NYC and Montreal — Two Book Fairs in May 2014

2014 Poster for webpageHappy May Day, everyone!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that this month, On Our Own Authority! will be tabling at two book fairs in New York City and Montreal, respectively. We’re very excited about these events and we’re looking forward to meeting new friends and comrades in Montreal and New York this year!

The 8th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South) in New York City. The book fair will host “dozens of vendors and presenters from around the country.” The keynote speaker will be Ashanti Alston, the famous anarchist activist, speaker, writer, and former member of the Black Panther Party.

BookfairPosterEnglishColourThe 2014 Montreal Anarchist Book Fair will be held the following weekend, on May 24 & 25, at the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (2450 rue Workman) and the CEDA (2515 rue Delisle). The event will feature “over 100 booksellers, zinesters, distributors and groups from all over Montreal, Quebec, North America and beyond, sharing their publications and materials, most of which are hard or impossible to find at mainstream book stores.” Here is some more information from the Montreal Anarchist Book Fair website:

During the weekend, there is a Anarchist Film Room (this year for two days) screening alternative films and documentaries, while the walls of the Bookfair venue are covered with the works of anti-authoritarian artists as part of Art & Anarchy. . . .

Free childcare is available at the Bookfair at the Kid Zone; kids and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

There are also workshops and presentations throughout the weekend, in English and French. Some are intended as introductions to anarchism for those who are new to anarchy, while others explore an anarchist-themed subject in some depth.

As usual, our table will feature books related to anarchism, social revolution, workers’ self-management, Black liberation, social movement history, post-colonial studies, Pan-Africanism, Palestine solidarity, and international labor history. Books will be available from such noteworthy authors as Eusi Kwayana, Ida B. Wells, Joseph Edwards, Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, Kimathi Mohammed, Modibo Kadalie, Sen Katayama, and Lenni Brenner, among others. Please be sure to stop by our table and say hello!

See you at the book fair(s)!

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