Underground Bookhouse in transit at WAA

UBiT invite

From June till September 2017, Underground Bookhouse will be in transit at What About Art? The Bookhouse will serve as a community library and reading room, and a space for exhibitions, book-sales, screenings and workshops.

There is a clear gap in the information world. Most libraries and bookstores keep to the middle of the road. It is very hard to find any materials published outside the mainstream.

We need more independent bookspaces as a city, we have none.

We will be the ones to fix this.

In the age of tech, social media, and instant access to anything and everything, bookspaces help slow us down in a good way. You cannot recreate the feeling of holding a physical book in your hands and that’s why this space is important.

As a bookspace, we will specialize in handpicked used books featuring film, philosophy, graphic literature, zines and other independent publications, children’s books, new art and design magazines, and publications by small local presses, and other curios that we find in our continual search for distinctive books.

When you support an independent bookspace, no matter where you are, you are supporting learning, growth, diversity and inclusion.

– Himanshu & Aqui, Bombay Underground, founders of Underground Bookhouse and Dharavi Art Room

Facebook & Instagram: @bombayunderground @dharaviartroom

All money raised will go to keeping the Bookhouse and Dharavi Art Room running. 

Schedule of events: 

Poster-Zine making workshop

July 1

Time: 3 – 5pm

Fee: Rs 750, materials provided

Andy Warhol art workshop

July 15

Time: 4 – 6pm

Fee: Rs 750, materials provided

Andy Warhol documentary screening & discussion, in partnership with Alliance Francaise

July 15

6 – 7pm

Entry free

Book Sale

July 28, 29, 30

Time: 3 – 9pm

Entry free

Henri Matisse art workshop

August 12

Time: 4 – 6pm

Fee: Rs 750, materials provided

Henri Matisse documentary screening & discussion, in partnership with Alliance Francaise

August 12

Time: 6 – 7pm

Entry free

Zine Exhibition

September 1, 2, 3

Time: 3 – 9pm

Entry free

Final Book Sale & RWBC* closing showcase

September 15, 16, 17

Time: 3 – 9pm

Entry free

*Reading Women Book Club:

Reading  Women  Book  Club at Underground Bookhouse in Transit @ WAA is  designed to  bring together  readers to  showcase the  artistic quality and explore and celebrate the contributions of  women writers as well  as to  foster interests  and understanding  of the  accomplishments of women writers. At the end of each month, members will make their own zines as well.

The book club will meet on the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month.

To register for the workshops or the Book Club, please email bombayunderground@gmail.com

Bookhouse timings:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3pm – 6pm

Monthly membership tariffs:

Fee – Rs 500

Deposit – Rs 1000

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