The Bookmarkers Affair: The event for book lovers. Because we are one of them.

“Let’s exchange books” is a simple idea that came about from a casual meeting with a few friends in the creative industry. TBA will give an opportunity to people to gather at a place on a weekend to hang out and learn and be inspired.

The Bookmarkers Affair

One of the first community events this year conceptualised by a collective of people who love art and design, this “affair” is for all to experience. The Bookmarkers Affair is an attempt to engage people in a conversation about the books they have read, and willing to exchange their books with another person for a new experience. This experience may be unwelcomed by some, but it is also this kind of experience that, to others, will become a way to lead them into a new friendship and a new realm of knowledge. Not just that, books as a conversation starter can really become an engagement tool in fostering ties and understanding between people.

As there will be varieties of books on display brought in by different vendors, we will leave it up to them to decide how to introduce their books. One thing is for sure, that we will be confronted with stories about art, design, and living. The Bookmarkers Affair is comprised of an array of engaging talks, sharing sessions, and film screenings, including a book/art market that presents a group of people who are ready to share/exchange with you their books or craft products. They might even try to find a new owner for a particular book they have owned for some time, and if you’re up for that kind of experience, be sure to bring along something (a book at best or some kind of print collateral e.g. vintage posters, collectibles, cool souvenirs) valuable to trade with. Books can even be on sale although this depends on the vendors (aka Bookmarkers), and the bartering between the Bookmarkers and the interested buyer.

I hope got you excited about this event already! Find out about the place where we’re putting up TBA here: Event: The Booksmarkers Event @ Sunway Nexis on 11th March 2017

Audiences will enjoy a preview of a design documentary (film title to be announced later), which depicts the design collective’s attempt to create awareness about design as an art, a skill, an interest, a passion, and also an escape. For certain people, design is seen to be an adventure of the inner soul – like art. For others, design is a profession that is to be respected for its ability to empower a person, corporation, and the society – basically, the world. Therefore, The Bookmarkers Affair will engage visitors in a series of public talks that focus on the significance of books in the community from the perspective of a designer or a crafter.

The Highlight
The primary component of this event is the book swap. We gather people who are interested in exchanging books with other people, provided that those books are educational, informative and/or entertaining and generally healthy for reading by the general public. Book swaps are a fun way to meet new people and learn new things whilst improving literacy.

Other than the book swap, there will also be:
– Design documentary screening
– Talks on design by designers and crafters
– Special appearance by Doof Industries (cool bean bags to lounge on for reading)

Get instant updates here: The Bookmarkers Affair – Facebook Event Page

The reason for The Bookmarkers Affairs is to build a tight-knitted community of book lovers. As the saying goes, know thy neighbour as thyself. So, let the book become a conversation starter for you and everyone else!

To find your way there, click here: Show me the map to Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara



Venue: Sunway Nexis (Ground Floor, near Coffee Bay)
Date: 11th March 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 11am – 5pm

Bonus: Complimentary (free) booth for vendors*

*If you have books to swap, you can get a table at no charge. If you’re a crafter, artist, coffee maker, homemaker, bookbinder, etc, it’s free too.

Reserved for the first 20 vendors.
For booking, kindly email to

Author: viviantoh

Journalist, speaker, design agency owner and independent publisher. Vivian has an eye for content and details thanks to her many years in the design industry. She's always being mistaken for a graphic designer but she really is just a non-designer. A connector. A thinker. An observer who sees window shopping like a Discovery channel - always learning new things.