Stalls 2019

We invite applications for stalls from individuals, non-hierarchical groups and campaigns, grassroots unions, independent and non-commercial booksellers, artists, publishers and distributors. Priority will be given to those active in class struggle, antifascism, anti-oppression, environmentalism and mutual aid. No political parties please. Our e-mail address is dorsetbookfair@riseup.net

Stalls are £25 each in the main hall, £18 if paid by the end of May. In the unlikely event that we have any spare tables we’ll do our best to share them out on the basis of need. Setup from 9:30, open to public at 11:00. The hall must be cleared by 18:00 so we can set up for the gig.

Payment

By bank transfer to: Account number 84669314 Sort code 518118, by paypal to: forevertrevorknits [at] gmail [dot] com, in cash to a member of the collective or post a cheque  payable to ‘Dorset Bookfair’, to: Dorset Bookfair collective, c/o The Firkin Shed, 279 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8BZ.

Booking form for stalls and meetings

Anarchist Communist Group

We are a revolutionary class struggle anarchist group who aims to contribute to the building of a libertarian working class movement which can overthrow capitalism, the State and all forms of oppression. We believe it is important to be organised at local, national and international level. In addition, we believe it is vital to be involved in a variety of campaigns and grass roots movements and to produce material that gets anarchist ideas across to the wider working class.

Anarchist Federation

A federation of groups and individuals across the British Isles fighting against capitalism, patriarchy, transphobia, the state, fascism and all other forms of oppression. For a free and equal society, for anarchism.

Anarchist Party Exeter

The Anarchist Party is an organisation dedicated to promoting a self-aware, positive anarchism that empowers people to challenge the institutions and individuals that oppress them.

BASE

Base for Anarchy and Solidarity in Easton: BASE – The Info Shop is a fundraiser for the Social Centre and sells mainly books, stickers, CD’s, some vinyl and other stuff. We travel to bookfairs to spread the anarchist viewpoint.

BLACK SKIN BLACK FLAG

Selling pamphlets, postcards and other bits and bobs.

BSBF AIMS:

  • To expose and challenge the white monopoly/supposed authority on moral, historical and spiritual truth
  • To reiterate and update the economic, social and political discriminations that constrains black people living in a multi-cultural society
  • To explain the many historical and present day practices employed by the so-call “Civilised West” to keep Africa weak
  • To bridge the state sponsored racial “divide and rule” strategy that weakens and distracts the working class as a whole from uniting under one banner
  • To restate the many moral dysfunctions of capitalism
  • To highlight the social inequalities and injustices as well as the ecological damage that makes up the capitalist reality
  • To investigate the emotional and spiritual costs that are caused by a system based on overwork, consumption and debt
  • To make clear that an alternative, just and better world is possible

BSBF Catalogue

Berkshire Antifa

Berkshire antifascists are a grassroots, autonomous collective dedicated to resisting fascism in all forms. The funds raised by the selling of our unique merchandise, as well as raising awareness for the cause, will contribute to the travel, prisoner support and various other expenses involved in resisting the far right.

Bristol Antifascists

Bristol Antifascists is a group of local people committed to opposing fascism and all that it stands for. Part of the national Anti-Fascist Network, we stand alongside other groups and individuals worldwide in the fight to keep our streets and communities free from fascist ideas and activity. We aim to play a part in building a genuine grassroots movement which is strong, effective and rooted in our workplaces and communities. As militant antifascists we organise on principles of equality, solidarity and direct action. We believe in organising for ourselves, building links and joining forces to defeat racism and fascism wherever they raise their ugly head. To beat the fascists and the far-right we will need all sorts of tactics and actions, organisation and strength in numbers.

If you would like to get involved or want more information, contact us.

Bristol radical history group

Bristol Radical History Group was formed in 2006 after the cricket and football teams we were playing for got sick of us going on about the book The Many Headed Hydra and its connections to Bristol. This book inspired us to look into our local history and its connections with the revolutionary Atlantic. We organised the first Bristol Radical History Week in Oct/Nov 2006 with the following aims:

  • To open up some of the ‘hidden’ history of Bristol and the West Country to public scrutiny and challenge some commonly held ideas about historical events.
  • To approach this history from ‘below’ by examining the actions and perspectives of those involved rather than the views of the contemporary establishment histories.
  • To recognise that the history of Bristol is inexorably linked to that of the Atlantic and former British colonies through its seafaring and trading activities.
  • To engage academics, local historians and the general public (including children) in the process through lectures, public debates, films and other events.

The events were a resounding success and showed that there was a significant public interest in radical history. Since then we have organised more than 250 events attended by thousands of people. Bristol Radical History Group group now operates within a much wider network of footballers, artists, techies, drunks, rioters, publicans, ranters, ravers, academics, Cancan dancers, anarchists, stoners and other ne’er do wells.

Industrial Workers of the World Dorset

The I.W.W. is a global union for all workers, seeking economic democracy and environmental sustainability through a fair distribution of resources and effort. In the meantime we fight for better conditions today, and demand respect for all workers using direct action and solidarity. Along the way, we have had many small victories against wage theft and victimisation simply by saying: “you can’t do that”.

Unlike trade unions we organise the worker not the job, so you can carry the union with you in and out of work, but members of other unions are welcome to join the I.W.W. as well. We are not linked to any political party or movement. We organise as we wish to live, all officers are unpaid volunteers directly elected by the membership and no one’s opinion counts more or less than any other, there are no leaders and there is no career ladder to climb.

Lady Ellah – The Vegan Highwaylady of Gillingham.

(Local author and animal rights activist)

Five Unique Books, by me, providing solutions for, and hurling serious critique of the humans species, in slight graphic novel style, and with a little mystery and humour. Limited editions signed for kindly donations.

Prisonism

Carl Cattermole Author of Prison – A Survival Guide a guide to uk prison system by female/male/LGBTQ/child prisoners (published by Penguin 2019), will also be selling embroideries by world’s longest serving trans prisoner Sarah Jane Baker.

Radical Routes

A network of radical co-ops, whose members are committed to working for positive social change. The network is made up of housing co-ops, workers’ co-ops and social centres. We offer mutual aid to new and existing co-ops who gain membership, which includes legal advice, financial advice, practical advice and loans.

Retro IT Ain’t!

is a not for profit unincorporated association set up to raise awareness of our social history by creating platforms to tell the stories of people who have stood up for social justice and political representation.

Established in 2016, based in Dorset, it is run by Haydn Wheeler, Sheila Wiggins and local artist Stewart Macarthur.

Socialist Party of Great Britain

Literature, Journals, Pamphlets and Books which put forward the case for a society freed from any market mechanism or any form of buying and selling; a classless, stateless, moneyless society based on voluntary work and free access. From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.

Part of the World Socialist Movement

Unite Community Bridport Branch

Wessex Solidarity: South Coast Free Radicals

An affinity group for those in our region with an interest in anarchism, syndicalism or direct action, who share our goal of building a stateless, classless society around the principles of libertarian socialism.

Class struggle anarchism has never been more relevant or credible, owing to the abject failure of capitalism and representative democracy, or state ‘communist’ bureaucracies to meet the needs of the people. Surely now every other ideology is discredited. We aim to promote our ideas by constantly challenging the narrative of governments and the corporate media.

Our emphasis is on supporting workers’ struggles locally and globally, fighting inequality, oppression and fascism.

We’ll have a selection of seditious pamphlets, zines, badges, T shirts etc.

West Dorset Animal Aid.

We are a local animal rights organisation promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle with information, advice and support.

Weymouth Animal Rights

Local Dorset animal rights group, protecting wild animals in South and West Dorset

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