Pirate Books in Peru

25 March 2012
X Marks the Bokship

Book piracy exists in many countries and book pirates in Peru for example go beyond creating unlicensed reprints – they have even begun to interfere with the content. An entire genre of “improved” versions is emerging.

In this illustrated talk artist Andrea Francke will present the findings of her recent research trip to Lima, where she visited book stores, street markets and traffic lights, where pirated books are for sale. She returned to London with a heavy suitcase full of versions, which will be on display at the Bökship. Listen to podcast