Saturday, 4 September to Sunday, 5 September
WARSAW INDEPENDENT BOOKFAIR
We are happy to invite you to take part in the sixth edition of the Warsaw Independent Bookfair! This year it will be taking place on 4-5th of September in A.D.A. Puławska. If you write, print, organize, translate, run a library, conduct any research, create or, like us, you simply like books, come and support us in our efforts for independent publishing houses and book-centered self-organization. We invite you to debates, lectures, workshops and concerts.
This year, many of us directly felt how often the unnoticed presence of others lets us overcome daily hardships. We also discovered how they help you stay healthy and stable in the world. We will focus on community and self-organization as effective alternatives to the state and hierchical solutions. We will talk about connections and coexistence despite our differences or maybe even thanks to them. We want to look at solutions that are intersectional and inclusive, that center around combining our struggles and supporting each other.
We will explore the topics of dependency, interdependence and mutual influence. In capitalism however, they are considered negative and are associated with the lack of security and autonomy. We want to try and come up with ideas on how we can deal with difficult situations and emotions that are not always accepted in public spaces and those we have been taught to hide.
This event will be accompanied by meetings (including online meetings), during which topics currently concerning independent publishers and grassroots initiatives will be discussed, and are consistent with the values of the Sixth Independent Bookfair. Our event is open to the egalitarian idea of hearing out those who are excluded. It’s a space to share our experiences together, learn from each other, respectfully discuss alternatives and look critically at the current reality.
Last year, the Bookfair was attended by publishing houses, collectives and people representing various circles, both from Poland and abroad. The event also attracted a lot of book-lovers and we hope that it will be like that this year as well.
We will not be able to cover exhibitors' travel expenses, but we do not charge a stand fee. However, if you really want to come and your only obstacle is your financial situation, write to us - we will try to come up with a solution together. Our bookfair is also free for visitors.
Because of a limited number of stands for exhibitors please notify us of your arrival in advance. We are waiting for applications until July 15th 2021 at warsawbookfair[at]riseup.net. You can also use this e-mail to contact us about any cooperation proposals, questions and comments regarding the event.
We hope to see you there!
The collective of the Warsaw Independent Bookfair
* dependence, interdependence (we are not independent and separate), dependence is not negative
* intersectionality and inclusion (groups: age, level of exlusion, skin color, needs, medical conditions)
* group processes
* sense of security and agency
* motivations for joining groups
Date & Time:
Is this a callout or mobilisation?:
- international callout
- book shop/info shop/library
- by donation