The 18th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair – the alternative international book festival – takes place from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 October 2014 in Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh.

The fair includes at least 70 publishers and has been the source of sustenance, ideas and debate for almost two decades. This is a herculean feat by a tiny bookshop awash in a sea of commercial gigantism opposed by Amazon, supermarkets and moron culture. It’s the brainchild of the wonderful Elaine Henry of Word Power Books, interviewed here…