Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair brings together a wide selection of the most interesting artists/authors, artist periodicals and art publishers and is accompanied by a series of lectures, discussions, book launches and workshops exploring the boundaries of contemporary publishing and the possibilities of the book.
In conjunction, the annual Conceptual Poetics Day explores the imaginary border between visual art and literature.
Miss Read is Europe’s Art Book Festival, dedicated to community-building and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as practice. In 2019 Miss Read was gathering 304 exhibitors.
Since 2017, Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair takes place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Since 2015 Miss Read is artist-run and organized by Yaiza Camps, Kristen Mueller (only 2015), Moritz Grünke, and Michalis Pichler. It was supported by many interns, among them Yuma Carpenter-New, Raül Fernández Gil, Ethan Levenson, Olivia Lynch, Nikita Moutsoupoulou, Nina Rose-Lewis, Natalia Saburova, and Alexander Zondervan.
Miss Read was founded in 2009 by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, argobooks and Michalis Pichler.
Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair 2020 & 2021 is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfond (HKF).