Nottingham Radical Bookfair

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Date(s) - Saturday, 2nd November
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Nottingham Mechanics Institute


The third Nottingham Radical Bookfair… 30 tables from new and second hand booksellers, publishers and organisations and a full supporting programme of talks.

Stalls already booked by Five Leaves, Nottingham People’s History, Northern Herald Books (second hand), Anarchist Communist Group, Ex-Libris (second hand), Verso Books, Notts and Derby Labour History Society, Morning Star, Revolutionary Praxis, Jermy and Westerman (second hand), Sparrow’s Nest Archive, Global Books Marketing, Pluto Press… More to add.

In 2018 we had talks on diversity in children’s literature, trade union organising, Kropotkin, architecture in the former Soviet union, working class poetry, Asian women in Britain, anti-racist scholarship, Stewart Hall, street choirs and Peter Gabriel.

2019 Guests include:

Janine Booth – author of Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor – this event is organised by Notts and Derby Labour History Society

Priyamvada Gopal (Priya) – author of Insurgent Empire: anticolonial resistance and British dissent

Kerry Hudson – author of Lowborn: growing up, getting away and returning to Britain’s poorest towns

Joerg Nowack – author of Mass Strikes and Social Movements in Brazil and India: Popular Mobilisation in the Long Depression

Ra Page: editor of Resist: stories of uprising

Anamik Saha – author of Race and the Cultural Industries

Andrew Graves – author of Welcome to the Cheap Seats: silver screen portrayals of the British working class

David Bell – author of Reds, Rebels and Radicals of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire

Tim Gee – author of Why I Am a Pacifist



Cafe on site. The cherry crumble last year was memorable.

A Bread and Roses event

Nottingham Radical Bookfair is trade union supported

The event is free, including the talks

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