Until further notice, future editions of Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin are paused due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin (2019 Information)

20–22 September 2019

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin

Friday, 20 September, 18:00 h–20:00 h

Saturday, 21 September, 11:00 h–19:00 h
Sunday, 22 September, 11:00 h–19:00 h

Admission is free

S-Station Hauptbahnhof
U 6, Station Naturkundemuseum
Tram M6, M8, 12 Naturkundemuseum
Bus M41, M85, TXL Hauptbahnhof


Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin takes place 20–22 September, 2019, as Europe's premier festival for contemporary artists' books and periodicals by artists and art publishers. Featuring 200+ international participants and a series of public programmes: discussions, readings, presentations, performances, and art works that explore the perimeters of today's art publishing.

Friends with Books is a non-profit organisation founded in 2014 by Vanessa Adler and Savannah Gorton offering greater visibility to contemporary artists' books and art publications, including an annual art book fair, public programming, and partnerships with art organisations and institutions, facilitating the engagement of diverse audiences with the book works of artists and publishers worldwide.

Photo: Thomas Bruns, 2014