After some months of uncertainty due to the international situation, the Unlock Book Fair 2020 has been confirmed for its scheduled dates of October 24 & 25. It will have a focus on the Italian publishing scene, and is open to international publishers who are able to travel to Italy. Applications are open until September 15th at info@unlockfair.com

Our sister event, The Tag Conference, has sadly been canceled for this year.


The Unlock Book Fair is the international gathering of publishers working with graffiti and related topics. After four annual instalments in Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam and Cologne, and several offshoot events in cities across Europe, the fair celebrates its fifth anniversary in Modena, Northern Italy.

In addition to the displays of publishers from all over Europe and beyond, Unlock will again feature a complete program of launches, readings, talks and screenings. This year’s venue is a former industrial building with a comfortable outdoor space.

If you love books, magazines and fanzines about graffiti and related topics (street art, urban exploration, street photography, etc), don’t miss this extraordinary weekend-long meeting of cutting-edge, independent and underground projects. Plus drinks and music outside on the Saturday evening! Entrance is free.

If you are a publisher working in these fields, don’t miss this unique opportunity for networking and for showcasing your publications to a highly specialised international audience – a good part of our public travels to attend the fair. We are open to proposals for book launches and other events. In addition to our traditional complimentary catering for publishers, this year we have some accommodation grants available upon request.

Applications open until September 15th: info@unlockfair.com

The Unlock Book Fair 2020 is supported by the Municipality of Modena. Partners: Ovestlab and Amigdala. Media partners: MoCu Magazine – Ass. Cult. Stòff and Pervenio. Music provided by Outer Festival. Unlock founder and director: Javier Abarca (ES). Fair manager: Mathieu Tremblin (FR). Head of production: Pietro Rivasi (IT).