Photojournal : Anarchist Bookfair

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

The crowd at the Salon du livre Anarchist de Montreal was back in black on a Sunday afternoon. Sprawled out along the pathway from CEDA to the Centre Culturel Georges Vanier (basically, the local library), the anarchists enjoyed the sun and good vibe in Parc Vinet. Inside the two centres, workshops, speakers, art and activism took place.

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Dog supporting anarchy (don’t worry, the owner was nearby). Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

A major highlight is the book fair itself. This marketplace allows individuals and groups to set up tables to spread ideas and vend their goods. Although printed books and screen prints tend to be the more expensive items sold, there are plenty of free, pwyc, or inexpensive items available in the room. It’s hard not to walk away with zines, patches, films, buttons, stickers, and other message-bearing items for every social justice topic under the sun. In particular, themes of indigenous rights in Canada, gender rights, and the environment were well represented topics.

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

We’ve Got Rights, Collective Opposed to Police Brutality handbook. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

A-Anti Capitalist. Booklet. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Jane. Documents from chicago’s clandestine Abortion Service. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Vegan Recipes. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Participants wanted for web project. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Free to Choose. Reproductive Freedom for Women. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Vegetarian Starter Kit. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Liberez Chelsea Manning. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Patches. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Feminist patch. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Indigenous rights. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Unceded Voices. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

submedia. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

CDHAL. Latin American Rights. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Latin American rights. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Sarah Mangle. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Sarah Mangle. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Sexuality. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Sex work Zines, Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Victor Hugo’s Toilers of the Sea. Mary Lou Freel. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Free. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Mary Lou Freel. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

The great thing about the book fair is a chance to meet people. I spoke to Mary Lou Freel, an anarchist artist, as well as Sarah Mangle. I was especially struck by Jeannette Tossounian, who was sentenced to two years in prison. She documented the brutality and dehumanization she encountered for daring to do such radical acts as refusing to wear a bra. She was selling her book of her experience, The Human Kennel, and had turned things like her prison-issued toothpaste into a work of art.

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Jeannette Tossounian. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Jeannette Tossounian’s TOothbrush from jail. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Toothpaste from jail. Jeannette Tossounian. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

The Human Kennel. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Another interesting component of the Anarchist Bookfair is the Art and Anarchy exhibit, where over 50 artists showcase pieces of different types.

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Plats de résistance_17. Le Déambulation Collective. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Anarchist Art. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Effedéka. Les Mouministes. Drawing. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Léa Lacroix and Valérie Jacques-Bélair. Médias Mixtes. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Léa Lacroix and Valérie Jacques-Bélair. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Tournesol Plante. Colalges et Patchworks. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Tournesol Plante. Collages et Patchworks. Wastelands. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Plats de Résistance_17. La déambulation Collective. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Isabelle Lévesque. Socio-Logique. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Mary Lou Freel. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Mary Lou Freel. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

With a hyper-sensitivity to people on the margins, the book fair provides all-gender toilets, quiet rooms, spaces for kids, and very modestly priced food.

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Trigger Warning Room. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Toilet for any gender. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

Quiet Room. Salon du Livre Anarchist de Montreal. Anarchist Bookfair. 2016. Photo Rachel Levine

The Anarchist Book Fair took place May 27-29.

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