We’re happy to announce that we’ll be tabling at the anarchist bookfair in Minneapolis-St. Paul next month. We’ll have our usual assortment of free zines, as well as some of our fancier stuff like bandannas, SteamPunk Magazine, patches, posters, everything you’ve ever wanted!
crossposted from Birds Before The Storm:
When I was in Amsterdam I spent several days at the International Institute of Social History, which actually has a fascinating history of its own (such as smuggling documents out of Spain as fascist forces sweep through). Anyhow, the place is the world’s largest repository of anarchist history. Of particular note to me, it houses almost-complete collections of La Novela Ideal and La Novela Libre, two long-running, regular, widely distributed fiction magazines published by anarchists in Spain up into the Spanish civil war.
So I went and I photographed a lot of stuff, which I’ve put up on my Flickr. The catch is that I can’t really read enough Spanish to understand these things. So please, anyone with interest in this stuff, let me know. If the stories are good, I’d be happy to make them available in zine format. And if anyone is feeling really inspired, I’d be happy to print English translations as well.
Specifically, I’ve posted (books are in Spanish unless noted):
- La novela ideal #1: Mi amigo Julio by Adrian del Valle (1920s sometime)
- La novela ideal #292: Julieta by Maria Sola (1932)
- La Novela Ideal #449: Por una sola noche by Federico Urales (1935)
- La novela ideal #482: Crimenes en tierrafirma by Teresa Gibert (1935)
- La Novela Ideal #591: Juanita by Valentin Obac (1938)
- 1928 Almanaque de la novela ideal (includes various writers and translations of anarchist texts)
- La Novela Libre #36: Amor De Un Dia by Federica Montseny
- La Novela Libre #44: Mujeres libres by Mariano Gallardo (novela sexual)
- Heroinas, a novella by Federica Montseny (here are two photos of her and published by the CNT (or by CNT printers?) sometime around 1936
- A collection of German-language anarchist newspapers, mostly the covers, from a book at IISH (in German)
- Nihilism as it is by Stepniak (translated to English)
Writing to announce that postcivilized.net finally has content. It’s intended as a repository of articles about post-civilization theory, as well as short blogposts regarding various elements of post-civilized culture, etc… worth checking out.
We’ll be tabling again this year at the NYC anarchist bookfair with a crap-ton (imperial, not metric) of new zines. As always, most everything will be given away for free and donation.
The bookfair is April 17th, 11am to 7pm, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan.
See here, and please spread widely.
Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness has a sister organization! Sometime last year, some enthusiastic radical steampunks in the UK picked up the editing of SteamPunk Magazine, and they’ve started publishing it as well. So now, there is Vagrants Among Ruins, a radical steampunk publishing collective based in the UK! We are looking forward to working with them on any number of projects!
We’ll be tabling at the 1st annual Portland (Oregon) anarchist bookfair! Come say hello and peruse our allotment of silkscreened finery and such! (Including, I believe, new jewelry from out from the wane & waste.)
From the bookfair’s myspace: myspace:
June 6 & 7, 2009 (Sat & Sun)
Liberty Hall – 311 N Ivy | Portland, OR 97227
503-516-9220 | email@example.com
The Axiom Collective is hosting the first annual Portland Anarchist Book Fair. This two day event will feature over 20 booksellers, publishers, and zinesters offering a wide range of radical literature and art.
+ Axiom Infoshop Collective
+ In Other Words Women’s Bookstore
+ Left Bank Books (Seattle)
+ PM Press
+ Just Seeds Art Collective
+ Eberhardt Press
+ Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness
+ the Independent Publishing Resource Center
+ Portland Books to Prisoners
+ Portland Radical Reference Collective
+ and more!
This event is FREE to attend. Childcare will be provided, and we’ll be offering yummy treats for cheap. There will be a show at Liberty Hall (bands TBA) Saturday night, too!
We had the extreme pleasure of sharing a table (of sorts) with the Earth First! Roadshow at the NY anarchist bookfair. Anyhow, their presentation is really inspiring, and many steps above the usual fare of traveling activist tours. These things are really well thought out, it’s engaging and inspiring. And funny.
So you should go to it. The odds are good it will end up somewhere near you, if you’re in the USA.
It looks like one of us is to be giving the ole “Intellectual Property Is Theft!” discussion at the NYC anarchist bookfair. It’ll start at 4:30 on Saturday, April 11th. Where it will be doesn’t seem to be announced just yet. There are also plenty of interesting workshops at the event, on both saturday and sunday!
The workshop will cover various things like copyright, copyleft, and Creative Commons, and why it is that anarchists maybe ought to embrace CC licensing on their work. Geeky, yeah, sure. But it should be interesting.