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Tsundoku Art Book Fair

Started: First held July 2011 during PhotoIreland Festival, re-launched 13 July 2023.
Ireland’s Art Book Fair
When: Every year, in July.
In Dublin.
Why: To support publishing as much as developing a readership around Art practices.

In 2011, PhotoIreland launched Ireland’s first book fair, presented as the ‘Book and Magazine Fair’, showcasing Irish and International publishers. The fair was celebrated every year during the PhotoIreland Festival with some exceptions. In 2023, PhotoIreland announced the rebrand and return of its book fair, presented now as the ‘Tsundoku Art Book Fair’.

With over 150 publishers and individual artists represented in 2023, Tsundoku Art Book Fair ran from 13-16th July 2023 during PhotoIreland FestivalTsundoku featured a broad range of books from active publishers, artists and collectives, small presses, and institutions from Ireland and abroad. Tsundoku offered visitors four days of events with book launches, talks, book signings and workshops for individuals and families.

This fair was made possible in 2023 thanks to the kind support of OPW and its staff, especially those at Dublin Castle and The Printworks, The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Arts Office, RTÉ, and Fotobookfestival.

Tsundoku Art Book Fair 2023

Tsundoku 2023 Participants:

A.C.A. PUBLIC, ACO Books, Aindreas Scholz, Aisling Keavey, AKPrintmaker, Alisha Doody, Ania Ready, Aoife Scott, Atelier EXB, Atelier HOKO, Auslöser, Baron, bautzner69/publish&print Raum+Verlag Dresden, Beam Editions, Beauroma Books, Bia! Zine, Billy Kenrick, Blankt Papir Press, BLOW UP PRESS, Book Works, Breadfield Press, BROMIDE BOOKS, Bronze Age, bruise studio, CAPTURES, Cassandra Press, CatsndBats, Chamo San, Christian MOKUBA, Chose Commune, City Rocker, Clifton Meador, Quarterly, Clown Kisses Press, Concreta, Contemporânea, Coracle, Darja Shatalova, Départ Pour l’Image, Der Greif, dienacht Publishing , Disko Bay, DITO Publishing, Draw Down Books, Driftwood Editions, Duende Print, Dürer Editions, DXI magazine, Ediciones Posibles, Edition Taube, éditions pépé, Editorial Lumínic, Egidija, Éireann Lorsung, Elena Helfrecht & Teri Varhol / Antics Publications, El Disparate, Emma Campbell, Errant Journal, ESSARTER Éditions, Exile Project, Fantôme, FAKE, femLENS, Fermacampione, Fiona Hackett, Folded Leaf, FOMU – museum of photography in Antwerp, FREE PONY PRESS , FUFU PRESS / PEOPLEWITHNOCOUNTRY, Gerard Byrne Studio, gignouxphotos, Giola Cassar, GLORIA Books, Gnomic Book, GRRRR, Guy Bigland, Handshake, Here Press, Hi Tone Books, Homie House Press, Hverdag Books, IIKKI, Inpatient Press, iigracie, Iollann Ó Murchú, ist publishing, Joanna Hopkins and Mary Conroy, Jonathan Johnson, Journal of Creative Pursuit, Julie Merriman, KAHL Editions, KBJ Publishing, Kelan Molloy, KGP MONOLITH, Koseko Bunko (小瀬古文庫), Kult Books, kyklà, L’Artiere, Lampoon Magazine, Laura Jean Zito, Libri Finti Clandestini, LUDO GALLERY + STUDIO, Lu Jing, Mark Pezinger Books, Martyna Benedyka, Mícheál Keating, Milda Books, Mónica Egido, mono.kultur, Monroe Books, Montez Press, Multinational Enterprises, Muntsa Molina, N Magazine, nagi :/ bookz, Nan Tarpey Heyneman, No Name Girl, Objet Papier, Occasional Papers, ODD ONE OUT, OFF TO MAGAZINE, Offset Projects, Onagöre, Other Forms, Palm* Studios, Paper Visual Art, Parthian, Poetic Pastel Press, Paul Martin, Praun & Guermouche, Printer Fault Press, Raya Editorial + La Chancleta Voladora, Rachel Naughton, REDFOXPRESS, Reliable Copy, Roseanne Lynch, Ruby Press, Sayo Senoo, SEED objects of wonder journal, Seipersei, SFM, SHIFT BOOKS, SMUT Press, Ste Murray, Stereo Editions, Sternberg Press, Stolen Books, Studio violatipia, Suella Holland, SWERVE Magazine, Tangerine Press, Tara Books, TBOOKS COLOGNE, te magazine, terra firma, The Angry Bat, The Eriskay Connection, The Paradise Association, THE SMART VIEW, The Velvet Cell, Theatrum Mundi, Timglaset Editions, TULCA, Turtlelab Berlin & Friends, Unpatient Books, Valiz, Vapour Momenta Books, Vassilis Triantis, VOID, Volker Renner, Well Gedacht Publishing, White Fungus, William O’Neill, Women From The Inside, Yuki Jungesblut, Zatara Press, zero-Editions, ZOETROPE ATHENS.


Tsundoku 2023 Events:

Tsundoku art book fair launch, 15 July
Playing with images and text in a photobook – a workshop, with Ania Ready, 13 July
Have Pass, Will Travel: Photobook Launch and talk with Ste Murray, 13 July
Traces and Places – Performative Reading & Project Presentation, with Yuki Jungesblut, Sharon Paz and Cate Russell, 14 July
El Disparate: Self publishing as a healing tool, 14 July
Self-Published Talks, with Guy Bigland, Darja Shatalova and Iollann Ó Murchú, 14 July
Discarded Materials and Zine Making, with Sayo Senoo, 14 July
Reversing the gaze by breathing in the Margins, with OFF TO MAGAZINE, BIA! ZINE and Inpatient press, 14 July
Over and over: On Mimeograph, with Julie Merriman, 15 July
Live Bookmaking Demonstration, with Bartosz Staszewski, 15 July
On process: Meet dienacht Publishing, with Calin Kruse, 15 July
Book Launch: Mehrfamilienhaus, Alice Rekab, 15 July
Cyanotype Family Workshop, with Aindreas Scholz, 15 July
Turning Corners by Gerard Byrne Book Signing, 15 July
Heartland / Hearthland by Aisling Keavey Book Signing, 15 July
Tokyo Jazz Joints by Philip Arneill – Launch and Book Signing, 15 July
Book Launch and Signing: The Holding Place, with Emma O’Brien, 15 July
Zoom books by Catherine Walsh (Catsandbats) Book Signing, 15 July
The Holding Place, in conversation with Emma O’Brien, 15 July
Between Practice and Publishing, with Reliable Copy, 15 July
Bringing the Senses Back to the Book, with Tara Books, 15 July
One meter squared – Workshop, with Éireann Lorsung, 15 July
I Also Fight Windmills – on making a literary photobook, with Ania Ready, 16 July
Live Bookmaking Demonstration, with Bartosz Staszewski, 16 July
Monuments – Book presentation, with gignouxphotos, 16 July
Experimental Analogue Photography Workshop, with Aindreas Scholz, 16 July
Publishing as Critical Practice: The Story of GLORIA Books, with Gloria Books, 16 July
Works on Toilet paper – risography, community and delinquency, with Bruise studio, 16 July

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