Les fugueurs du livre
With the end of the year comes a very convivial fair: the ninth edition of Les Fugueurs du livre, which will take place on December 3 and 4 in Liège, at the Grand Curtius museum. This fair dedicated to small-press publishing will bring together fifty Belgian and French exhibitors active in the fields of literature and visual arts, as well as around thirty other publishing houses present through the association Les éditeurs singuliers.
A meeting program will highlight the work of six publishing houses: La Grange batelière, L’herbe qui tremble, Ni fait ni à faire, Les editions de l’Attente, Frémok and Boustro magazine.
The Marcel-Thiry prize ceremony will be held during the fair. The prize is awarded this year to Zoé Derleyn for her first novel Debout dans l’eau (Rouergue editions).
The fair is organized by Le Comptoir du livre. This bookstore-gallery located in the heart of Liège was founded in 2001 with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. It extends over two floors and presents a wide choice of independent publishers, sometimes marginal, including fanzines. Its aim is to work for bibliodiversity by offering “easy access to books from confidential or hard-to-reach publishers and by keeping them on the shelves longer than in a traditional bookstore so that they can find their readers”. The formula adopted is that of permanent deposits combining back-catalogue and new publications. The bookstore regularly organizes readings and meetings. The gallery located on the first floor helds exhibitions highlighting the work of publishing houses present in the bookstore.
The following publishers will welcome you at their table: L'Arbre à paroles, L'Arbre de Diane, Bozon2x éditions, Cactus inébranlable, Les Carnets du dessert de lune, Le Chat polaire, Frémok, L'L Éditions, La Lettre volée, maelstrÖm reEvolution, Les Midis de la poésie, Murmure des soirs and Yellow Now.