Upcoming Book Fairs

Why Do You Publish? is an art book fair that focuses on arts and culture publishing in the Middle East and beyond? Over a period of 4 days, publishing houses, artists and writers will meet in Beirut to present their current production and to probe ideas and ways of working with printed matter through a series of panels and events?
Why Do You Publish? is more than a commercial book fair It looks at historical and contemporary examples of printed matters as vehicles for political, social and artistic experimentation.

February 2-5, 2012
98weeks, Beirut

Publish and Be Damned present one of their vibrant and chaotic artists self-publishing fairs, where independent publishers will occupy the ICA for one day only to sell and trade their wares. Participants include Published and Be Damned members involved in architecture, music, design, literature, photography and fan culture. Among them are ANDpublishing, Banner Repeater, Everyday Press, Sara Mackillo, Monaco, Pablo Internacional Magazine, Esther Planas, Picpus, X Marks the Bökship and many more. Running alonside the fair will be a series of events related to issues of publishing, distribution, and design, ending with an evening of rapid-fire book launches.

March 17, 2012
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

PA/PER VIEW art book fair brings together 40 leading artist book publishers. Leave your laptop behind and come and browse amongst the finest titles of these consistent players of the printed word and image.

March 23-25, 2012
Wiels, Brussels

Bookies is a seminar on artist and designer-led publishing as a vehicle for artistic expression and mode of distribution of contemporary art today. By exhibitions, talks and discussions by key figures in the field, Bookies will give the audience a comprehensive idea of the current shifts in independent art publishing and its design that are shaping the ways we experience contemporary art.

April 3-28, 2012
Museum of Contemporary art Kiasma,
Napa Galleria & Myymälä2, Helsinki

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