A2 is an independent critical fortnightly that reflects culture in its broadest possible sense, including social events and politics. It is published every second Wednesday and has 32 pages in newspaper format.
In its content and approach, A2 tries to create an alternative to the mainstream, the specifics of which it also critically reflects. The published texts have an academic background, but at the same time a punk approach - not only respected publicists, writers, artists, musicians and academics write for A2, but also activists, aspiring authors, students or prominent personalities of social and cultural events.
The editorial team's main aim is to conceptualise quality live art in the context of - other art forms, current world art and social phenomena. We are convinced that it is impossible to perceive culture separately from social events. Similarly, we do not shy away from political issues that are evidence of deeper cultural and social tensions. We look for works, themes and tendencies that capture our present more sensitively, accurately, quickly and poignantly than we are often comfortable with.
Acerbic distribution has been around since 2010 as a self-organized book and booklet distribution collective, whose principal goal is to make anarchist and other radical political writings more accessible to a wider circle of interested readers. It is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Active Distribution Publishing
Active Distribution began as a squatter bookshop in Hackney, London in 1989. It remained steadfastly DIY, non-profit and anarcho-punk influenced until 2007, when anarcho-punk lost its relevance for Jon. Active Distribution continued to spread the idea of distributing "all things anarchist" as cheaply as possible until it split into two separate organisations in 2018. Since then Jon has run the label from his new base in the hills of Croatia, while a collective of friends in Bristol have taken on the considerable challenge of continuing with the original Active Distribution. This year's stand will only include books published by Active Distribution and will therefore be smaller than the one you may have seen at the Anarchist Book Festival in the past. Along with the books, we'll be bringing a bunch of stickers!
Broken Books is a book publishing house focusing on sociology, philosophy, political science and related fields. We publish books by authors who have made us think. Now we offer you the opportunity to think with us. You can buy our books here or in any good bookstore.
Fairy tales for adults. The small Brno-based publishing house was founded in January 2022 in response to the lack of literature dealing with BDSM, LGBT, furry and other hot topics. Big publishing houses don't want to "spoil" their reputation, so they are reluctant to publish such titles. We don't give a sh*t.
Demotivational Quotes for Every Monday is a creative group responding to the broad social issues of motivation, personal growth, careerism or workaholism, against which they contrast the cult of negative energy, burnout and resignation as a fixed worldview. It publishes independent demotivational booklets as well as other printed materials and anti-meditation aids, among which the demotivational diary has gained wide popularity.
Forged Books is an anarchist-minded micropress from Greater Manchester, UK. They publish essays and studies in culture, history and subversion. They also run a regular book club through the database of the Anarchist Library.
Forged Books is a distro in the UK, US and CZ. We print dangerous book(let)s.
Iniciativa nájemníků a nájemnic
We are students and workers, women and men, married and single, parents and childless, who are concerned about the conditions in which we live. We have a history of activism, organizing and political work - and we want to continue with those who don't just want to look at injustice, but want to change it. It's not an easy struggle, and we are still learning it ourselves. But we are determined to work together to figure out how to improve our conditions, how to support each other - and we won't forget to have a beer together afterwards.
Today's times favour the state, the nation, populism, capital, the people. "Radical" aspirations have degenerated into demands for a different state (with tax progression, a more generous social sphere, green policies, etc.).The aspiration of workers' autonomy is for a different working class to grow up. One that can intervene in workplaces and society as a power in its own right, independent of the form and interests of the state, of the reasons of employers, of the logic of capital, of the limits of unions.We have concrete experience that when workers bet on their own strength and cleverness, they can win many things, better money, working conditions, dignity. And also, above all, a more accurate, more competent political view of their collective position, their interests. We have the conviction and historical indications that this is the way to overcome the society of capital and the state.
In this direction we try to link practical efforts with theoretical ones, based on Marx's categories. We are not looking for a different, more "accommodating" state. With all humility and acceptance of the minority "way upstream" we seek the freedom that only a "different" working class can bring. Collectively Against Capital/Mouvement Communiste (KPK/MC)
Nakladateľstvo bod zlomu (NBZ)
NBZ is a non-profit publishing project focused mainly on publishing
foreign-language texts dealing with the labour movement. It was founded on Spring 1999 and has been operating as a working group of the Direct Action Union since 2002.
The publishing activity focuses on both theory and practice, with the aim of furthering their developing and linking it to everyday organising.
Publications are available free of charge on the website https://nbz.priamaakcia.sk and most of them will be in physical form for a voluntary donation also at AFK.
In Neklid we publish books that would not otherwise be published here. We focus on left-wing theory and practice, publishing environmental, feminist, political, economic and related literature in translation and by Czech authors.
Neklid is not a classical publishing house, but is based on voluntary work, in which you can get involved.
Publishing books under the Neklid label is one of the activities of the registered association Svobodná knihovna, which focuses on education with an emphasis on social, environmental and cultural issues and on promoting and developing critical thinking.
