The 2023 Radical Book Fair is taking place on 9th -12th November back at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh!
This year, the fair's theme is Revolutionary Feeling. Throughout our four days of panels, workshops, publisher and activist stalls, we'll explore the movement between our inner worlds and the society that shapes them, between personal and collective experience, the individual and the systemic in harm as well as joy. Together, we hope to turn our gaze toward honest futures, definied by care and collective power.
Full events line up & speaker list below, including the following"
Gary Younge, Sian Norris, Charlie Hertzog Young, Lynne Segal, Alice Spawls, Kirsty Logan, Nick Dearden, Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Arianne Shahvisi, Raquel Varela, Yasmin El-Rifae, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and MANY MORE!
Our gorgeous poster is an original design by the tremendously talented Celeste John-Wood.
Accessibility: All events will be professionally filmed & livestreamed, as well as captioned both in the hall and online. The Roxy is wheelchair accessible (including toilets) and we'll have provisions for neurodivergent guests including stims, quiet space and colour-coded lanyards. *MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL EVENTS*
The Radical Book Fair has been a staple of Edinburgh's political and literary landscape for over 20 years, originally run by Word Power Books, we've hosted writers as varied as Wole Soyinka, Cory Doctorow & Rebecca Giblin, Kübra Gümüsay, Andreas Malm, Jim Kelman, Michael Rosen, Stella Dadzie, Akwugo Emejulu, Ann Pettifor, Priyamvada Gopal, Eve Livingston, Jen Deerinwaterand Maya Goodfellow. The full 2022 Book Fair can be watched back HERE.
TICKETS: The Radical Book Fair is entirely bookshop run, without outside funding, so any and all support means the world to us. The Fair is FREE to BROWSE Thursday - Sunday and you can drop in whenever we are open,
Events are £5 or free -we completely understand paying for one event and then getting free spots for others. ALL ticket sales help both to anticipate attendance and to help us pay all our speakers. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!