Dating Sister-Bookstores! Conversation with Nadia Sheshukova, co-founder of Page Five bookstore (Prague)

On Thursday 22 February 7 pm. Six chairs books invites you to launch the newest publications by the Prague-based sister-bookstore and publishing endeavour Page Five. Besides that, together with our dear guest – one of the co-founders of Page Five – Nadia Sheshukova, we are going to spark the infomal conversation surrounding the joys and pains of running independent publishing initiatives. We are going to talk about field-dynamics of printed-matter, the perspectives of sustainability of such activities and the always fragile financial situation of small book-businesses.

On the night we will welcome two recently published titles by Page Five:
Páteř 2116 by Jan Novak (2017) – a raw science-fiction novel and futuristic design polemic, taking place in the streets of Prague in a year 2115.


I shout “That’s Me”: Stories of Czech fanzines from the 80s till now by Miloš Hroch (2017) – a book which “for the first time takes its readers through uncharted waters of the Czech fanzine scene, that is, of unofficial amateur magazines. It brings to light stories of those who fell for first computer games or wrote sci-fi stories, who obsessively compiled their own metal music charts, who were driven to street demonstrations by hardcore punk music or who wanted to change the standing of women in society”.

Page Five is an independent bookstore and publisher based in Prague, specializing in sale and publishing of art books, periodicals, and original prints. The bookstore was founded by three friends and graphic designers František Kast, Štěpán Soukup and Nadia Sheshukova four years ago and successfully continues to explore and expand uncharted territories of Czech graphic design both in the country and abroad. The collective also started first illustration festival in Czech republic “Lustr”.

More info about publications:
Páteř 2115 (2017) by Jan Novak:

To jsem já. (I shout, „That’s me“!) by Miloš Hrosch:

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