The first anarchist bookfair in Switzerland took place in 2010, in the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne. With more than 500 visitors, more than two dozen exhibitors and lectures on the theory and practice of anarchism, the event was a great success. Since then the anarchist bookfair has been an annual event taking place on or close to the language border, with one particularly large bookfair held in 2012 during the International Anarchist Gathering in St. Imier. After a smaller bookfair in 2013 in Bienne, the bookfair moved to Bern.
As an anarchist publisher or distributor, as an author or as a member of an anarchist organization or group, we would like to invite you to display your books, brochures, pamphlets, magazines, CDs, or clothing at the bookfair. We would appreciate it if you are able to be physically present at the event, but if not then you can also send us free material to display and distribute. In this case, we ask you to contact us for more information via e-mail. Tables and chairs are available and to help us planning, we would appreciate it if you could let us know how many tables you need and how many people (if any) will be coming when you register. Each table is approximately 1.6 x 0.8 m. In order to cover the costs (room hire, advertising, etc) we ask for a cover fee of 30 CHF per table but this should not keep you from taking part in the bookfair! If the fee is too much for you, please let us know by email. Also please note that we are unable to guarantee more than one table per exhibitor and if you would like to register a shared table, please also mention this in your application.
You can register by email (at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Anarchist Bookfair in Bern!