THEME: produce, distribute, eat

This year the bookfair workshops and presentations will take place in several different places, so please check where each event is!

Child care will be available all weekend.

All food will be vegan.


17.00 – 23.00:  Bookfair

17.00 – 22.00: Crèche

18.00 – 19.00:

Book presentation : Agriculture without animal exploitation

19.00 – 21.00:  Dinner

20.00 – 21.00:

Book presentation : An Oasis in a Desert of Order /

21:00 – 22.00:  Concert NÂR (Drone / Cosmic loops / Gnawa)



10.00 -21.00:


EXHIBITION : GMO, still under pressure

 Live radio


10.00 – 20.00: Crèche

12:00 – 14.00: Lunch

11.00 – 13.00:

WORKSHOP: Autonomy and forest gardens

TABLE RONDE: Community Supported Agriculture

14.00 – 16.00:

PRESENTATION: GMO and Technology in Agriculture

WORKSHOP: Medical plants

PRESENTATION: The 15th Garden – a revolutionary network for food sovereignity in Syria

DISCUSSION: Working in the fields

16.30 – 18.30:

WORKSHOP: Anarchism = Antispeciesism

WORKSHOP:  Is it hunger or a lifestyle choice?


19.00:                   Anarchist choir of Lausanne concert

20.00 :                 Dinner

22.00 – 01.00: DJ night at Zieglarstrasse 9

Reggae, Soul, Ska, R’n’R, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Italo

Selecters:  Lucky Lulu Belle // Hans Friedensbruch // Joe the Bossless



10.00 – 13.00:  Brunch

10.00 – 16.00: Crèche

11.00 – 13.00: 

WORKSHOP: Questioning our practice of autonomy

WORKSHOP: Hangry Zine project

13.00 – 15.00:

ROUND TABLE: Collective Farming: What, why and how?

15.00:      Final meeting – open for everyone



Furia : Fabrikool, Fabrikstrasse 16

Gertrud-Woker–Mensa : Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3

Casa d’Italia : Bühlstrasse 57

Von Roll lounge : Fabrikstrasse 8

Produce, distribute, eat: the films

This May, the Anarchist Bookfair is organising  film cycles in the Reitschule in Bern and the Oblo in Lausanne- all in keeping with this years theme of “produce, distribute, eat”. We hope to see you there!

More info is available at:



Fr. 03.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
Trading Paradise

Sa. 04.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr

Fr. 10.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr

Sa. 11.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
Algun dia es manana

Fr. 17.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
Eine Hand voll Zukunft – ein Jahr mit der Gartenkooperative Ortoloco

Sa. 18.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
Le dernier Continent

Fr. 24.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
El Ejido, la loi de profit

Sa. 25.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
Soylent Green


Fr. 03.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
Trading Paradise

Fr. 10.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
Chicken Run

Fr. 17.05.2019; 20:00 Uhr
SEED: The Untold Story



Anarchist Bookfair 2019

The last anarchist bookfair in Switzerland was a great success, with more people then ever before coming. However, it’s already time to start thinking about the next bookfair!

The bookfair will take place on the weekend of the 31 May-02 June 2019 in the city of Bern, at the Gertrud-Wocker Mensa.

To give you an idea of what to expect, the general theme of this year is Food!, with discussions, presentations (all translated into English, French and German), childcare, film screenings and of course food!

Save the dates!

Bildergebnis für anarchism food

The Anarchist Bookfair 2018



Theme: Collectives! Anarchy in Action

The programme as download: Here!

The programme in short:

Activities for kids all 3 days

Live  diy radio during all of the bookfair



18.00 – 23.00:  Bookfair

19.00:                   Attentat littéraire (Open mike)

21.00:                   Concert: Orquestra Lloron (Tango)



10.00 -18.00:


Cyber Security workshop

Skillsharing workshop


12:00 – 14.00: Lunch

11.00 – 12.30: Workshops 1 (Raaupe) and 2 (ZAD)

13.00 – 14.30: Workshop 3 (Consensus)

15.00 – 16.30: Workshops 5 (Radio) and 6 (Megafon)

19.00:                   Dinner

20.00 24.00: Concerts

Tschämi Sole (folk/blues/soul/hip-hop)

Protestango (hip-hop/tango punk)



10.00 – 13.00:  Brunch

11.00 – 13.00:  Radio workshop for kids

13.00 – 15.00:  Workshop 7 (Organising resilience)

15.00:                   Final meeting – open for everyone



Bühlplatz-Mensa, Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3

Casa d’Italia, Bühlstrasse 57

Anarchist Bookfair 2018

Collectives: Anarchy in Action

The next anarchist Bookfair is set on track.