We are the publishing section of the social cooperative Tři Ocásci. We want to publish literature, or even pseudo-literature, that reinforces radical imagination and an anti-system sense of humour.
The title Nevim refers to the Socratic shrug at the futility of trying to know everything and the flow of Tři Ocásci of never-ending shift and return. And last but not least, to the Zapatista movement that walks with questions together and slowly because the goal is far away.
The underground association Pravěk operated between 2013 and 2020 as an independent DIY publishing house serving mostly young, independent and unpublished authors as a platform for the dissemination of their works. To this day, some authors are still involved in the independent distribution of these publications even after Pravěk has effectively ceased operations. These include low-budget author books, fanzines, pamphlets, graphic novels, as well as music, mostly of fringe genres.
We are a Christian-feminist ecumenical group. We see the church not only as a community of believers, but also as an institution with political power. We oppose its power activities, which consist in linking the church hierarchy, patriarchal orders and capitalism. We draw on a variety of positions within and outside the denominations of the church. Feminism in our understanding means solidarity with the underprivileged, the oppressed and groups whose voices are not heard.
"Radical Theory and Practice" was born in 2010 as an informal network of volunteers who collectively translate books in their spare time, and in early 2014 it evolved into a publishing cooperative where relationships are built horizontally and decisions are made by consensus.
By publishing books on the history of liberation movements, social and environmental initiatives, alternative economic models, and political prisoners, we seek to inspire activists to new actions and move our society towards social transformation.
Our goal is to disseminate information as widely as possible, not for profit, which is why we make our books freely available after a period of time.
We are open to new contributors, collaborations with authors and other collectives, and are open to suggestions for translation and publication of suitable books.
All questions and suggestions can be sent to rtp(at)riseup.net.
At the beginning of 2012, an open library was established in the Salé info café in Žižkov, offering titles from Czech and foreign (not only anarchist) publishers and collectives. During the eight years of its existence, thousands of books were read and sold here and at the many festivals, concerts and streets where members went. The group around Salé, which is still involved in organising the Anarchist Book Festival and attending other offshoots of it across Europe, was forced to leave its base and continue its work in a different way.
Some of us began to co-build the cooperative project Roleta39, where the whole distribution eventually moved and began to expand. Also, the launch of online sales has helped to extend the reach of radical and politically aware literature beyond its previous circle of adherents, and normally unavailable publications are now freely distributed to all sides. The point of all this effort is not to allow you to be stunted. We will not keep our opinion to ourselves. We will not accept narrow-mindedness.
The bimonthly magazine Sedmá generace has been published since 1991 with the aim of reflecting the social and ecological aspects of the development of contemporary civilization and placing them in a broader context, whether political, economic or generally cultural. Our main thematic focus is on nature and environmental protection, renewable energy, alternative economics, organic agriculture, eco-evolution, human and animal rights and minority culture. The axis of each issue is the main theme, in which we detail more timeless phenomena and trends, such as sharing, slow living, plant rights, eco-sex or the plastocene. In addition, we regularly feature reports, interviews, book and film reviews or series on more sustainable consumption and media. In addition to the print version, 7.G is published in pdf, mobi and epub formats, and the entire archive is available on the website for subscribers. The publisher of 7.G is the branch of Hnutí DUHA - Sedmá generace.
The name of the magazine, which was published as Last Generation until 1997, is symbolic. Inspired by the Great Law of the Iroquois, we are convinced that if we as humanity want to live on this planet in contentment and peace, our actions must also take into account the needs of our descendants. And that includes those who will come seven generations after us.
An anarcho-feminist, anti-labor, vegan open-source distro that many conveys a single message: instead of trying hard to incorporate into a system that exploits us, let's just take a nap or a twinkie...
The cooperative publishing house UTOPIA LIBRI was founded after many years of experience in cooperation on books published by Intu (2003-2007) and Neklid (2018-2021), in which we participated not only in typesetting and graphic design of covers, but also in editorial and proofreading.
Self-sufficiency, sustainability, transforming the market economic model, climate protection or healthier landscapes and cities. We are currently working on titles with Czech authors. They will focus on cultivation and the phenomenon of gardening in the context of the Czech Republic, organic farming or sustainable, local and plant-based cuisine. For the period 2023/2024, the Walden Press team is also preparing several foreign book titles that help change attitudes towards the environment, society and ourselves.
The historical association Zádruha brings together those interested in the history of Czech anarchism, focusing mainly on the period between 1880 and 1938. The aim is to gradually uncover bits and pieces of the movement's history and to gain a more complete picture of it. It seeks to introduce the wider public to the earlier Czech anarchist movement through online articles, the publication of books and pamphlets within the framework of the Zádruhy Library, as well as through the organisation of lectures and exhibitions. However, he does not limit his work to research and educational activities. It tries to take care of the places associated with the movement and its participants. It is primarily concerned with saving the graves of former members so that their memory does not fade away.