2023 NYC ABF Transperency Statement

The 2023 NYC Anarchist Book Fair cost $1,848.95 to put with the following costs:

  • Poster – $200.00
  • Tables – $677.50
  • Accessible Toilet – $324.45
  • T-Shirts/Posters – $400.00
  • Program – $100.00
  • Beer (music fest) – $47.00
  • Software/Tech Support – $100.00
  • web – $300
  • La Plaza Cultural donation – $500
  • Stop Cop City donation – $500

We started with $236 in our account from last year’s book fair and received $2,455 from the 60+ publishers, distros, organizations, and other comrades who joined us this year. We also received $550 during the day of the book fair through the sale of posters and flyers and additional donations from vendors and attendees.

From the ABF Music Festival on September 15th, we benefited $380 from donations and beer sales — many thanks to P.I.T. (Property is Theft) infoshop for allowing us to use their space free of charge and for the artists (CA/DE/NA, Eugene Chadbourne & Jim McHugh, Daniel Carter, Andrew Barker, Kyle Motl Trio, and Ras Moshe) who performed free of charge. We are deeply grateful for their contributions and support.

Rental fees for the tables, chairs, and accessible toilet continue to be the bulk of our costs, while the t-shirts, posters, programs, and other costs were mediated through trusted community members below standard costs. Tech support was provided by Floresta TV, for which we paid $100. We thank all those who helped us here.

Due to the money raised from table fees we were able to donate $500 to La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez for hosting us (we were unable to donate last year due to limited funds) as well as $500 between two Stop Cop City fundraisers. 

We want to thank Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore for supporting us and offering their space to host in-person workshops the day of the book fair. Please consider supporting them as they face threats (https://www.curbed.com/2023/12/bluestockings-bookstore-eviction-narcan-overdose-free-food.html) stemming from their Narcan distro. We thank again P.I.T for supporting us for the music festival, allowing us to receive funds through their paypal, and hosting us for our virtual workshops. We also want to thank Food Not Bombs for joining us this year and providing free vegan food to the community. Also Alegria Vegana for being there with a lot of love. We extend our gratitude to La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez, a site of autonomy and resistance, for hosting us for the second year in a row.

With everything paid, the NYC ABF is left with $606.86 for next year.


with love and anarchy

the nyc abf collective

Post-2022 ABF statement:

The 2022 NYC Anarchist Book Fair cost $1,982.22 to put on.

Tables and Chairs $692.25

Accessible Bathroom $279.97

Poster, T-Shirts, Tote Bags $500

P.I.T Infoshop Printing and support $120

Technical support for Virtual Workshops $350

Software for virtual workshops $60

Transportation for Cine Movíl $50

We started with $311 on our bank account, and received $1630 in cheques from the vendors who donated to help us out. The original amount in the Bank account must remain at the same amount or higher in our savings, or else we risk losing the account and our money.

We raised $1495 in cash on the September 10th, which consisted in ABF merchandise sales and 9 donations from vendors (who had not payed through checks).

On Sunday, September 4th we held a split benefit show for the Kuñangue Aty Guasu at the Living Gallery in Brooklyn (with Askeados, Demencia Alkoholika, M.A.L.A., Brainwashed Youth, and Mud Moon). The venue donated the space to us, and the musicians performed free of charge, and P.I.T. infoshop (411 S 5th St. Brooklyn) let us borrow their backline. We are deeply grateful for their contributions. With their support, we raised $750. Each cause (the Kuñangue Aty Guasu and the NYC ABF) thus received $375 (or 1916 BRL) in donations from the show. In addition to a donation of

In addition, we also raised $116.18 via PayPal from ABF merchandise sales (as of Wednesday September 14 we have yet to collect this value). We used $50 from here to pay off Cine Movíl for the AFF, and plan on sending the remaining value to the Kuñangue Aty Guasu as well.

With everything payed, the NYC ABF is left with $236 for next year.

Always our intention is finish the book fair with zero money

in anarchy

we from the nyc abf collective