I've mentioned before about the welcome rash of book fairs and one day book festivals organised by the independent press world as one of ways we are all collectively fighting back against the big boys. The provisional date for our next States of Independence day in Leicester is March 16th but if you can't wait that long, there's Free Verse in London (pictured) on 8th September, the Birmingham independent publishers fair on 9th September, the Sheffield Independent Publishers Bookfair on 3rd November, all of them in their second year, plus the longstanding anarchist book fair in London on 27 October. There will be Five Leaves stalls at them all. Doesn't half wreck your weekends though.
I've been running Five Leaves Publications since 1996 and have jointly organised Lowdham Book Festival for the last twelve years. I used to work in radical bookselling and as Nottinghamshire's Literature Development Officer.