The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair – Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 2018 – takes place at Westdale Secondary School (700 Main St. W. MAP) Accessible from the 403 and a quick bus ride from MacNab Terminal in the downtown Hamilton area.
In the venue there are dozens of booksellers, zinesters, distributors and groups from all over Hamilton, Ontario, North America and beyond, sharing their publications and materials, most of which are hard or impossible to find at mainstream book stores. Many materials are available for free, and much is published specifically to be available at the Bookfair. Please note: Booksellers and vendors will be displaying on both days: Saturday, March 3 & 4. Workshops, theme rooms, and more will also take place on both days.
During the weekend, there is an Anarchist Film Room screening videos and documentaries produced by individuals and grassroots collectives.
Free childcare and kids activities are available at the Bookfair in the Kid Zone; kids and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the Bookfair!
For everyone who attends, there’s also a Chill Space. The Chill Space was created out of the recognition that a Bookfair can be really overwhelming and intense for a variety of reasons, and that folks might need a place to be apart from the main Bookfair without feeling like they have to leave altogether.
There are also workshops and presentations throughout the weekend. Some are intended as introductions to anarchism for those who are new to anarchy, while others explore an anarchist-themed subject in some depth.
In general, during the Bookfair, don’t hesitate to ask members of the Bookfair collective, or folks who are tabling or presenting, any question or inquiry you have about the ideas and practice of anarchism. The Bookfair collective actively strives to create an accessible and safe(r) event.
The Bookfair site is close to a haldful of restaurants, bus stops and a grocery store.
The entire Bookfair is free, and open to all; however, your donations are appreciated so that we can meet our expenses.
Essentially, the Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair is for people curious about anarchism and wanting to learn more.