It will again take place in the Gertrud-Wocker-Mensa in Bern on the 11th to the 13th of May.

Mor Infos will follow when we know more ourselves.

Stay tuned.

The programme!

1704-plaki-def_smBTheme: mediterranea

Presentations/workshops & bookfair:

Bühlplatz-mensa gertrud-Woker-strasse 3,
Casa’d italia, Bühlstrasse 57

Saturday concert : Zieglerstrasse 9

Opening hours :

Friday: 18.00–23.00

Saturday: 10.00–19.00

Sunday: 10.00–16.00 (bookfair only Fri & Sat)

Everything will be translated into French, German and English if necessary.


19.00 Exhibition : Uter

20.00 Book presentation : Rage de camp

21.00 concert : Manuel & Moel


11.00 – 13.00 presentation : Notara

13.15 – 15.45 song workshop: part 1, preparation

13.30 – 15.30 presentation : A critical approach to antisexism in the anarchist milieu

16.00 – 18.00 presentation : Local resistance to environmental exploitation

18.30 song workshop: part 2, concert

21.00 concert at Zieglerstrasse 9:

K0DE (solo set / acoustic powerwave)

Basseville (psychedelic stoner garage)

Syndrome WPW (violence and synths)


10.00 Brunch

12.00 -13.30 presentation : Gaza

14.00 – 15.00 calligraphy workshop

More information here, or click on the tabs above!

Anarchist Bookfair 2017

Save the date!

The anarchist bookfair will take place in Bern again – at the Gertrud-Woker Mensa (Gertrud-Woker Str.3) on the weekend of Ascension, from the 26-28th mai.

The programme is still to follow.

Some general infos:


18.00 – 0.00





-Bar and Food



10.00 – 18.00


-Presentations and Discussions



-Bar and Food



Not fixed yet

The programme, finally!

                      Programme_Seite 1

The Bookfair will take place at the Bühlplatz-Mensa in Bern (Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3).
The presentation rooms will be announced soon!


Friday 6 May (good beer, books and great music):
18h – 23h30: Bookfair, reading corner and bar
From 19h30: Opening event
From 20h30: Readings
Scandinavian worker literature
Presentation and readings of texts from the book “Refuser de parvenir, idées et pratiques” (The refusal to succeed, ideas and practices) a collection of texts assembled by the CIRA Lausanne

21h30: Gypsy pop concert

Saturday 7th May:
Bookfair: 10h – 18h

10h30 – 12h30:
Sweden: Undocumented migrants and labour struggle (in the Casa d’Italia)
Riots in Sweden: the fires and their consequences (at the restaurant Warteck)

13h00 – 15h00:
Anarchism in Finland: the March 1917 revolution (in the Casa d’Italia)
Denmark: Ungdomshuset. The struggle for autonomous spaces (at the restaurant Warteck)

15h30 – 17h30 :
Anarcha-feminism in Norway + “Rhetoric for radicals” Workshop (in the Casa d’Italia)
Stop Fennovoima !
Protest camp against Fennovoima nuclear power plant (at the restaurant Warteck)

All events and presentations will be translated in French, German and English.

Saturday night:

Concerts! at the Blokk, Allmendstrasse 2, Bern

Doors 21h, Concerts 22h

Abrassiv (postpunk, CH)

Les vaches laitières (punk + cows, CH)

Cousin Boneless (folkpunk, US)

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Sunday 8th May:
from 11h: Vegan Brunch and Kubb tournament in the patio of Unitobler, Lerchenweg 32, Bern