One of my fondest memories of elementary school is going to the quarterly book fair. While the popular kids who — damn them — were born with naturally straight teeth and perfect vision stood around looking bored (if beautiful), eight-year-old me was pawing through those racks, trying to find the latest Babysitter’s Club books to blow my allowance on.
Thankfully, adults recognize reading as a cool thing, not a loser thing. As such, they have special events celebrating it, like this weekend’s Anarchist Book Fair in Golden Gate Park. If you’ve never been to this FREE event, now’s the time! In addition to vendors selling tons of zines, pamphlets, art, and, of course, books, there will also be speakers and panels featuring artists, booksellers, reps from independent presses and more. Check out the full schedule here. And remember, our own Stuart got his humble start with a couple zines — so go and support local publishing!16th Annual Anarchist Book Fair at the SF County Fair Building 9th Ave. @ Lincoln [Golden Gate Park] Saturday, April 9, 10am – 6pm/Sunday, April 10, 11am – 5pm FREE