EXILE Books is an experimental artist’s bookstore and project space which recently moved to the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami. We produce 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 three years, establishing residency at over 20 locations. Conceived by visual artist and curator Amanda Season Keeley, EXILE is an experimental project activating public spaces through community engagement. Our collaborative nature is 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 Books is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and collaborators: Metabolic Studio, Florida Department of State Cultural Affairs, Miami's Downtown Development Authority, The Knight Foundation Arts Challenge, Printed Matter Inc., Feast Miami, Sonos, Wavemaker Grants, and The Miami Foundation.
EXILE relies on the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to provide audiences of all ages and backgrounds with engaging access to print culture. Your contribution helps ensure EXILE will continue to thrive as an innovative cultural project, strengthening the fabric of South Florida’s literary community. Every gift is tax deductible and sustains EXILE’s efforts to produce continuous exhibitions and public programming like lectures, performances, workshops, festivals, and events.
There are lots of ways to contribute to our project: