Limestone Books
Event List

Upcoming Event

17.12.2023 Book launch: Normal Pervert, Perverted Norm 
12.12.2023 Nino Book launch and film screening
09.12.2023 Mahjong Workshop and let's play
08.12.2023 Screening with Asian Movie Night
03.12.2023 Dutch Brood and Taipei DimSum
30.11.2023 Book Launch: Wet Reader
26.11.2023 Book Launch: Lumbung, Commons and Community Arts
25.11.2023 Book Launch: ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· by Roy Voragen & Isolde Venrooy
24.11.2023 Black Femmes Waistbeads Making Session

Past Event

18.11.2023 Talk - Muslin Brothers and Anouk Beckers & Iris Leeuw
17.11.2023 Fashion Publications LSB x Warehouse
14.11.2023 Video Power x Limestone Books: Kim David Bots & Jacob Dwyer
11.11.2023 Queer Pillow Talk & ICUM zine launch
21-29.10.2023 Dutch Design Week 2023
23-26.10.2023 Workshop | Sprint: Make a Copy | Artez Arnhem
10.10.2023 Temporary Tattoo Booth
14.10.2023 Performance & Artist Talk | SHARE - A Food Storytelling
01-15.10.2023 Exhibition | Hong Kong Photobook Dummy Award 2023
30.09.2023 Artist Takeover #4 | Archipelagic Affects | Intercultural Recycling an Translating as Forms of Poetry-making; followed by Workshop: Think/Publish Collectively
29.09.2023 Artist Takeover #4 | Archipelagic Affects | Archipelagic Circulations and Cuba: Alternative Modes of Publishing
14.09.2023 Workshop | collective zine by mimeograph printer
16.09.2023 Artist Takeover #3 | Book Launch & Artist Talk
13-22.09.2023 Artist Takeover #3 | Goodbye to the Art
23-30.09.2023 Artist Takeover #4 | Archipelagic Affects
05.09.2023 Film Screening &Talk | Derica Shields in conversation with G
29.08.2023 Book Launch—Cut from a Bigger Cloth
03.09.2023 Sunday Picnic | A Taste of Virus
26.08-11.09.2023 Exhibition | An Artist’s Guide to the Culinary
02.09.2023 Workshop | Limestone Books X Rush Print 003: Chop-Chop Workshop
14-16.07.2023 Book Stand | Non-Native Native Fair at Framer Framed Amsterdam
09.07.2023 Book Stand | Book are Bridges at PrintRoom Rotterdam
27.06.2023 Worshop | Edible Zine Workshop
24.06.2023 Book Stand | Pride Maastricht
23-25.6.2023 Bookstore at Jan van Eyck Open Studio
29.06.2023 Book Launch | To live as an Asian Woman
30.06.2023 Poetry Night x Ducttape Collective
01.06.2023 Book Launch | The Sky Only Welcomes Those with Wings
24.05.2023 Visit by Students from Design Academy Eindhoven
29.05-04.06.2023 Artist Takeover #2 | Resonanzseiten
24.05.2023 TALK | Why are Migrant Workers Always Live-Streaming
18-21.05.2023 Temporary Tattoo Booth
14.05.2023 FLOWING GRIDS - Artist's Book Gathering
04.05.2023 Movie Night
27.04.2023 Celebrate King's day, all the books realted to colonial history are on sale.
30.04.2023 TALK | In Conversation with Alan Smart and Iris de Leeuw
14.04.2023 TALK | On the Methodology of Curating Digital Art Festival Taipei – Fake it Real
07.04.2023 Movie Night
31.03.2023 Artist Takeover | Short Film Screening
28.03.2023 Presentation | Annie Jael Kwan, Joanna Wolfarth
22.03.2023 Book Launch | Katusra Hito
21.03.2023 Artist takeover drop-in day
19.03.2023 Presentation | Nazir Harith on making Jurnal SVARA
17.03-31.03.2023 Artist Takeover #1 | Rose Nordin | Limestone Deposits(from the Archipelago)
13.03.2023-31.03.2023 Feminist Bookshelf 2023
07.03.2023 Reading Group | Take back the land - Palestinian women in resistance
02.03.2023 Printing workshop and broadcasting live
Exhibition | Between Mountains and Rivers
03.02.2023 Movie Night
28.01.2023 Book Stand | Lunar New Year
22.01.2023 Workshop | Making your own red envelopes 05.01.2023 Movie Night
03.12.2022 Window Presentation | Traces of Wind

