Blackman, Hanik

Hanik Blackman
1 December 2017Feature

Hanik Blackman recounts the origins and history of the London Anarchist Bookfair

The first London Anarchist Bookfair was held on 12 December 1981 in the (anarchist) Autonomy Centre in Wapping, East London. It skipped a year and has been held every year since 1983. In 1985, there were two.

The bookfair is currently the biggest and longest-running anarchist bookfair in the UK and has inspired many other bookfairs around the world.

The bookfair website states: ‘anarchy is pretty simple when you get down to it: human beings are at their very best when…