Pop-up radical bookshop and zine making workshops



Founded by Aimee (Bea) Ballinger in June 2016, Burning House Books is a set up that seeks to promote radical, independent and self-published books and zines focusing on writing that highlights dissent, queer histories and female voices. “I sell everything from handmade zines to hard-to- find art and photography books. We work primarily with small distributors and independent publishers and source books directly from the artist where possible. We want to build and strengthen a community of radical books lovers outside of big cities. That’s why Burning House Books runs intimate and engaging zine making workshops alongside pop-up shops, providing materials, guidance and ideas for writers and artists that want to turn their work into a small, one of a kind publications.”

It’s a powerful message, this one of dissent, of female voices, of strengthening a community of radical book lovers - its right up Stroud’s street and festival-goers can get their lit on, as it were, and get proper stuck in to – yes, that’s right - making their own sock-it-to-‘em book.

There’s going to be a pop-up shop at the fringe run by Burning House Books, where they will be hosting an all day drop-in writing, collage and zine making workshop. Anyone during the Fringe weekend can simply come down and have a go at making their own pocked sized publication. The pop-up shop will be opening the doors of it’s pop-up shop on UNION STREET from 11am-6pm on the Saturday, with a drop-in workshop running from 12pm-5pm. Then, on the Sunday, they’ll be open again from 11am-4pm with drop-in workshop from 12pm-3pm, which means if you missed the Saturday or you simply fancy another book making go, you have that second chance…



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