The Anarchist Bookfair, now in its 26th year, was born when Housmans Bookshop, Freedom Bookshop and the Anarchist Book Service combined with A Distribution, to lay the foundations for the bookfair as it now is. For a period of time these four groups not only organised the bookfair, but also produced a free magazine called the New Anarchist Review.
The group also encouraged local areas to set up their own book fairs. Regretfully, apart from an excellent bookfair organised at the 1 in 12 Club, this initiative did not take off.
The first bookfair attracted a faithful audience of about 10, however with the support of many groups, including Crass, the bookfair has since gone from strength to strength. Housmans will have a stall at the fair, as it has had since day one, and to show our thanks to our many friends and supporters from over the years, we will be opening our doors for special events, both before and after the bookfair.
Friday 26th October, 6pm onwards: Launch party for new Anarchist magazine Mayday + pre-bookfair social
Mayday is a new Anarchist journal, whose first issue includes contributions from Ian Bone, Dave Douglas, Trevor Bark and many more, who will all be in attendance. Join us for a drink and a chat.
Saturday 27th October: The Fair
The shop will be open as normal, but more importantly, stop by our stall at the fair and say hello.
Sunday 28th October,12 till 6pm: After-party
Housmans will be opening up the shop especially for those who, like us, feel that one day a year just isn’t long enough. The shop will open from 12 till 6pm, for a post-bookfair get together. A nice chance to meet, chat, and check out some of our great anarchist stock, including many rarities.
5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
London, N1 9DX.
tel: 020 7837 4473