Saturday, September 16, 2023

Saturday's parting shot

Photo by Stacie Joy 

A scene from the 17th annual Anarchist Bookfair today (mentioned here) at La Plaza Cultural on the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C.


John Penley said...

I AM AN ANARCHIST.....I KNOW WHAT I WANT AND I KNOW HOW TO GET IT....I SELL BOOKS AT THE MORUS ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR AT LA PLAZA CULTURAL...Partially funded by Google Corporate and Local Elected Government Politicians.. Steal Their Books Don't Buy Them ABBIE HOFFMAN and JOHN PENLEY National Nazi and Klan hunter and I don't write books about how I DO IT IN PERSON.

Chris Flash said...

That was a WONDERFUL event. Old friends re-connected, new friends and connections were made. And, independent publishers and sellers of printed materials got their stuff into the hands of those who appreciate having an alternative to Amazon and chain stores, which wouldn't sell those items anyway.

--Chris Flash

Anonymous said...

This "anarchist" scene is so cliche-ridden and absurd. The handmade sign on the fence looked like something you'd get at a Hot Topic store in the mall. The vendors were selling all kinds of "anarchist" crap like $30 tote bags, $50 t-shirts, and many of the books have ISBNs, meaning they are widely distributed books, most likely available on Amazon. And most of the vendors embraced the big tech capitalists such as Apple Pay, Paypal, Venmo, Google, etc.