Warsaw Independent Bookfair 2019

Saturday, 7 September to Sunday, 8 September

Warsaw Independent Bookfair 2019

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The 4th Annual Warsaw Independent Bookfair 2019  https://warsawbookfair.noblogs.org

Ada Puławska, Warsaw, 7-8/09/2019

We invite you to take part in the 4th edition of the Warsaw Independent Bookfair, which will be held September 7-8, 2019 in the alternative culture centre, A.D.A. Puławska.

If you’re writing, printing, translating, illustrating or organizing,
running a library, researching or simply, just like us, you like books,
help us in supporting independent publishers and book self-organization. We invite you to the bookfair which will include discussions, lectures, workshops, and concerts.

The year 2019 has been declared an Anti-Fascist Year by a coalition of non-governmental organizations, public institutions, and social movements. We want this year’s edition of the bookfair to be part of this initiative, to remind everyone of the power of independent publications against all authoritarian tendencies. We believe that books and zines are our weapons in the fight for freedom.

Paper can be a tool towards liberation. At a time when authorities want to have more and more influence on television, radio and the internet, in times of increasing surveillance, in times of increasing threat of authoritarianism, it is worth recalling the power of books and zines.

The event will be accompanied by workshops and meetings, where topics related to independent publishing houses and grassroots initiatives will be addressed. The bookfair is open to equality messages emphasizing the voices of excluded persons. There will be space to share our experiences together, learn from each other, respectfully discuss alternatives and look critically at contemporary reality.

We are eagerly waiting for applications until July 31, 2019, at
warsawbookfair [at] riseup.net – there you can send all workshop,
discussion or presentation proposals, questions, and comments about the event.

We will not be able to cover travel costs, however we do not charge for the stand and provide accommodation and meals for people actively participating in the event. Due to space restrictions, we offer a limited number of stands and time slots for workshops.

The Warsaw Independent Bookfair Collective

Date & Time: 

Saturday, 7 September, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 8 September, 2019 (All day)

Is this a callout or mobilisation?: 

  • international callout


  • bar/cafe
  • book shop/info shop/library
  • children's activity
  • course/workshop
  • discussion/presentation
  • (free) shop/market


  • free


ADA Puławska
Puławska 37
02-508 Warszawa

A.D.A. PUŁAWSKA is alternative space located in Warsaw, acting as an autonomous socio-cultural center. A.D.A.PUŁAWSKA relies entirely on grass-roots social activity.


  • bar/cafe / book shop/info shop/library / children's activity / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / food / (free) shop/market / meeting / music/concert / party / theater / work space/diy