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Save the dates! Unlock Book Fair 2019: Cologne, August 31 – September 1

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The Unlock Book Fair is the annual meeting of the international graffiti and street art publishing scene. Two days of publications, talks, launches, screenings and all-round fun!

The fair travels to Cologne after three instalments in Barcelona, Berlin and Amsterdam, and several offshoot events in cities across Europe. This year Unlock teams up with CityLeaks Urban Art Festival Cologne.

The fair and accompanying events will take place outdoors in the Ehrendfeld area, in the arches under the elevated railway. A most fitting setting! Entrance is free.


Tag Conference 2019
September 2 & 3

On the two days immediately after the fair, and also in Cologne, the Unlock team welcomes you again to the Tag Conference, the academic (and non-academic) event about name writing in public space. Entrance is free.


2019 / 05 / 06|

The Unlock Showcase travels to Lund, Sweden

The Unlock Showcase will pop up next week in Lund, Sweden, by invitation of the Lund Urban Creativity Conference 2019. Come to check and buy rare, underground publications sourced from the Unlock Book Fair.

Find us at the following venues and hours:

Biskopsgatan 3
Wednesday 12:15–13:30 and 17:45–19:00.
Thursday 12:15–13:45.
Friday 12:15–13:30 and 17:00–19:00.

Kastanjegatan 13
Saturday 13:00–17:00.



The Unlock Showcase is a travelling pop-up bookstore focused on graffiti and street art. Our books are sourced from the Unlock Book Fair, an event that brings together independent and underground publishers from all over Europe. These are publications printed in short runs and scarcely distributed, you won’t find them in regular bookstores!

The Unlock Book Fair is the international publishing fair for graffiti and street art. It provides publishers, artists and aficionados with a unique space for meeting and exchange. It has thus become the annual meeting point for this thriving publishing scene, and the place to showcase the most cutting-edge projects in the field. The fair has taken place in Barcelona (2016), Berlin (2017) and Amsterdam (2018), and in 2019 it travels to Cologne.

In the past three years the Unlock Showcase pop-up bookstore has visited Lisbon, Moscow, London, Tartu, Besançon, Wien, Cáceres, Málaga, Madrid and Aberdeen. Next stop is Lund, don’t miss it!

2019 / 05 / 06|

The Unlock Showcase visits Aberdeen

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Unlock Book Fair’s travelling bookstore, the Unlock Showcase, will visit Aberdeen (Scotland) in two weeks. Come to check and buy a selection of books from the fair. The Showcase travels to Aberdeen by invitation of Nuart Aberdeen Festival.

Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street
Friday 19 and Saturday 20
11h – 17h

nuart aberdeen

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2019 / 04 / 05|

The Unlock Showcase visits Madrid

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Unlock Book Fair’s travelling bookstore, the Unlock Showcase, will visit Madrid next week. Meet us at the lecture hall of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Complutense University, to check and buy a selection of books from the fair.

Facultad de Bellas Artes UCM, salón de actos
Calle Pintor el Greco, 2
Metro Ciudad Universitaria
Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7
16h – 21h

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2019 / 02 / 28|