Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New name, New website, same old badd ass event!

Here's our new website.  We slightly changed our name for a few reasons; one was we really wanted the word 'zine' in the title along with the word 'alternative' and 'book.' 

So we're calling ourselves the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest!

Ebabz (pronounced e-babes) for short!

Join us in making this year's event even better than the last two years.

Table registration will be open on October 1st!


Ebabz planning committee!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Next meeting July 30th!!! Help spread the word....

Hello everyone -- we are excited to announce the the East Bay Alternative Press Book Fair and Zine Fest will be teaming up with the folks at Rock Paper Scissors collective to bring you an even bigger more event on December 8th. We will have our first joint meeting to plan our day time activities, discuss our proposed keynote speaker, decide on artwork, and plan our evening activities. Please join us Monday July 30th at RPS at 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Call for volunteers for the 3rd Annual EBAP Book Fair

Mark your calenders! June 11th at 7 pm at Au Coquelet Cafe 2000 University Av in downtown Berkeley, the first Volunteer meeting for the 3rd annual East Bay Alternative Press Book Fair will happen. We will devise a letter to send out for Art Submissions, we will brainstorm ways to improve on last year's event, we will imagine what is possible for the one coming up. Please spread the word!!! and of course please send in ideas or thoughts if you can't make it to ebapbookfair (at) gmail dot com.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Tablers...and we are now sold can contact us about a wait list.

So here's the list of zinesters and artists, who have signed up!
Help spread the word; if you have ideas, let us know.

Sophie Yanow and Kane Lynch
Kettle Stitch Kitsch
Laurel Tree Bindery
Red Forest Distro
Family Style
Chopsticks & Chocolate
Dolls & Monsters
Jose Angeles
Penny Skillman
Atom Magazine
Bay Area Artists Unite
Most Ancient
Thinkers Ink
Anarchy Magazine
Murder Can Be Fun
Chance Press
Rock Paper Scissors
Little Black Cart
John Bobst
Endless Canves
Jaime Crespo/Corn Tortilla Press
Zora Moniz
The Best We Could Do
Deth P Sun/Brendan Monrow
Sixteen Rivers Press
Raggedy Dog Illustration
Suck It Mussolini Comix
Tyler Cohen/Primazonia
Mission MiniComix
Frederick the Great
Brixton Key's Charlie Six
1984 Printing
Jen Oaks Illustration
Unpossible Cuts
Estrus Comics
Cosmic Brain Trust
Zebratron Friendship Association
Pm Press
Mystic World Press
The Littlest Elle
Manic D Press
Brooke Appler
Rad Dad

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Next meeting and tables going quickly!

Hello -- our next planning meeting is TOMORROW night between 7 and 8 pm to discuss tables, expansion, workshops and spreading the word!!
please come or send ideas suggestions. Also we are filling up fast!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Table Registration Officially Opens Sept 15th

Make Checks Out to Tomas Moniz

Space is limited! Here is the link to the Table Registration Form. Please fill out and mail in.

We have a limited number of full tables (approximately 5 feet) for 25 dollars. Half Tables are sliding scale 0-25. The goal is to have a diverse, exciting collection of tablers and, since we are starting now, to generate a large attending crowd.

But we also need your help and ideas. We are in the initial planning stages of the event. And are considering adding another room connected to the main atrium, perhaps a zine and comic variety show on the eve of the event, and perhaps an art or zine reading room that can serve a few different purposes. For those who attended the SF Zine fest, did the second room seem to work or not?

Our next planning meeting is going to be at Berkeley City College on Monday September 26th at 7pm.

If you’re interested, but cannot attend and would like to stay involved, please send an email to:

Thanks again

Tomas Moniz
Brooke Appler
Tim Donnelly

Monday, August 29, 2011

2nd Annual East Bay Alternative Press Bookfair

Hello Bay Area!

As a d.i.y kick in the ass to the holiday shopping season and a way to discover those lovely treasures to wile away the long winter nights, zinesters Tomas Moniz of Rad Dad Zine, Brooke Appler and others are organizing a one day event to celebrate the amazing quality and diversity of independent writing and publishing in the bay area.

The 2nd Annual East Bay Alternative Press Bookfair will take place in downtown Berkeley, at Berkeley City College from 10 am – 4 pm on December 10th. We hope to have 50 different tablers sharing their wares as well as a few activities throughout the day such as readings, workshops, and panels.

For more information, give us a holler!

Time: December 10, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Berkeley City College
Street: 2050 Center st
City/Town: berkeley

Tomas Moniz -- tomas.moniz at

East Bay Alternative Press – ebapbookfair at