Peripheral Review is excited to announce our participation in the inaugural Rehearsal Art Book Fair, taking place on September 15 and 16, 2023 in New York City. The fair seeks to explore and present the essence of independent art and literary publishing within highly capitalized and/or censored contexts.

Derived from the French word “rehercier”, “rehearsal” means “to practice” or “to repeat, to understand anew.” We invite independent presses, editions, collectives, and individuals from both local New York and around the world to join this fair. Additionally, a collection of curated Samizdat from mainland China will be exhibited for the very first time. We appreciate the continuous practices of bookmaking as personal rehearsals and revolutions.

The book fair will happen at the theatre space and bathhouse-converted classrooms of University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side), a historic community hub that has been supporting immigrant workers and low-income families since the 19th century.

The fair is co-organized voluntarily by Bungee Space (a photography, image study- and image criticism-focused art book store based in New York) and Accent Sisters (a speakeasy literature bookstore and publishing studio based in New Jersey).


Find out more about the fair here: