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Derry Radical Book Fair 2023

On Saturday 28th January 2023, Derry’s Pilots Row Community Centre play host to the 7th annual Derry Radical Bookfair in Rossville Street.

The event organisers have confirmed that the Bogside venue will again host one of the largest gatherings of independent radical press, book sellers, publishers and distributors from across country as part of the one day event.

A spokesperson for the Derry Radical Bookfair said “We are delighted to confirm that we are now planning our 7th annual radical book fair on Saturday 28th January 2023. The first international radical book fair of the year will once again be hosted in the heart of the Bogside as part of the week of events around Bloody Sunday commemorations. 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday of which the radical book fair played an important focal point within the community and the political calendar of the city. Those who participated agreed that it was a very successful event for the stall holders themselves and that of everyone who attended from near and far.

“For ourselves, the idea behind creating our own radical book fair in Derry came following successful book fairs both in London and Dublin. The initial concept had grown out of the first ever Anarchist Bookfair in London back in the early 1980’s as part of an effort to provide solidarity and support to both independent, radical booksellers and publishers at that time who produced and distributed important and vital political texts relating to feminist, anarchist, queer, marxist and environmentalist thinking.

“Over the last number of years the Derry Radial Bookfair has been recognised as an important event in the anarchist and radical book fair calendar which forms part of the international Alliance of Radical Book Sellers. We believe that it’s important to include local booksellers as well as national and international book publishers and book distributors. A wide range of stalls help promote radical ideas from queer liberation, anarchism, republicanism and marxism, as well as locally produced books on Irish politics and labour history and local social history.”

Throughout the day there are a number of talks and book launches planned to encourage further discussion and debate in what will be part of a wider series of events in the city commemorating the events of Bloody Sunday and the continuing fight for justice.”

Derry Radical Bookfair kicks off on Saturday 28th January 2023 from 12pm until 5pm at the Pilots Row Community Centre in Rossville Street.

For more details please visit our site:

To book your place as a stall holder, groups, publishers, distributors or independent traders/sellers, please email:

*please note spaces are limited.


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