London Spanish Book and Zine Fair

London Spanish Book and Zine Fair
4 October 2019, 2.00pm - 5 October 2019, 5.00pm
InSpire – The Crypt at St Peter’s, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH

The London Spanish Book & Zine Fair presents authors and publishers, showcasing artist’s books, zines and related material in Spanish. Talks, workshops, activities and signings will take place throughout the fair.

The London Spanish Book and Zine Fair is the first book fair of its kind in the United Kingdom. 

LSBF aims to generate a place for promotion and recognition of literature written in Spanish (bilingual/English) generating new links between authors, publishers and new audiences in the UK while at the same time serving as a meeting place of book enthusiasts. We believe LSBF will create a point of international reference in the next future.  

LSBF will be sponsored by OWRI Cross Language Dynamics, The Institute of Modern Languages (School of Advanced Study – University of London), The European Bookshop, and La Tundra Revista.


Friends of Alice Publishing, Victorina Press, El Ojo de la cultura Hispanoamericana, Newham Poetry Group, Las Juanas (Hispano-American Women on Memory), Battersea Spanish, Literary South, Flawa, Editorial Castillos De Arena and De Lujurias y Musas are amongst the confirmed UK-based publishers taking part, alongside Zemí Books (Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico) and Flamboyant (A Spanish Publisher of children and young adults books).

Bilingual magazine, El Fuego, Vulva Fanzine, Matemates and the multinational collective Me Flipa Colectivo are some of the many other participating exhibitors.

LSBF  is delighted to also welcome authors Marta Querol (Spain), Marina Lomar (Spain), Sonia Quintero (Colombia), Edo Brenes (Costa Rica), Murnau den Linden (Mexico), Francesca Tiley (UK), Verónica Corral (Spain), Luis Elvira (Spain), Patricia Díaz (Colombia), Lola Llatas (Spain) Karlina Veras (Dominican Republic) and Isabel del Rio (Spain) as well as The European Bookshop and The Feminist Library.

In addition to the above guests, LSBF is proud to host a number of small independent and self-published FANZINE creators and publishing houses. 

Jael García (LAWA/ Feminopraxis) curates ‘Presencias de allá para acá’, a collective space dedicated exclusively to the production of Spanish, English or bilingual fanzines exploring themes of belonging, identity, language and the global South/North interrelation. The session’s participating authors and publishers include Editorial Facsímiles, Marcela Terán, Mabel Evergreen-Oaks, Juan Analí and Eva Mejías, LAWRS’s fanzine Sin Fronteras, Lawa’s Mujeres Tejiendo El Cambio and Chavitas, a fanzine from the students of Labeth’s St. Joseph College, among others.

La Tundra Collective’s stand will showcase a variety of publications, including La Tundra Magazine, Editorial Chirimbote, children and teen's magazine Intrépidas (Argentina), Shanghai-produced bilingual Spanish/Chinese magazine Chop Suey, feminist journal Femiñetas (Argentina/España), Otra Dimensión Fanzine (Spain) and Alma Del Universo (Argentina). The stand will also feature a selection of feminist books curated by Silvia Demetilla and publications by independent Argentinean publishers such as Tren En Movimiento, Hekht, Maten Al Mensajero and Milena Caserola in addition to work by authors Naty Menstrual and Cecilia Czperling.


The fair will host a diverse programme of talks. Some of the highlights include:

'The situation of the Latin American writers in the UK' (La situación del escritor latinoamericano en el Reino Unido)- Round table with  Enrique Zattara (El Ojo de la cultura Hispanoamericana) and writers Gunter Silva, Chloe Aridjis and Ana Vidal. (In Spanish)

'Cartonera's books' (Libros cartoneros) - With Dr. Lucy Bell and Dr. María Soledad Montañez (University of London). (In English)

'Literature and Women in Spain in the XXI century' (Literatura y mujer en España en el siglo XXI) - With Spanish writers Marta Querol and Marina López (In Spanish)

'In conversation with Dolores Conquero’. Dolores Conquero is a Spanish writer and journalist. She’s a regular contributor at El País. Her non fiction collection of tales, Amores contra el Tiempo,  is published by Editorial Planeta.  (In Spanish)
Presented by Concep Díaz Pérez (La Tundra)

'The independent comic in Latinamerica' (El cómic contemporáneo en Latinoamérica) - With Costa Rican author Edo Brenes - Author published by Reservoir Books. (In English).

'The Bilingual Writer' - With Isabel del Rio (Friends of Alice Publishing) and authors Juana Adcock, Leo Boix and Karina Lickorish Quinn. (In English)

'From independence to mainstream in 3 years' (De la independencia al mainstream en tres años) - With Murnau Den -Linden - Author published by Editorial Planeta-  (In English)

'Literary Travel in the Low Cost Era' (Viajes literarios en la era de los viajes low budget) with writer and journalist Alejandro Luque - (In Spanish)

'In conversation with Julianne Pachico', presented by Silvia Rothlisberger (Literary South). 


The programme is completed by a wealth of practical workshops to encourage visitors to try out their hand at writing their own stories and poems.

'Create a mini story based on other cultures' (Crea una mini historia basándote en otras culturas) is a family- friendly workshop, facilitated by Mabel Encinas-Sánchez and Marijo Alba-Sánchez.

'Your memories are poetry' (Tus memorias son poesía) with Isabel Ros López and Denisse Vargas Bolaños, members of the collective, Las Juanas.

'Fanzine Workshop' with The Feminist Library’s Spanish Club.

'Flash Fiction’ with Dominican writer Karlina Veras.

Storytelling for young children with Spanish writer Lola Llatas, based on the children’s tales series 'Los misterios de Sara' by the Spanish author. 

'How to build a character based on the women of Latinamerican Independence' (Cómo construir un personaje basado en las mujeres de la independencia de Latinoamérica) with Patricia Díaz (London College of Communication).

Finally, there will be a poetry open mic run by the literary group Leyendo Poesía En Londres (previous registration is needed to participate).

The official launch takes place on Friday 4th October at 6PM with live music and poetry by Gabriel Moreno.

LSBF is a free event and open to all but registration is required. Please register below

The London Spanish Book and Zine Fair

4th & 5th October 2019 

InSpire – The Crypt at St Peter’s, 

Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH

Opening times

Friday 4th October 2 pm to 7 pm

Saturday 5th October 11 am to 5 pm


For more information:


OWRI Project Officer
020 7862 8738