About the Boston Anarchist Bookfair
What are all these bookfairs anarchists are always putting on?
Anarchist bookfairs are about celebrating and exploring anarchist ideas with, workshops, films, and conversations. Bookfairs aim to bring together people from far and wide, as well as local community residents and activists.
The Boston Anarchist Bookfair hopes to bring together people struggling to destroy capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, heterosexism, racism, colonialism, statism and all other forms of oppression.
The Boston Anarchist Bookfair explores the ideas of a system that avoids the use of coercion, violence, force and authority, while still producing a productive and desirable society. The Boston Anarchist Bookfair advocates stateless societies based on non-hierarchical voluntary associations.
Do I have to be an anarchist to attend?
No! The Boston Anarchist Bookfair is for anarchists and those curious about anarchist ideas and practice. If you’re interested in any of the programming we have to offer, we encourage you to join in on the fun.
Who is organizing this event?
This event is being organized by a collective of Boston-area anarchists that formed especially for this event, and the Progressive Librarians Guild as Simmons College is graciously hosting us. If you’d like to get in on the organizing for next year, sign up for our announcement list and let us know.
Will there be childcare available?
Yes! There will be childcare and children’s activities available all day on Sunday and Monday. Just check in at the information table when you arrive.
I'm a member of the press - how can I get in touch with the organizers?
Drop us a line here and we'll get back to you ASAP!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 11/4/2013
Anarchy in the Bay State: Boston Anarchist Bookfair to Convene Hundreds
from the Community and Across the Country
Join Us for a Weekend of Workshops, Books, and Music
November 10 - 11, 2013
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Simmons College Paresky Center, 3rd floor
300 the Fenway, Boston
Press Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOSTON, MA — This Veterans Day Weekend, join anarchists and community members for two days of learning and organizing for a better Boston and a better world. Against the backdrop of a bitterly contested Mayoral race, anarchists are building toward a world without politicians or the billionaires who fund them.
As revolts and revolutions continue to erupt around the world, elites everywhere fear the power of ordinary people organizing to fight for justice. In the U.S., whistleblowers are exposing massive state spying campaigns and systematic repression; communities of color and their allies are fighting against a racist justice system; residents and tribal organizations are taking action to stop toxic pipelines; and workers in factories and fast-food joints are standing up to their bosses.
Boston is one of North America’s cradles of revolution. So it is fitting that for the third year in a row, people from all walks of life — from seasoned organizers to the politically curious — will come together in a time in which the ideas, methods, and tactics of anarchism are more important than ever.
Dozens of radical organizations and vendors from as far away as California will be selling goods and sharing knowledge at this community event. Consistent with previous turnout, organizers of the Boston Anarchist Bookfair expect hundreds of attendees.
For a full schedule of events and speakers, and a list of attending publishers and organizations visit http://www.bostonanarchistbookfair.org.
Admission to the bookfair is free of charge.
The Bookfair is graciously hosted and sponsored by the Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College.
The Boston Local of the Industrial Workers of the World
The IWW is actively campaigning to organize workers. We're also laying the groundwork for future union drives right here in Boston. Our plan is to build a new society, free from oppression, poverty and war, within the shell of the old, capitalist system that offers less and less to ordinary people. Dump the bosses off your back! Come join the One Big Union!
Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College
The Simmons chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild is a student organization committed to inscribing the struggle for social justice at the center of the library profession. We believe that cataloging, indexing, acquisitions policy and collection development, reference services, library automation, library management, and virtually every other library issue embody political value choices. We aim to make these choices explicit, and to carry out our professional responsibilities in a way that helps to realize a freer, more democratic world.
The Simmons chapter of PLG is proudly affiliated with the Progressive Librarians Guild.
Lucy Parsons Center
The Lucy Parsons Center is an independent, non-profit, radical bookstore and community space. We are run collectively by our volunteers — no bosses, no pay. We are kept alive by dedicated volunteers who contribute their time to keeping this project on its feet. Read more about our collective or sign up to volunteer and get involved if you are interested!
The Lucy Parsons Center has a well-stocked bookstore with new and used books and more than 200 magazines, newspapers, and journals, covering every wing of the progressive movement. We also carry posters, stickers, cards, and pins. There are low-priced used and bargain books in addition to new titles, Spanish-language books, and children's books.>