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LA Anarchist Bookfair Reportback (with photos)!

Posted on December 15th, 2008 in AK Allies, AK News, Happenings

AK Press had a presence at the First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair held last weekend at the venerable Southern California Library in South Central LA. The event was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of the bookfair’s tireless organizers, attendees ready to dialogue and learn, and a spirit of resistance that seems to grow stronger everyday.

The following photos (all by Chuck Morse) will give you a feel for the event.

ABOVE: The crowded scene outside the library between workshops. Attendance at the event greatly exceeded the organizers expectations. It was packed! There were easily 600 to 700 people circulating at any given time.

ABOVE: A discussion in the Library’s courtyard.

ABOVE: People chatting between workshops in the Library’s “Reading Room.”

ABOVE: AK’s busy table!

ABOVE: A view of some of the other presses and publishers tabling at the event.

ABOVE: Participatory discussion during the “Queer and Trans Communities of Color” session.

ABOVE: Session organizers introducing the “Anarcha-Feminism/Women’s Health/Riot Grrl” session.

ABOVE: The “Black Panthers and Anarchism” session.

ABOVE: Ashanti Alston, “The Anarchist Panther,” speaks during the “Black Panthers and Anarchism” session.