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Books Are Bridges Art Book Fest

17 July 2022, Rotterdam

  • A playful art book fair at the local community gardens in Rotterdam-West
  • Meet our representative Jesse Muller (Jesse Presse), who will be presenting lots of new Valiz-titles!

What: Books Are Bridges Art Book Fest
When: Sunday 17 July 2022, 12.00–17.00 hrs
Organised by: PrintRoom
Where: at the clubhouse of Streven naar Verbetering, Roel Langerakweg 33, 3041 JK Rotterdam
Entry: Free


A playful Art Book Fest with over 25 international and local publishers, who present new work and that of others at the site of the local community gardens in Rotterdam-West.

+ Workshop paper-making by Papiermakerij De Hoop
+ Lecture by Esther Krop
+ Music by Futura Resistenza and Cengiz Mengüç
+ Soup for Ukraine by Yuliya Gwilym / Yufrukt

The Books Are Bridges Art Book Fest is organized within the scope of the Books Are Bridges Summit – a small-scale gathering for artist publishers with space for connection, exchange of ideas and DIY workshops, spread across locations in Rotterdam: from the gardens to the docks. 

Developed by PrintRoom (Karin de Jong and team) in collaboration with Eleanor Vonne Brown. The title Books Are Bridges is inspired by the publishing practice of Claudia de la Torre. Logo by José Quintanar (Ruja Press). Poster design by Dongyoung Lee. 

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