ROUGH TRADE BOOKS are the joybringers, coming at you live.

Read hard for the latest and greatest live performances, special events, hot tix and signings, all shamelessly listed hereafter. So you can have a good time, all the time…

Fri 24 - Sun 26 May
Sea Change Festival, Totnes, Devon

1.15pm – 2.15pm Barrel House
Rough Trade Books presents… Future Technologies with Late of the Pier, Robert Barry & Hannah Peel
Hear Late of the Pier musician Sam Potter, composer and musician Hannah Peel and author Robert Barry discuss the potential future of music-making technologies, as well as the fascinating stories of how technology has impacted the making of music in our past and through the present.

12pm – 1pm Barrel House
Rough Trade Books presents…Charlotte Newman, Martha Sprackland, Ana da Silva and Salena Godden
Poetry, prose and all that lies between is to be had in this hour of literary goodness from four Rough Trade Books pamphleteers. The nature of love, compulsion, radical politics, the body and its griefs are all explored in the recent work of these four original, brilliant artists.

3pm – 5pm Totnes Cinema
Rough Trade Books presents… A screening of John Carpenter’s They Live & talk by Craig Oldham
Craig Oldham presents his thoughts on the cult Carpenter movie They Live, examining the ideas behind his recent book on the film, which explores its continued political relevance as well as its artistic merits with a slew of brilliant contributors. To be followed by a screening of the film, which, as you will see, remains as vital as ever.

3.30pm – 4.30pm Barrel House
Rough Trade Books presents… Steam Down with Emma Warren, Belinda Zhawi and Special Guests
Discussing a new work that explores the evolution, and social impact of musical sub-cultures through the story of South London’s jazz-rave collective and community Steam Down, join Emma Warren, poet Belinda Zhawi and special guests for an hour that promises insights on the historical and contemporary power of music, disapora and a boundless imagination in the act of making art.


For the whole weekend on display at the Grade II listed Modernist masterpiece that is High Cross House, you’ll find an exhibition of Babak Ganjei’s Film Ideas. More info here…


Sat 22 & Sun 23 June
Tangerine Anti-Social presents The 4th Uncorrected Independent Publishers’ Fair, Peckham Pelican, London

Tangerine Anti-Social presents The 4th Uncorrected Independent Publishers’ Fair…

Featuring nine of the most exciting and innovative independent publishers operating in the UK today including yours truly!

Books, prints, limited editions, spoken word on vinyl and other surprises available at special event prices. Free weekend event—all welcome, as part of the Camberwell Arts Festival.

Publishers in attendance include… Comma Press, Ecstatic Peace Library, Etruscan Books, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Les Fugitives, Make Mud Press, Prototype, Rough Trade Books and Tangerine Press. Also a never-before-seen L-13 Light Industrial Workshop “Honesty Stand”. Other entertainments to be confirmed. Watch this space!