Stalls and Workshops CALLOUT

Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair 2017
Saturday, 12th August, Brunswick Town Hall

This is a call-out to independent book-sellers, zinesters, activist groups and individuals who would like to run a stall or a workshop at this year’s Anarchist Bookfair. Over the past 6 years, the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair has gathered thousands of people from Melbourne and beyond to share ideas, attend workshops and strengthen networks.

Workshop and panel discussions at last year’s bookfair included: Stolen Lives: The Prison Industrial Complex and Racism, Gary Foley in conversation with Clare Land, Empathic Communication, and a Squatting skillshare.

We hope this year will continue to build on these ideas and networking and we welcome a broader audience and participation. So please get involved and be a part of the 7th Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair!

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Over 40 stalls will be available in the main hall. Independent book-sellers, zinesters, activist groups and other radical enterprises promoting their ideas and merchandise are encouraged to participate by booking a stall.

Stalls cost $50 if paid before 15th July, or $60 if paid after.
Half stalls (sharing a table with another group) are also available for $30.
A stall table measures 760 x 1835 mm, a half-stall table measures 760 x 915

To book, please make a direct deposit into our bank account (details below) and drop us an email at

Note: For groups that are unable to afford the stall fee, we can offer a sliding scale or donation basis instead, contact us to discuss.

Bank: Credit Union of Australia
Name: A Melbourne Events
BSB: 814-282
Account: 31139932

Alternately, you may send a cheque payable to A Melbourne Events directly to the bank (CUA, PO Box 100, Brisbane QLD 4001) with our BSB and Account numbers written on the reverse side.


In addition to the main hall of stalls, we also run panel discussions, workshops and skillshares throughout the day. This year these will be held at Siteworks at Saxon Street, which is a 2 minute walk from the Town Hall. Groups or individuals with workshop, panel or skillshare ideas which are in line with our principles are encouraged to participate by proposing a panel, workshop or skillshare. To propose a workshop, contact us with your proposal by 10th July. We will need a title for your workshop, the name/s of the presenter/s and a short description of the workshop.

Please consider whether your workshop will be kid-friendly, kid-inclusive, or accessible to parents with kids, and which age/s will the content be accessible/understandable for kids. Send us this info along with your workshop proposal so parents and kids can plan their day accordingly. You can also consider merging your workshop topic with another related topic, or proposing a panel discussion with several different presenters. We may have the opportunity for multi-media to be used in workshop presentations, such as audio-visual elements or Skype-calls. If you require this for yours, please contact us!


This event is wheelchair accessible. If you would like assistance in making this event more accessible to you, please contact us and we will plan accordingly. Email:


There will be a kids’ space (with toys and games for older and supervised kids) and free childcare with a qualified childcare worker will be provided. If possible, let us know how many kids you will be bringing, their ages and how long you plan to stay. We are also trying to include more kid-friendly workshops and stalls! If you are interested in facilitating a kid-friendly activity at the bookfair or in volunteering for childcare please get in touch by emailing


We are always looking for volunteers who would like to get involved with the Bookfair, including help with promotion beforehand and help with the event on the day. We believe that it takes a collective involvement to create and maintain community spaces and events, so please help us share the responsibility of making the Bookfair happen by volunteering!


The Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is for a society based on mutual aid and voluntary co-operation – against all forms of government and economic oppression – and believe everyone should share in the general prosperity. We struggle to break down racial, religious, national and sex barriers, and to fight for a just world without borders.
The Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is run by a not-for-profit collective of volunteers and all money received will go directly to venue hire, equipment hire, printing, paying for the childcare worker, paying for some speakers and other costs for this event. We are committed to financial transparency and you can view our past and projected budget and expenses on our website. The idea for this event came from various Anarchist Bookfairs around the world. Several different cities in various countries host events that unite thousands of politically engaged and radical groups, and have been doing so for almost 30 years! We enjoy being a part of this radical tradition.

Our email:
The Anarchist Events Melbourne facebook page
The Anarchist Bookfair facebook event page
Follow us on Twitter @MelbourneABF and use our hashtag #MABF2017.