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These are the things we’ve found

inside Bookleggers books.

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These are things made to put

inside Miami’s books.

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It’s no mystery that books tell stories, but some tell a story between their pages, through the things their owners put inside. These insertions, like the words on the page, are reinterpreted by each reader, adding unique layers to the story of a book each time it changes hands.


INSERT HERE sees readers as active participants with their books – adding, changing, and reacting to the experience on the page. Through INSERT HERE, we can simultaneously create our own art, our own culture, our own history. There is no stronger artistic act imaginable. 


We invite you to look through both galleries, featuring objects found within the pages of Bookleggers Library, and objects created to be placed in Miami’s books. Below, you can also watch the live opening reception for INSERT HERE, featuring special guests involved in the exhibition. 

Join us for Bookmarkaritas with special guests from our digital exhibit!


Featuring curator Jay Sylvestre, artists Sue Montoya, Nicole Salcedo, and Najja Moon, bartender extraordinaire Lauren Valdes, and the musical stylings of DJ Nonchalantjon and Suzi Analogue!


Originally aired on IG Live Friday, October 23, 2020.

With support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade Country Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
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