BABZ Fair – Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair

BABZ Fair - Blonde Art Books Bushwick Open Studio 2013

Join us in celebrating the print culture community based in and around Bushwick with Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair (BABZ Fair) taking place during the weekend of Bushwick Open Studios, (May 31 – June 2, 2013).

For the inaugural fair, Blonde Art Books invited artists, writers, independent publishers, and designers to present recent work in the form of artist and poetry books, periodicals, zines, and limited edition prints.

Hosted by Schema Projects, the entire ground floor of the storefront gallery as well as the outdoor garden, is open to the public for the duration of the fair. Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend (a complete schedule will be available shortly).

Location:Schema Projects
92 St. Nicholas Avenue (between Hart St & Suydam St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Dekalb or Jefferson L Train

Fair Dates/Times:
Friday May 31, 7-10pm
Saturday June 1, 2-7pm
Sunday June 2, 2-7pm

Floor Plan:

Full Program:

FRIDAY MAY 31 – Opening and Reception

7:00PM Sarah Butler will read from a previously unreleased collaboration between Jacques Lacan and Henry Miller.
minutes BOOKS presents a performance of a sound piece recorded by Rachel Valinksy and Sophia Le Fraga and further performances by Jackie Wang, Cassandra Gillig, and Andrew Choate. Nathaniel Otting is moving and will be selling and giving away books.


2:00PM BF Bifocals presents: DRONE ACTIVITY — A soundspace inside which to read: a publication that’s also a score.
5:00PM In acknowledgement of the release of the first volume of “Periodic” entitled “Certificate of Death”, Roots + Limbs  will present “Before The Flood, or the Divining Rod”, performances by artists reflecting on rising waters.


3:00PM ATTN: Artists and Bibliophiles
Learn to construct an ancient nonadhesive binding that has modern appeal. Its exposed sewing is complemented by the variety of materials that can be used to make book covers. You will create your own blank book that can be used for drawing, writing, or just plain looking cool. Participants will also take home a small book with instruction to replicate the binding at home.  Presented by Small Editions 3pm Sunday June 2nd. RSVP to
5:00PM Miniature Gardens book release of Plantlife/Oslo with photographs and text by Jessica Williams. Plantlife/Oslo is the third in a new series that chronicles the plant life of different cities. Previous releases include Plantlife/Tokyo (2011) and Plantlife/Mexico City (2012).

Exhibitors include:

Alexis Bhagat
BF Bifocals

Sarah Butler
Ryan Foerster
Food I Corp Enterprise
Megan Piontkowski
Miniature Garden
minutes BOOKS
Matthew C. Lange
Cait Oppermann & Yael Malka
Papercut Press
Nikholis Planck
Roots + Limbs
Small Editions
Swill Children
Francesca Tamse
Tenement Studio
Grant Willing

The event is sponsored by Schema Projects, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Salsa Company, and Sweet & Shiny.

Images from the fair:


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