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May 20. Montreal’s 7th Annual Anarchist Bookfair
Article published on 25 November 2005
last modification on 9 January 2006

by r-c.
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Saturday, May 20, 2006, 10am-6pm

Location TBA


— > The largest anarchist event in North America.

— > Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy (May 2006).

— > Followed by a full day of Anarchist Presentations and Workshops (May 21, 2006).

— > Bring your kids! Kids activities and free childcare on-site.

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair and Festival of Anarchy is the largest anarchist event in North America, and an important exchange of anarchist and anti-authoritarian ideas. The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists alike, in French and English, with participants from all over North America and beyond. Founded in May 2000, the bookfair is now entering its seventh year. Anarchist Bookfair events include book and information tables, workshops, readings, films, presentations, walking tours and much more. Once again, the Anarchist Bookfair will be followed — on Sunday, May 21 — by a full day dedicated to anarchist-themed workshops and presentations. As in the past, a
"Festival of Anarchy" will take place during the weeks preceeding the Bookfair, with diverse events organized by anarchist and anti-authoritarian groups.

Proposal callouts for workshops, presentations, art exhibits, films, Festival of Anarchy events and tables are included below. We look forward to your suggestions and contributions!


* 2. Callout, Workshops *


The bookfair organizing collective is currently seeking workshop and presentation proposals for the Bookfair (May 20, 2005) and the Day of Anarchist Workshops and Presentations (May 21, 2005).

For the bookfair day, we are looking for introductory workshops to anarchism, or an aspect of anarchism, aimed at people who are curious about, or new to, anarchist ideas. The workshops should be accessible to non-anarchists. For May 21, we are seeking proposals that address an anarchist-themed topic in some depth, and are intended for people who are already familiar with anarchism, or might identify as anarchists.

— > For more information about proposing workshops and presentations, including basic guidelines, please consult

NOTE: The deadline for all workshop and presentation proposals is FEBRUARY 15, 2006.


* 3. How to request a table *


The heart of the bookfair is the main auditorium on May 20, 2006, which will include booksellers, distributors, independent presses and political groups from all over Montreal, Quebec and North America, and abroad. Please make sure to read our principles on our website before contacting us to request a table. If you haven’t tabled at the bookfair before, please include a short description of your group and the material you intent to distribute at the bookfair.

— > For more information about table space and vendors, please consult

NOTE: The deadline to request a table is APRIL 1, 2006.


* 4. Callout, Art Exhibits and Films *


The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair will again be displaying artwork relating to anarchism and anti-authoritarian, autonomous or anarchist-supported struggles. Please consider proposing an exhibit of photos, posters, original art, repros - anything within the parameters of the Bookfaiir that can be mounted and hung on a wall or placed in a corner!

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair will also have a film room running all day, showing films related to anarchism or anarchist-supported struggles, that fall within the principles of the Anarchist Bookfair.

NOTE: The deadline for art exhibit and film proposals is APRIL 1, 2006.


* 5. Callout, Festival of Anarchy Events *


In addition to the Bookfair and Day of Workshops, the entire month of May is part of a Festival of Anarchy, with diverse anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues in Montreal.

— > For more information about proposing Festival of Anarchy events, including basic guidelines, please consult

NOTE: The deadline to submit Festival of Anarchy events, to be included in our calendar, is APRIL 1, 2006.


* 6. Volunteers, Postering and Publicity *


This year the bookfair collective will be aiming to do a mailout of bookfair publicity — flyers and posters — sometime in the spring.

— > If you would like to receive bookfair publicity by mail, to distribute in your community, please send your mailing address Also, please specify whether you want publicity materials in English, French or both.

— > If you are from the Montreal-area, and would like to help with local postering and flyering efforts, please pass on your e-mail and/or phone number or 514-859-9090. Also, please specify what areas you can poster.


* 7. Contact information *


If you have other ideas for the bookfair or Festival of Anarchy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a proposal! Contact us to to receive regular updates and announcements by e-mail.

post : Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204

Montréal, Québec, H3G 1N1




tel: 514-859-9090 (messages only)

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