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EXILE Books designates space to celebrate print culture in Miami. EXILE is a Miami based publishing house producing publications and site-specific events such as exhibitions, performances, lectures, fairs, and workshops in order to advance circulation and engagement with artist’s publications. EXILE seeks to establish a pervasive print culture in Miami by creating hubs for independent publishing that represent and serve our diverse community. Launched in September 2014, EXILE Books traversed Miami as a pop-up artist’s bookstore for two years, establishing residency at over 20 locations. Conceived by visual artist, curator, and writer Amanda Season Keeley, EXILE is an experimental project activating public spaces through community engagement that will continue to evolve and adapt as it reaches new audiences. EXILE is collaborative in nature, based on forming partnerships between arts and cultural organizations while providing a generative platform for artists and small presses to promote their print projects. EXILE will transform the way we experience art.
2645 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133
Our store components pictured here are mobile and easy to set up - great for traveling. We take them with us wherever we go, presenting new site-specific titles, exhibitions, and public programming. This way, our hybrid art installation and bookstore provides a unique viewing experience with each iteration. Our constant evolution helps us continuously strengthen the fabric of South Florida's literary community with a stream of both new audiences and regular supporters. Over 2,500 people attended 15 different free zine-centric events over the course of EXILE’s five month residency at HistoryMiami Museum. Since launching in September 2014, EXILE's grown steadily, reaching over 12,750,000 people in Miami-Dade. We continue to have daily visitors, maintain consistent sales, grow our social media presence, and receive fantastic, multilingual press coverage.