THE BREW & FORGE BOOK FAIR
BUY A BOOK, BUILD A MOVEMENT.
The Brew & Forge Book Fair brings together readers and writers to support the people at the forefronts of movements for liberation, justice, and survival. Since our founding in 2016, the Book Fair has mobilized over 200 authors and raised over $20,000 for grassroots movement organizations.
THE 2021 BOOK FAIR
ran November 29 to December 8 to support the Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC), a grassroots community organization that works towards the liberation of Black queer, trans, and intersex people in Central Ohio. Over 80 individual authors donated signed copies of their books, plus we had new and classic titles donated by some of your favorite presses. We met our goal of raising $4000 to help BQIC in their crucial work fighting for a world where Black LGBTQ+ people from all backgrounds can thrive. (Funds raised above our goal will go toward supporting Brew & Forge's operating costs and new programs, including the inaugural Witches & Warriors Retreat.)
The Book Fair is organized by a committee of writers and made possible with the help of many volunteers, authors, publishers, and readers.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we put together a free resource guide for authors to lead small-scale fundraisers for organizations and mutual aid funds in their local communities. In the spirit of the Brew & Forge Book Fair, six participating authors collectively raised a little over $4000 in a few weeks by offering signed copies of their books.