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Dostoyevsky Wannabe Indie Book Fair - London


Dostoyevsky Wannabe and the Contemporary Small Press project are hosting an indie book fair at University of Westminster on 19th October 2019

The location of the fair at the University of Westminster on Regent Street.

London Indie Book Fair - October 2019

Following on from a trio of successful book fairs arranged in Manchester, October brings Dostoyevsky Wannabe's brand of Indie Book Fair to London in association with The Contemporary Small Press project based at the University of Westminster. The fair will feature a range of indie presses. Already confirmed are: Bookworks, And Other Stories, Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Les Fugitives, Fitzcarraldo, Boiler House Press, Green Bottle Press, Silver Press, PSSSS, Prototype Publishing, The 87 Press, Morbid Books, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Death of Workers Building Skyscrapers, Influx and Open Pen with a few more to follow.

Book browsing music this time comes from Dostoyevsky Wannabe’s Invisible DJs who will be playing invisible music. There'll be a bar for a drink and it all runs from 12-6pm on a Saturday afternoon. What's not to love.

The book fair is free admission but please do register your interest via our Facebook event page and, for reasons to boring to go into, it would be helpful to us if you would sign up on the Eventbrite page.

An image from the most recent Dostoyevsky Wannabe organised indie book fair taken in Feb 2019 at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester.

About Dostoyevsky Wannabe Indie Book Fairs

Our Indie Book Fairs focus on creating a laid-back atmosphere free of the sometimes solemn, church-like spirit that sometimes attaches itself to book fairs. We encourage people to come along and hang around and talk to the presses involved, have a drink, listen to some music, buy a book, have another drink, browse some more stalls and buy some more books and just generally come down and hang out for the afternoon. It's easy so why not come along?

There are no readings punctuating the event which means no spoons tapping on glasses to get your attention followed by hushed silences. It's all just very relaxed and sociable.