Mark your calendars … MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2013

Two days: Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26
10am-5pm on both days

The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet:
– Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman
– Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.

No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
FREE. Welcome to all!
For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism.

*** Callout for Proposals (workshops, art exhibits, film, tables, events): or read below. ***
-> Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, discussions, kids activities, art exhibits and more!
-> Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy held throughout May 2013 at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal.
-> Tabling will take place over two days: May 25-26, between 10am-5pm.
-> Tabling will take place in the main auditoriums of both our locations: CEDA and the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier.
-> Facebook event:
Workshops, Tables, Art Exhibits, Films, Festival of Anarchy Events

a) Workshop Proposals

We encourage your workshop proposals for both days of this year’s Bookfair (May 25 or 26, 2013). You can submit workshops that are: i) introductions to anarchism or ii) workshops on other topics related to anarchism that explores an anarchism-themed topic in some depth.

–> For full information about making a workshop proposal, visit: <–

The deadline for all workshop proposals is March 1, 2013.
b) Art Exhibits

Art & Anarchy brings together the creations of dozens of anarchist-inspired artists and organizers. In previous years, exhibitions have included sculptures, paintings, posters, banners, drawings, and other multi-media forms. Art & Anarchy is displayed over the two days of the Montreal Anarchst Bookfair.

–> For full information about making a art proposal, visit: <–

The deadline to make an Art & Anarchy submission is March 1, 2013.
c) Films

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair hosts a Film Room, showing films related to anarchism or anarchist-supported struggles.

–> For full information about making a film proposal, visit: <–

The deadline to make a film proposal is March 1, 2013.
d) Tabling at the Bookfair

The heart of the Bookfair includes booksellers, distributors, independent presses and political groups from all over Montreal, Quebec, North America, and abroad. There will be Bookfair tabling on TWO days – Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2013, from 10am to 5pm. Tabling will take place in TWO spaces that are located across from each other: the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV) at 2450 rue Workman and the Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA) at 2515 rue Delisle.

–> For full information about requesting table space, visit: <–

The deadline to request table space is April 1, 2013.
e) Festival of Anarchy Events

The entire month of May comprises the Festival of Anarchy, with diverse anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues in Montreal. The Bookfair collective compiles a Festival of Anarchy calendar, but we count on you to organize the actual Festival of Anarchy events. Get in touch to reserve a date for your event in May (calendar dates are “first come first served”).

–> For full information about reserving a date for the Festival of Anarchy calendar, visit: <–

The deadline to submit Festival of Anarchy events, to be included in our public calendar, is April 1, 2013.

a) Promote our Callout for Proposals

The Bookfair is currently seeking proposals for workshops, tables, art, film and Festival of Anarchy events. The callout for proposals is linked on our website here: and on facebook here:

Please promote this callout widely to anyone who might want to participate in this year’s Anarchist Bookfair. The deadline for proposals is March 1st (for workshops, art and film) and April 1st (for tables and Festival of Anarchy events).
b) Advertising in your publication

Do you publish a magazine, newspaper, journal or other publication? Will you be publishing before May 1, 2013?

If so, please consider running an announcement for the upcoming Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. We can send you an ad specific to your publication. The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair is organized on a very modest budget by an all-volunteer collective, so we cannot pay you for ads. But we can link to your publication from our website as a form of mutual support.

Please get in touch with us at if you are able to offer ad space in your publication.
c) Web Links

If you maintain a website, please consider linking to our website. We’re at (in English) and (in French).
d) Facebook promotion

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair has a facebook page:

As well, we have created a facebook event for this year’s Bookfair:

There is also a separate facebook “event” for our Callout for Proposals:

If you’re on facebook, please promote these fb links on your wall, and by inviting your friends.
e) Twitter

If you’re on twitter, consider following us, and promoting our feed. We’re at:
f) Postering/Flyering in Montréal

If you can help promote the Bookfair and Festival of Anarchy in your neighborhood, school or community, please get in touch:

We will be actively promoting the 2013 Bookfair all over the Montreal-area. Let us know if you can help with postering or flyering.

If you are from outside Montreal, get in touch if you would like us to send you posters and pamphlets. We are also hoping to have these materials available for download on our website soon.
Thanks for considering these requests.
The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair Collective