Akademia Cartonera: A Primer of Latin American Cartonera Publishers

Edited by Ksenija Bilbija and Paloma Celis Carbajal

First in Buenos Aires, spilling over later into Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and Brazil, there emerged the cartonera publishers who, salvaging old corrugated cardboard from packaging to make their covers, set in motion an important series of books of good literary quality. Cartonera books speak to the survival of reading, and the finding and fostering of new readers on the margins of society; a whole, born of necessity. In this important volume we find gathered the prodigal sons and daughters of this movement.

Included with this book is a CD featuring academic articles, cartonera publications catalog, and bibliography.

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