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Howard Zinn Book Fair

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Attendees at the annual Howard Zinn Book FairAn Annual Celebration of People’s History, Past, Present and Future.

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual festival of books and radical discussion held in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is a non-sectarian left event that welcomes a wide variety of political traditions left traditions. Since our founding in 2014, the Fair has attracted over 2,000 attendees and 120 speakers, and has hosted 60 progressive publishers.

The 5th Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair will be held at San Francisco City College Mission Campus (1125 Valencia Street) on December 2, 2018 from 10am-6pm.

This year’s theme is Fighting for the Air We Breathe.


Howard Zinn sketch by Fernando Marti
Painting by Innosanta Nagara