BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Spencer Beswick of PM Press was packing up his wares at the end of Saturday’s Anarchist Book Fair at La Plaza Cultural in the East Village.
“It was fantastic,” he said of how the day went. “The weather was beautiful — the gods of anarchy smiled on us. Sold a lot of books. Had a lot of good conversations.”
Beswick said the bestseller Saturday at the PM Press table was “Zapatista Stories for Dreaming An-Other World: Subcomandante Marcos,” about the leader of the Chiapas, Mexico, insurgency.
He said that, yes, radical book publishers actually do make money, though not as much as mainstream ones.
Afterward, people could walk one block over to Tompkins Square Park to watch the Rosa Luxemburg Film Festival, named after the early-20th-century revolutionary socialist.