On Saturday, 22 April the 16e edition of the Alternative International Book Fair place in Ghent. The fair for critical, counter publications, you find difficult or not at all in mainstream bookstores.

There are many publications that are not available in bookshops. To fill this gap, it was decided seventeen years ago to organize a different and alternative book fair. You'll find dozens of independent publishers and distributors, NGOs and advocacy groups, inter alia, Belgium, Netherlands, France and England. Publications about anarchism, anti-globalization, direct action, anti-militarism, political philosophy, radical environmentalism, and so much more! Totally DIY! Simultaneously runs a varied content program with lectures, films and workshops.
Then volxkeuken, performances (Dagobert [fat dub from Kempen] and PAIN [legendary dub-ska punk in the UK] and afterparty.

The premise of the book is that it is a social, interactive experience, not a book-'markt 'stand where visitors come to buy their books. Much importance is also attached to critical analysis of current issues and the critical analysis of more historically oriented topics.

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Alternative International Book Fair
The Backyard. Meibloemstraat 86, 9000 Ghent
Free admission, from 10.00 18.00 you to you.
(It also provides children's entertainment and sandwiches)