooms during the bookfair directly with the Museum admin, (https://phm.org.uk/hire/)

LOL what could go wrong with that?

Spikymike

2 years 9 months ago

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Yes far from ideal but the bookfair organisers might still be able to assist with contact names, times etc. I'm not involved myself and not around on that date so I'm not able to help.

Spikymike

2 years 9 months ago

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So the organisers have now published the list of bookstalls. See here:
https://bookfair.org.uk/stalls/
And there will also be a number of short meetings in one of the meeting rooms still to be confirmed on their website.

Spikymike

2 years 8 months ago

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A limited list of short presentations/book launches at the bookfair now up here:
https://bookfair.org.uk/talks/
Not the most currently relevant or interesting of subjects here but this event (if more narrowly anarchist than some others) still presents opportunities to meet up with some genuine class struggle and libertarian communist activists amongst the bookstall organisers with enough social meeting space in this venue to pursue some rare face to face discussions.

R Totale

2 years 8 months ago

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I suppose it's a bit of a depressing sign of the times that I've not really heard anyone talking about the bookfair since it happened, and that seems like one of the most positive possible outcomes, because if there was a ten-page thread on it now I doubt it'd be for a good reason. :/ On the bright side though, was reminded of this post recently, so it's very gratifying that Isaacson was completely and utterly wrong in her prediction.

Spikymike

2 years 8 months ago

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Wasn't there but came across this friendly anarchist report here:
https://freedomnews.org.uk/report-manchester-salford-anarchist-bookfair/
and even the often unreliable and contentious 'Norther Anarchists' lot managed a couple of critical but friendly reports, if unable to miss a plug for their 'free speech' hobbyhorse at the same time.