Callout For Tables, Workshops & Volunteers

When you pick up the paper, turn on the TV or check your Facebook feed, you could be forgiven for thinking the world is coming apart: Trump and Clinton, ISIS, poverty, racism, environmental disasters. The list seems endless. But haven’t you also wondered, “can’t we do better than this?”

Whether you’re new and curious about anarchism, or have been an anarchist for decades, mark July 23-24 on your calendar for the seventh annual Toronto Anarchist Bookfair. It’ll be a jam-packed weekend of books and zines, workshops and discussions, good food, good friends, and maybe even solving some of those problems. The bookfair takes place at the Steelworkers’ Hall at 25 Cecil Street just south of the University of Toronto main campus.

To make this a success, we need to hear from you about:

  • TABLES – if you are an anti-authoritarian publisher, a zine creator or distributer, an artist, an activist group, a community organization, an infoshop, a distributer or none of the above who has something to share, get in touch. Let us know if you want to reserve a table at the Bookfair for one day or both. You will be able to store your books or materials overnight in the locked Steelworkers Hall if you’d like.


  • WORKSHOPS – if you have an idea for a workshop or conversation that you would like to facilitate, please email us a title and a short description. We will accept as many as we can fit. Workshops are 90-minutes long. Our goal is to have one stream of “introductory” workshops and one stream of “in-depth” workshops running simultaneously. Please let us know which stream you think your workshop would fit better in. The deadline for workshop proposals is June 30th.


  • HELPING OUT – if you have some time to help out with the Bookfair, from postering to food prep, to childcare please give us a hand!

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We are committed to making the Bookfair as accessible and welcoming as possible: The Steelworkers’ Hall is wheelchair accessible; there will be childcare and kids programming; there will be a People of Colour space. And as always the Bookfair will abide by our Safer Space and Sexual Assault and Consent policies. If you have other ideas or suggestions for improving the accessibility of the event please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you.

In Solidarity,


The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair Collective