SCENE: Book, Zine, Art & Music Fair – Bham, AL (11/14 & 15)

If I was in Alabama this weekend, I’d be headed here:
Greencup Books, Bare Hands Gallery, and The2ndHand announce the inaugural Greencup Books Book, Zine, and Music Fair, featuring local and regional writers, literary magazines, small presses, comix artists, record labels and bands, zine makers, and handmade book artists, along with live music and readings. The fair runs Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15. Although aimed at promoting local and area talent, print and music organizations from Alabama, neighboring states, and beyond are welcome. The fair will be held at Greencup Books and at neighboring Bare Hands Art Gallery. Aside from our participants’ info and merchandise tables, the fair will feature readings from participating authors along with music each night from area bands, beginning at 7 p.m. Join us Friday night for a welcome party/reception for participating vendors, followed by a creative reading by THE2NDHAND, followed by live music. The party begins at 6 p.m. On Saturday, readings will occur periodically during the day, followed by performances and an afterparty at the bookstore. The afterparty begins at 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 105 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, one door over from Bare Hands Gallery. Call (205) 533-8445 for information.
Housed in the coolest rambling brick building in Birmingham, Alabama, Greencup Books is a not-for-profit community bookstore and publisher that publishes original titles in a variety of genres—including poetry, fiction, art, agitprop, and classics—and sells the most unique and eclectic selection of used and new books, original art, and ephemera in the area. Events at Greencup Books include book release parties, visual media premieres, readings, art exhibitions, improv, and music performance. The mission of Greencup Books is to foster an active community of grounded literati/art folks dedicated to creativity through collaboration. Sales proceeds pay the bills and fund the various free classes/events. Donations are warmly accepted and rapidly put to good purpose. Volunteers who are interested in working with Greencup Books please email
But luckily there’s also some cool southernist stuff happening in NYC this weekend as well. More info tomorrow…

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