My Favorite Book

June 1 - 30, 2021

Throughout June, Booklyn will present My Favorite Book, an online program where 18 artists will present the most favorite book they’ve ever made. Events will take place live on our website.

How “favorite” is defined will be up to each artist. It could be the book that made them a better artist or human; it could be a book that was incredibly challenging to make structurally or a challenging subject matter; or it could be something more direct: that it sold well, or that it reminds them of someone they love.

The goal of this programming is to give voice to a broad spectrum of folks committed to working in the book format and to explore that commitment by hearing directly from them. Briefly, concisely, and candidly. Underlying all of this is our belief that the book format is more important now than ever.

Participants include Eliana Perez, Hyperlink Press & Taehee Whang, John Mejias Vasquez, Josh MacPhee, Maria Veronica San Martin, Mylo Mendez, and many others.

This “flash programming” is specially designed for those of us who are both weary from a year of heavy screen time AND are interested in socially driven art and bookmaking. Drop-in any evening, and know that it’s only 30 minutes. Recordings will be saved to our website to view in the future. Attendees will receive a free pdf download of our Booklyn Education Manual, re-designed in 2021 by Partner & Partners. 

7-7:30pm, Monday-Thursday, all June

Free and open to the public

You can watch this program live on this page, or go to our YouTube Live channel. Be sure to follow us on Insta @booklynart for reminders and updates.

This exhibition was made possible in part by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Illustration by Mylo Mendez.