Fair — The Book Affair


From May 29th to 31th, 2013 Auto­mat­ic Books and A plus A presents the second edi­tion of The Book Affair at Bib­li­oteca di Cas­tello in Venice…

Free and open to the pub­lic, The Book Affair is a unique event ded­ic­ated to artists‹ books, art cata­logs, mono­graphs, peri­od­ic­als and zines presen­ted by inter­na­tion­al presses, book­sellers, anti­quar­i­ans, artists, and inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ers due to be held in Venice dur­ing the Art Bien­nale.

‘The Book Affair’ is a two day inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing fair to be held in the occa­sion of 55th Venice Art Bien­nale and organ­ized by Auto­mat­ic Books pub­lish­ing house and A Plus A Slov­e­ni­an Exhib­i­tion Centre, with the sup­port of the Muni­cip­al­ity of Venice. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful first edi­tion organ­ized in 2011, ‘The Book Affair’ will be held at the Lib­rary of San Lorenzo in Venice, Italy on the 30th and 31st of May 2013. Free and open to the pub­lic, ‘The Book Affair’ is a unique event fea­tur­ing more than 30 selec­ted inter­na­tion­al pub­lish­ers, dis­trib­ut­ors and col­lect­ors ded­ic­ated to the pro­duc­tion of books, prin­ted mat­ter, art cata­logues, mono­graphs, peri­od­ic­als and zines.
Held dur­ing one of the most sig­ni­fic­ant con­tem­por­ary art events, Venice Bien­nale, ‘The Book Affair’ is a unique occa­sion for dis­cus­sion, exchange and pro­mo­tion of ideas and pro­jects centred around art pub­lish­ing. ‘The Book Affair’ will also include a series of spe­cial pro­jects, con­fer­ences, exhib­i­tions and events organ­ized with the idea of examin­ing the pro­duc­tion of books in con­tem­por­ary art, ini­ti­ated in Octo­ber 2012 in Venice with a series of con­fer­ences titled ‘The Seller, the Pub­lish­er and the Artist’.
The Book Affair was born with the idea of offer­ing a plat­form for con­tem­por­ary art pub­lish­ers to dis­play their work and pro­jects dur­ing open­ing days of the Venice Art Bien­nale, which counts around 20.000 attendees between cur­at­ors, museum staff, artists, journ­al­ists and crit­ics.
This year’s edi­tion of the fair is hos­ted by the Muni­cip­al­ity of Venice Mur­ano and Bur­ano at the pub­lic lib­rary of San Lorenzo, a unique loc­a­tion near the main sites of the Bien­nale and just two steps away from San Marco, the heart of Venice.”
 — Auto­mat­ic Books
The com­plete list of exhib­it­ors and a detailed sched­ule of the event will soon be pub­lished at www​.thebookaf​fair​.org

The Book Affair

Bib­li­oteca di Cas­tello – San Lorenzo,
Cas­tello 5065
Venice, Italy

May 30th to 31st, 2013
Open­ing: May 29th from 6 to 9pm