Derry Radical Bookfair 2023

On Saturday 28th January 2023, Derry’s Pilots Row Community Centre play host to the 7th annual Derry Radical Bookfair in Rossville Street.

The event organisers have confirmed that the Bogside venue will again host one of the largest gatherings of independent radical press, book sellers, publishers and distributors from across country as part of the one day event.

A spokesperson for the Derry Radical Bookfair said “We are delighted to confirm that we are now planning our 7th annual radical book fair on Saturday 28th January 2023. The first international radical book fair of the year will once again be hosted in the heart of the Bogside as part of the week of events around Bloody Sunday commemorations. 

“This year comes with added book launches on ‘Punk and Anarchism’ as well as on ‘James Connolly’ both created by local authors.  Our speakers corner comes with talks on ‘Mutual Aid in Practice’ with a number of contributions from several activist groups. We also have some hot vegetarian and vegan food as well as a ‘Pop up Gaeltacht’ corner both of which adds a new dimension to the days events.  In all we hope this will make this years radical bookfair yet another successful events.”

Derry Radical Bookfair kicks off on Saturday 28th January 2023 from 12pm until 5pm at the Pilots Row Community Centre in Rossville Street.

For more details please visit our site: http://www.derryradicalbookfair.wordpress.com

To book your place as a stall holder, groups, publishers, distributors or independent traders/sellers, please email: radicalbookfair@gmail.com *please note spaces are limited.

Book Launch: James Connolly Socialist, Nationalist & Internationalist

Book Launch of ‘James Connolly Socialist, Nationalist & Internationalist’ is presented by local author, Liam McNulty at this years Radical Bookfair. The book itself is said to ‘offer a measured consideration of James Connolly’ and examines Connolly’s continuing political relevance today. A welcomed look at Connolly’s life and politics concluding his final chapter resulting with his execution by British State following the Easter Rising in 1916.

Talk: Mutual Aid in Practice

Come and join in the discussion with representatives of a number of anarchist and grassroots groups and organisations who will reflect upon their recent participation and direct involvement in a number of mutual aid projects. Members of the Derry Anarchist Collective will be joined by activists from North East Anarchist Group, Food Not Bombs, Industrial Workers of the World and others who are currently working on a number of community and workplace projects.

Book Sources on Mutual Aid in Theory and Practice:

Mutual Aid: An Illuminated Factor of Evolution

Anarchic Agreements: A Field Guide to Collective Organizing

Zapatista Stories

The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism

Overcoming Burnout

Words of a Rebel

Green Anarchism: Tools for Everyday life

Teaching Resistance

About Anarchism

Autonomy Is in Our Hearts

Anarchism, Anarchist Communism & The State

Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective, Second Edition

Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education

Anarchy in Action

Kropotkin: The Politics of Community

Book Launch: Smash The System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance

We are delighted to announce the first Irish book launch for Smash the System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance.

This will be an in-person event at Speakers Corner as part of this years Derry Radical Bookfair in Pilots Row Community Centre in Rossvile Street. This event will be held on Saturday 28th January 2023 at 4pm sharp.

As part of the book launch we will be joined by two of the co-editor of the book series who will be in conversation on the book series itself followed by a Q & A.

Our friends at CrimethInc.comAnarchistStudies.Blog and Anarchist Essays podcast have published excerpts from the Foreword and Introduction of our new book, Smash The System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance.

Check them out:

Punk – Dangerous Utopia: Revisiting the Relationship between Punk and Anarchism, by participants in the CrimethInc. ex-Workers’ Collective.

Smash All Systems! (An introduction to Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance), by Jim Donaghey, Will Boisseau and Caroline Kaltefleiter.

Smash All Systems! (podcast version), read by Jim Donaghey.

If you’re interested in obtaining a copy of this fantastic book Smash The System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance, you can now do so at the Derry Radical Bookfair or here:

Active Distribution (eBay – shipping from Croatia)

DistroTable (shipping from Ireland)

AONACH LEABHAR RADACAH DHOIRE 2023

Beidh an 7ú aonach leabhar dá chineál i nDoire Dé Sathairn 28ú Eanáir 2023.


Cuirfear fearadh na fáilte roimh dhíoltóirí beaga neamhspleácha a leabhair agus foilseacháin radacacha le smaointe agus le hábhair léitheoireachta nach bhfuiĺ fáil orthu sna gnáthshiopaí a chur faoi bhráid an phobail.


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Derry to Host the 7th Annual Radical Book Fair

On Saturday 28th January 2023, Derry’s Pilots Row Community Centre play host to the 7th annual Derry Radical Bookfair in Rossville Street.

The event organisers have confirmed that the Bogside venue will again host one of the largest gatherings of independent radical press, book sellers, publishers and distributors from across country as part of the one day event.

A spokesperson for the Derry Radical Bookfair said “We are delighted to confirm that we are now planning our 7th annual radical book fair on Saturday 28th January 2023. The first international radical book fair of the year will once again be hosted in the heart of the Bogside as part of the week of events around Bloody Sunday commemorations. 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday of which the radical book fair played an important focal point within the community and the political calendar of the city. Those who participated agreed that it was a very successful event for the stall holders themselves and that of everyone who attended from near and far.

