18 & 19 May 2024
Abguss-Museum, Munich

Unlock Book Fair Munich 2024

The feast of graffiti books and zines comes back again! 👈

Next May the Unlock Book Fair lands in Munich for its famed celebration of books, zines and graffiti culture. Welcome to the international meetup of the graffiti publishing scene!

The fair and its programme of events will take place at the spaces of the Abguss-Museum, in the impressive Munich House of Cultural Institutes within the city’s Art Quarter. Unlock is proud to partner this time with the Munich Graffiti Library.

Come and enjoy Unlock’s trademark scope, a deep dive into graffiti culture and into graffiti-related matters such as urban exploration, hobo culture, historical wall-writing, street photography and street art. Entrance to the event is free.

➔ Call for publishers

If you want to participate in the fair as an exhibitor with your books and zines please fill out this form.

Applications are open until 12 April 2024.

Tables are free of charge as always and we will offer publishers our customary complimentary lunch at the backstage.

➔ Call for events

The stage at Unlock welcomes proposals for graffiti-related events including talks, publication launches, screenings, readings and live acts. If you would like to take part please contact us.

Location & opening times

➔ Abguss-Museum
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10
80333 Munich

➔ Book fair opening times
Saturday: 11am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm


A new gathering for graffiti books

Since its founding instalment in Barcelona in 2016 the Unlock Book Fair became the international meeting place for the thriving publishing scene that grew out of graffiti.

After travelling to nine European cities, the fair is still an insider event attracting the more specialised side of the graffiti scene. Most exhibiting publishers are small, self-supported ventures.

Hundreds of different titles including many recent launches will be available at the fair. If you want to discover cutting-edge graffiti books and zines, the Unlock Book Fair is the place.

An outstanding public programme

Don’t miss the Unlock stage featuring exclusive book and zine launches, talks, screenings and readings from leading artists and specialists.

This May we will welcome guests from Australia, the United States and across Europe to make Munich the epicenter of the culture in two days of the finest graffiti nerdiness.

Abguss-Museum Munich

High ceilings and natural light

The fair will take place at the lobby space of the Abguss-Museum, an ample room with high, glassed ceiling providing natural light.

The museum is located at the impressive century-old building of the Munich House of Cultural Institutes within the city’s Art Quarter.

The public programme of the fair will be held at the auditorium on the first floor.

The Munich Graffiti Library

Unlock partners this time with the Munich Graffiti Library, one of the leading projects making Central Europe the boiling pot for graffiti research.

Working from their headquarters in downtown Munich the MGL develops an unrelenting programme of events and holds one of Europe’s largest specialised libraries.

The Tag Conference in Linz

On the Thursday and Friday before the book fair our sister event, the Tag Conference, will take place in Linz, under three hours away from Munich.

The Tag Conference Linz 2024 is hosted by the Catholic Private University of Linz in the center of the city. Staying in Linz for the Friday night allows for an easy jump next morning to Unlock.

The Tag Conference is the spearhead event in the growing field of graffiti studies. Since its founding instalment in 2017 the conference has travelled to cities in Europe and America to host over 100 speakers coming from more than 20 countries on all 5 continents.

We are excited to offer again the perfect week for graffiti enthusiasts with our combined four-day celebration of the culture. See you in Munich and Linz! 📚🔥❤️🎉

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