• Bergen Art Book Fair 2019
  • November 14–17
  • Bergen Kunsthall, Litteraturhuset

Bergen Art Book Fair is an international art book and self-publishing festival. The fair showcase 50 local, national and international artists and small press publishers.

The fair is organized by Pamflett (formerly known as Bergen Zines), and in 2019 in collaboration with Tekstallianse. The fair is located at Bergen Kunsthall, Landmark and now also Litteraturhuset.

Pamflett is a artist run self-publishing workshop and mediator of artist’s books, which run residencies, book launches, exhibitions and workshops. Pamflett is also part of the artist run shop Kiosken. Pamflett collaborate frequently with other initiatives, such as Northing, Lodret Vandret/One Thousand Books, Norsk Risoforening and Nordic Art Press.

BABF2019 is kindly supported by Art Council Norway, Bergen Municipality and Hordaland County Council

Ann-Kristin Stølan

© Bergen Art Book Fair
Graphic Identity–Hezin O
First edition at Bergen Kjøtt, 2013

“BABF is a unique forum to present / discuss / exchange knowledge etc. among independent publishing houses, art magazines, zines, books – printed medias. Well organized, a good selection of associated events such as seminars, mini-debates, and other social arrangements. Creates visibility!” 

“This was the second year in a row I had attended the Bergen Art Book Fair. As someone who has traveled the globe attending fairs, this is honestly one of my favorites. Despite that it is relatively small, there is always a very welcoming and democratic feeling that pervades the fair itself, the audience, and associated programming.”

“BABF is one more than a fair, it is an excellent opportunity to get to know the international scene of independent publications. For AAPIE it was very enriching to be able to share the Rosario and Argentina scene, to know and to be linked with publishing projects from different countries, in order to exchange experiences, share and create networks. BABF 2017 was a terrific experience, do not miss the next!!!”

“The place was great!!! Super well organized and you were all super friendly to us. Thank you so much for having us. To have breakfast together was a great thing, too. Greetings to the team!!!!! We had such a nice time in bergen.”

“I enjoyed to listen to speakers who have their own experiences on self-publishing in various aspects. I also loved the venue of the fair. I’ve never seen as beautiful as BABF before. It became my favorite Art Book Fair.”

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