“For ourselves, the idea behind creating our own radical book fair in Derry came following successful book fairs both in London and Dublin. The initial concept had grown out of the first ever Anarchist Bookfair in London back in the early 1980’s as part of an effort to provide solidarity and support to both independent, radical booksellers and publishers at that time who produced and distributed important and vital political texts relating to feminist, anarchist, queer, marxist and environmentalist thinking.

“Over the last number of years the Derry Radial Bookfair has been recognised as an important event in the anarchist and radical book fair calendar which forms part of the international Alliance of Radical Book Sellers. We believe that it’s important to include local booksellers as well as national and international book publishers and book distributors. A wide range of stalls help promote radical ideas from queer liberation, anarchism, republicanism and marxism, as well as locally produced books on Irish politics and labour history and local social history.”

Throughout the day there are a number of talks and book launches planned to encourage further discussion and debate in what will be part of a wider series of events in the city commemorating the events of Bloody Sunday and the continuing fight for justice.”

Derry Radical Bookfair kicks off on Saturday 28th January 2023 from 12pm until 5pm at the Pilots Row Community Centre in Rossville Street.

For more details please visit our site: http://www.derryradicalbookfair.wordpress.com

To book your place as a stall holder, groups, publishers, distributors or independent traders/sellers, please email: radicalbookfair@gmail.com *please note spaces are limited.

Ireland’s Leading Radical Bookfair Takes Place in Derry

This year marks the 6th annual Radical Bookfair in Derry which now forms part of the city’s political calendar at the Pilots Row Community Centre in the heart of the Bogside.

Organisers of the Derry Radical Bookfair will once again host the country’s largest selection of independent radical press, book sellers, publishers and distributors from across Ireland with a number of participants taking part from Scotland, England and Wales.

A spokesperson for the Derry Radical Bookfair said “We have seen many participants return time and time again to the Radical Bookfair after previous successful fairs held in the city. What we are proud of is having a large variety of political opinions as expressed though the many different forms of radical literature on display. Literature not normally found in mainstream bookshops and outlets. What we have is a healthy and expanding network of independent booksellers and publishers who have forged links and new important contacts which the Derry Radical Bookfair is a vital focal point as part of the political calendar.

“The Radical Bookfair has many different political views and radical traditions which makes up the lift of the city. We pride ourselves in creating a space for books of local, national and international interests including social and labour history as well as themes covering radical feminism, queer liberation, anarchism, marxism, republicanism and environmentalism. It is also a day in which a number of campaign groups have the opportunity to table stalls so as to highlight ongoing concerns such as human rights, environmental and social justice issues.

“This year we will be including a speakers corner which will host a number of talks and discussions from Anti-fascism to Anarchism throughout the day which will again add to the overall community spirit that the book fair has created at Pilots Row. For many the event ties in well with the week long events as part of the run up to the annual Bloody Sunday March for Justice.”

Restrictions In Place For 6th Annual Derry Radical Bookfair

Restrictions in place for a space Derry Radical Bookfiar

Restrictions in place during 6th annual Derry Radical Bookfair 2022 Restrictions will be in place at this year’s Derry Radical Bookfair which takes place on Saturday 29th January 2022 12pm to 5pm.

A spokesperson for the Radical Bookfair said that “there will never a number of restrictions in place ahead of this years Bookfair in line with current health guidelines.

“Those taking part have been asked to ensure face masks will be worn at all times and hand hygiene is adhered to throughout the day.

“This will ensure that those attending can do so in a safe and will ventilated location. Anyone entering Pilots Row Community Centre and participating in the Bookfair will be asked to wear a face mask, sanitise hands and keep a safe distance in accordance with health guidance.

“We have no problem in keeping with the current pandemic guidelines in order for this important annual to take place over the Bloody Sunday weekend.

“Sadly last year we had to call off the Bookfair due to extensive restrictions however the Derry Radical Bookfair now forms part of the city’s political calendar so we’re more than happy to adhere to a safe environment for everyone in order to see our 6th annual Bookfair go ahead. Those presenting book and information stalls, as well as those who participate on the day will welcome the return of the Derry Radical Bookfair under the present circumstances.”

Derry Radical Bookfair takes place on Saturday 29th January 2022 at Pilots Row Community Centre in Rossville Street from 12pm to 5pm.

AONACH LEABHAR RADACAH DHOIRE 2022

Beidh an 6ú aonach leabhar dá chineál i nDoire Dé Sathairn 29ú Eanáir 2022.


Cuirfear fearadh na fáilte roimh dhíoltóirí beaga neamhspleácha a leabhair agus foilseacháin radacacha le smaointe agus le hábhair léitheoireachta nach bhfuiĺ fáil orthu sna gnáthshiopaí a chur faoi bhráid an phobail.


Foisliúcháin a bhaineann le feachtais i gcóngar is i gcéin, leis an sóisialachas, leis an Mharxachas, leis an phoblachtachas agus leis an chomhshaolachas a bheas ar fáil ar an lá.