Made in response to a conversation between and Small Editions, whereby they discussed differences between publishing in New York and in Berlin, How to Book in Berlin book poses the same questions from How to Book to a new group of Berlin-based publishers, and offers a list of Berlin bookstores and resources for new bookmakers in both English and German. 

“How to Book in Berlin serves as a comprehensive guide to bookmaking and publishing, offering insights we wished we had when we were starting out. It includes information on research methods, funding strategies, production techniques and distribution approaches, all underpinned by the perspectives and advice of experienced publishers.

Our ultimate ambition is to alleviate the challenges often associated with the journey of creating artists’ books and to foster meaningful connections within the diverse and vibrant artists’ book communities.

Contributors include: Vanessa Adler (Argobooks), Franziska Brandt & Moritz Grünke (Gloria Glitzer & We Make It), Ipek Burçak (Well Gedacht Publishing), Andreas Bülhoff (sync.ed), Jonas von Lenthe (Wirklichkeit Books), Anja Lutz (The Green Box), Johanna Maierski (Colorama), Thomas Monses (Melo Melo Print), Rada Nastai (bruise studio), Michalis Pichler (MISS READ), Nina Prader (Lady Liberty Press), Malte Spindler (Lucky Punch Press), Claudia de la Torre (backbonebooks), Martijn in ‘t Veld (Happy Potato Press)
Based on the original title, How to Book
Ed. Hanson Coleman and Hannah Yukiko Pierce
published by Small Editions”

Production Details 

5.5 x 7.67 in
80 pages
Perfect Bound
1 color Risograph printed
Interior: 70gsm Werkdruck Recycling Rough
Cover: 220gsm Folia Bananengelb Rough


Second Edition of 250
Translation by Katharina Kamph
English Proofreading by Winnie Zhu and Hannah Yukiko Pierce
German Proofreading by Lea Giesecke
Illustrations by Hanson Coleman
Designed by Jae Kyung Kim
Published by
Printed by We Make It