©2023 Limestone Books
Limestone Books

Grote Gracht 63 Maastricht
The Netherlands

Limestone Books is an art/design bookshop and publishing platform. We focus on non-western perspectives and underrepresented voices. Founded by a curatorial collective Jhen Chen, Liang-Kai Yu, Emily Shin-Jie Lee, HSIEH I Hsuan, and Chang YuHsin in Maastricht.
        We envision ourselves as a bookshop, but not in the traditional profit-driven sense. Instead, we view the economic perspective as a focal point where we can foster radical experimentation within the art publishing sphere. This is particularly pertinent in the contemporary context dominated by digital content.
        Rather than seeing publishing as producing books, we strive to harness PUBLISHING as an active force—a means of disseminating information, a strategy for decolonizing the global capitalist model of knowledge production, and a pathway for learning from diverse cultures. While we are selling books, our approach to book selection will be entirely different from that of a commercial bookshop. This is because we perceive the act of designing—publishing—distributing books as integral aspects of our artistic practice.

Artists and organizations we worked with: 
Chang Chih-Chung, Non Native Native, Lin Bai-Xue, fugitive radio, Rose Nordin, Maud van den Beuken, Kim David Bots, Riar Rizald, Feminist of Maastricht, Free Palestine Maastricht, the Female Empowerment Maastricht University team and the Diversity & Inclusivity Office of Maastricht University, Rose Nordin, Marjolein van der Loo Annie Jael Kwan, Joanna Wolfarth, Qila Gill, Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, Russell Morton, Ridhwan Saidi, Hsiang-Yun Huang, Alan Smart, Iris de Leeuw, Anne Büscher, Wanci Jiang, Milena Dahl, Design Academy Eindhoven, Bryony Dunne, Ducttape Collective, Jody Aikman, Malu Ebenau, Jean-Shelia, Maria Voth Velasco, Ids Kusters, Britt van Baaren, Lars den Hertog, Seulbin Roh, the Jan van Eyck Academie, Pride Maastricht, Sunflower Soup, Print Room, Non-Native Native Fair, Kuan-Tine Chen, Kasper Quaink, Yen-Ting Kuan, Pei-Ying Lin, Walking Grass Agriculture, Jonas Palekas, Pei-Ying Lin, Eben Kirksey, Tzu-Tung Lee, Addoley Dzegede, Karoline Świeżyński, Derica Shields, G, Video Power, Framer Framed, Yornel Martínez Elías, Sooji Lee, Jhen Chen, Marjolein van der Loo, Nanne Timmer, Carlos A. Aguilera, Martha Luisa Hernández Cadenas, Sumugan Sivanesan, Lumenvisum, YiLing Hung, Maud van den BeukenKim David BotsChang Wen HsuanYL HsuehAnastasia Egger, Ku Kuang-YiThijs de ZeeuwSami El Enany, Juan Pablo Pacheco Bejarano, Isolde Venrooy, HumDrumPress, Florian Cramer, Simon Kentgens, Maastricht Anti-Racist Society, Warehouse, Anouk Beckers, Muslin Brothers, Fashionclash, Jacob Dwyer

Space design
Chang Yu-Hsin

Jhen Chen

Milena Dahl
Jody Aikman
Orizsadiva Nauli
Victoria Lin
Ezan Neo

Liang-Kai Yu
Emily Shin-Jie Lee
Chang Yu-Hsin

Web design
Ryan White
CHEW Tzi Ling