The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair

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The Bay Area Anarchist Fair will be April 25, 2015. This year will be the 20th Anniversary!

The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics.

This year, Book Fair will be returning to The Crucible. We received lots of good and bad feedback after the event last year, and there will be changes at the venue to address some of the concerns (more details below).

The Venue

After a thorough review of event spaces in the great Bay Area, we have confirmed The Crucible in West Oakland to host the 2015 Anarchist Book Fair, the same site as the 2014 event. For more information on our criteria and process for selecting a venue, please go here.

We received a lot of feedback after last year’s event, and we are making several changes to address some of the concerns. Primarily, there will be no Crucible classes going on during the Book Fair, so this means less noise and heat, as well as more room for vendors and better spaces for workshops. We will also be able (weather permitting) to have the large roll-up doors open for better circulation.

The Crucible is a non-profit arts organization that was founded in 1999 and moved to West Oakland in 2003. The Crucible is located at 1260 7th Street, just two blocks from the West Oakland BART station, making it easily accessible from all over the Bay Area.  It is also relatively close by bike, bus/BART, or car to other Oakland venues such as Qilombo and the OMNI, making it possible for concurrent or coordinated events at other venues.

Please watch this website for more updates!