Anarchist Bookfair This Weekend in Golden Gate Park

As I “blog”, just off 9th & Lincoln at the Hall of Flowers/County Fair Bldg in Golden Gate Park, the “organizers” of the 12th annual Anarchist Bookfair are setting up their tables and preparing for an eventful couple days. There will be over 60 booksellers, independent presses and political groups from all over the country, and some from as far as Japan and Europe.

Best of all it’s FREE admission… and is situated smack dab in the scenic melting pot of Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, close to where white clad lawn bowlers, drug addled homeless, soccer playing non-contact felony hit and run suspects, all cavort amongst poisoned rats and exotic plants.

Amongst the speakers include local ShapingSF historian & co-father of Critical Mass, Chris Carlsson, who in the 80’s started publishing Processed World magazine, the temp workers journal, long before blogs made workplace griping so commonplace.

Other speakers at this year’s two day event organized by Haight St’s Bound Together Books collective include Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry, filmmaker Saul Landau, Colorado’s controversial college professor Ward Churchill, and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz whose recent book is “Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War”, an account of her time in Nicaragua and Honduras in the 80s.

a list of more participants, links , a map and additional info after the jump :

Stop by for snacks provided by the collectively run Arizmendi Bakery, with (free) childcare Saturday noon-3pm, and free bike parking provided by SF Bike Coalition.

Other writers of notes participating include Michelle Tea, James Tracy, Melody Berger, Wendy-o Matik, James Kelman , Stephen Dunifer and many others.

Getting There

Muni offers convenient connections to the park from transit stops throughout the city. See the Muni to Golden Gate Park map (PDF), use’s transit trip planner for specific directions. Note that John F. Kennedy Drive is closed to automobile traffic Sundays from Transverse Drive to McLaren Lodge.

Golden Gate Park Shuttle: This free shuttle picks up passengers at 15 locations throughout the Park on weekends and holidays, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. through mid-December. Free. See a complete schedule at the Golden Gate Concourse Authority Web site.

Car Parking: The Music Concourse Garage is open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. every day, and costs $3 an hour on weekends . The entrance is at 10th Avenue and Fulton Street. There’s also time-limited parking along JFK Drive, MLK Jr. Drive and side streets within the park.

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