Two days: Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25
10am-5pm on both days

The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet:
- Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman
- Centre d'éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.

No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
FREE. Welcome to all!
For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism.

-> Callout for Proposals (workshops, art exhibits, film, tables, events): or read below.
-> Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, discussions, kids activities, art exhibits and more!
-> Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy held throughout May 2014 at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal.
-> Tabling will take place over two days: May 24-25, between 10am-5pm.
-> Tabling will take place in the main auditoriums of both our locations: Centre d'éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA) and the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier.

Workshops, Tables, Art Exhibits, Films, Festival of Anarchy Events

a) Workshop Proposals

We encourage your workshop proposals for both days of this year’s Bookfair (May 24 or 25, 2014). You can submit workshops that are: i) introductions to anarchism or ii) workshops on other topics related to anarchism that explores an anarchism-themed topic in some depth.

--> For full information about making a workshop proposal, visit: <--

The deadline for all workshop proposals is March 1, 2014.

b) Art Exhibits

Art & Anarchy brings together the creations of dozens of anarchist-inspired artists and organizers. In previous years, exhibitions have included sculptures, paintings, posters, banners, drawings, and other multimedia forms. Art & Anarchy is displayed over the two days of the Montreal Anarchst Bookfair: May 24 & 25, 2014.

--> For full information about making an art proposal, visit: <--

The deadline to make an Art & Anarchy submission is March 1, 2014.

c) Films

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair hosts a Film Room, showing films related to anarchism or anarchist-supported struggles.

--> For full information about making a film proposal, visit: <--

The deadline to make a film proposal is March 1, 2014.

d) Tabling at the Bookfair

The heart of the Bookfair includes booksellers, distributors, independent presses and political groups from all over Montreal, Quebec, North America, and abroad. There will be Bookfair tabling on TWO days – Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 10am to 5pm. Tabling will take place in TWO spaces that are located across from each other: the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV) at 2450 rue Workman and the Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA) at 2515 rue Delisle.

--> For full information about requesting table space, visit: <--

The deadline to request table space is April 1, 2014.

e) Festival of Anarchy Events

The entire month of May comprises the Festival of Anarchy, with diverse anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues in Montreal. The Bookfair collective compiles a Festival of Anarchy calendar, but we count on you to organize the actual Festival of Anarchy events. Get in touch to reserve a date for your event in May (calendar dates are “first come first served”).

--> For full information about reserving a date for the Festival of Anarchy calendar, visit: <--

The deadline to submit Festival of Anarchy events, to be included in our public calendar, is April 1, 2014.


a) Promote our Callout for Proposals

The Bookfair is currently seeking proposals for workshops, tables, art, film and Festival of Anarchy events. The callout for proposals is linked on our website here:

Please promote this callout widely to anyone who might want to participate in this year's Anarchist Bookfair. The deadline for proposals is March 1st (for workshops, art and film) and April 1st (for tables and Festival of Anarchy events).

b) Advertising in your publication

Do you publish a magazine, newspaper, journal or other publication? Will you be publishing before May 1, 2014?

If so, please consider running an announcement for the upcoming Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. We can send you an ad specific to your publication. The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair is organized on a very modest budget by an all-volunteer collective, so we cannot pay you for ads. But we can link to your publication from our website as a form of mutual support.

Please get in touch with us at if you are able to offer ad space in your publication.

c) Web Links

If you maintain a website, please consider linking to our website. We're at (in English) and (in French).

d) Postering/Flyering in Montréal

If you can help promote the Bookfair and Festival of Anarchy in your neighborhood, school or community, please get in touch:

We will be actively promoting the 2014 Bookfair all over the Montreal-area. Let us know if you can help with postering or flyering.

If you are from outside Montreal, get in touch if you would like us to send you posters and pamphlets. We are also hoping to have these materials available for download on our website soon.

Thanks for considering these requests.
- The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair Collective

-> e-mail:
-> mail: Salon du livre Anarchiste de Montréal
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204
Montréal, Québec H3G 1N1

-> web:
-> announcements list:

Event date: 
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 21 to Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 13


dont go its crointelpo

"...For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism..."

Let's make sure we have our priorities straight! As is always the case with a subculture, the mountain must come to Mohammed.

you want us go preach or something?

"you want us go preach or something?"

Yeah seriously. I mean who do you think we are, people that actually believe in something?

Naw so fuck you liberal, Queer-Nihilism for life!!

do you have a few minutes to talk about anarchism

Summer day camps held at this building/park are the most repressive authoritarian I've ever seen.

Kids held with leashes by the monitors barking at them, damnit. LEASHES!

This is no joke, I saw this with my very eyes. It was horrible! You anarcho-posers are perpetuating a nightmare with a smile.

First the anarchists hold bookfairs at torture porn castles, then they hold them at child zoos, what next? Where does the madness end??

"Where does the madness end??"
Sometime after the merger of the torture porn, the child zoo and the anarchist bookfair. Only the can we have total freedom!!

Sir Einzinger was that uuu?

Sounds great. Where do I sign up my kids?

Or to a church near you. Beware that Catholics may be picky these days... but depending on where your are, there's still the Mormons, Orthodox and even the Freemasons. And the CPS of course.

"Welcome to all!"
Even neo-nazi boneheads?

"Even neo-nazi boneheads?"

Yes yes yes! As well as cops, mainstream reporters, the Mayor and random drunk suburban yuppies on a sex drive to screw some "anarchicks". No worries, everything will be fiiine! The QPIRG lefties are gonna handle all that for you, through civil collective discussions behind closed doors.

Neo-Nazis, and Cops are people too! They have families and feelings too!
How will we ever win them over if we tell them they can't beat up black people?

you fucken @news trolls just loooooooove to make fun of literally everything.... Seriosuly get a fucken life and get off the computer. Everytime i come here to check when an event is or if anything has happened, all i see is an army of trolls ripping apart everyone and everything just because they proobably spend a bit too much time watching HBO and touching themselves to riot porn and not enough time actually making anti-authoritarian relationships...

all the theory in the world doesnt change the fact that you cant easily host an anarhcist bookfair in Berri Square without clashing with the SSPVM all day...

That's because you lack perspective my friend... Square Berri is far from the best place where to go public, not just because of the pieggeries in the vincinity, but because it's too remote from the actual sensitive center of the business/spectacle district, and too UQAM-centered as well.

There are far better and lesser-politicized squares to the West. Geography and calculations are everything in war, including social war.

no i negate you

no you

The web site address is no longer valid, but I just signed up for the mailing list.
There also seems to be an anarchist theatre festival going on at the same time as the book fair.

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