Oxford Indie Book Fair – so good they ran it twice!

So successful was the first Oxford Indie Book Fair that the organisers have decided to hold another one this year. Like last time, the second fair will be held at the Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, a wonderful venue, on Saturday 2 April, to coincide with the Oxford Literary Festival. Two for the price of one – though the Indie Fair is free!

The previous fair was lively and great fun, packed with books and authors of all kinds. There’ll be free talks and entertainment throughout the day. I’ll be there and, if you’re in the Oxford vicinity, I hope you will be too.

All the fun of the (book) fair!

The first Oxford Indie Book Fair took place last Saturday at the newly revamped Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford. I was there, along with my comic novel, Note to Boy, and 50 or so authors, poets, publishers and artists. I had a great time!

The day-long fair featured book launches, talks, discussions and workshops, and entrance was free. Organisers Sylvia Vetta, Ray Foulk, James Harrison and Andy Severn – all praise to them for their hard work! – hope to make it a regular event in the Oxford calendar. I certainly hope so. It was a wonderful chance for writers and readers to meet, and to showcase a wide range of fascinating books.

Here are a few snaps. Do you think I maybe went a bit overboard with my branding?