Book Fair

June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016,

Publishing houses and book shops will sell works by all of the authors featured at the Literary Festival: Prague Summer Program in NYC from June 3-5 as well as other Czech and European authors.

"111 Places in New York that you must not miss!" By Jo Anne Elikann (ACC Distribution)

"Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance" by Charles Novacek.(Ten21 Press)

"Dreams of a Great Small Nation" by Kevin J. McNamara (Public Affairs Books)

"The House in Prague" by Anna Nessy Perlberg (Golden Alley Press)

"Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Father" by Richard Katrovas (Three Rooms Press)

"My Train to Freedom" by Ivan Backer (Skyhorse Publishing)

FRIDAY JUNE 3, 7-10PM in the Ballroom

On Saturday the book fair swells to accommodate the following publishing houses.

Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art.

Great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative. We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, we organize numerous events locally and across the country.

Bottle of Smoke Press was started in 2002 to publish new and well-established avant-garde poets in short-run editions. In 2004 we started printing some titles letterpress and now offer our books in paperback, hardcover as well as deluxe editions. We use the finest materials and strive to make the books appearance match the excellent writing that we are honored to publish. We are located a little over an hour north of NYC in the hamlet of Wallkill, NY.

The Belladonna* mission is to promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable and dangerous with language.

McPherson & Company is an independent, literary and arts press founded in 1974. We specialize in literary fiction (American as well as translations from Italian, Spanish, and French), contemporary culture (art theory, performance, film, philosophy), and occasional cross-genre projects. The press is based in New York's Hudson Valley.

Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is an independent house devoted to publishing new works by emerging artists. We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers & artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside & outside the realm & understanding of other camps & aesthetics. We believe experimentation & innovation, arriving by way of given forms or new ones, make our culture greater through diversity of perspective, opinion, expression, & spirit.

Ugly Duckling Press is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP was transformed from a 1990s zine into a Brooklyn-based small press by a volunteer editorial collective that has published more than 200 titles to date. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. UDP is committed to keeping its publications in circulation with our online archive of out-of-print chapbooks and our digital proofs program.

Polity Books

SATURDAY JUNE 4, 11AM-5PM in the Ballroom

For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit

Organized by: Czech Center NY