At this years Bristol Anarchist Bookfair BRHG will be running the Radical History Zone. As well as a selection of book stalls from history groups and local publishers there we will also be hosting a series of talks (see below for details).
The full programme for the boofair is available from the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair website.
The stalls include:
Breviary Stuff Publications
Long John Silver Trust & Fiducia
Bloom n Curl Bookshop
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