Portable book fair Berlin – Part II

Yesterday I went to check out the Portable book fair – Berlin. A long black cloth draped on the grass in Tempelhof (the former airport) marked the vitrine. The past few weeks the organizers had launched an open call to independent publishers and editors to come and set up a stand on the long cloth. I was a little bit disappointed to see so few stands, but pleasantly surprised by the motivation of those who did come. A conversation with Filipe, one of the initiators, clarifies the concept and future plans. This event is just a first, it is a way to connect to interested people, bring the community together, see what’s out there and develop plans together for a next event. In this perspective this first portable book fair has been quite fruitful, and a next event will take place end of Juli. We’ll keep you posted!