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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Open Book (Book and Literary Arts Center), Minneapolis, Minnesota


Shadow and Light Exhibit

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums



The Scribes Artists Books

Roswell Gallery, Los Angeles



Shadow and Light

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, Northern Lights, Liverpool, UK



Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition

William Paterson University Galleries, Wayne, New Jersey



Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

A traveling exhibit curated by Beau Beausoleil, San Francisco, CA with co-curator Sarah Bodman, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.


On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad destroying

the heart of the city’s centuries-old literary district. Dozens were killed and wounded in

the attack on the area famous for its booksellers, printers, and literary cafés. San Francisco bookseller Beau Beausoleil read about the incident and sent out an international call to artists and writers to respond solidarity. The project, called “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” began with a show of 133 letterpress-printed broadsides that continues to tour the world, and has evolved over nine years to include 262 artists’ books, a literary anthology published in August 2012, and a subsequent call to printmakers.


My Artist’s book: The Street of the Poet has been exhibited in Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts

Here shows at the following venues:



George Mason University, School of Art & Fenwick Library, Washington, D.C.



  The American University in Cairo, Rare Books & Special Collections Library, Cairo, Egypt

  The Hague Public Library, The Netherlands

•  Herron School of Art and Design, The Herron Art Library, Indiana University-

Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN



  The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  The Center for Fine Print Research, University of Western England, Bristol, UK

  Columbia University, Butler Library, New York

The John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK

San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco

The Powell Library Rotunda, University of California, L.A.



The New Sahara Gallery Pop-up Collective Exhibit


Sacred / Profane

Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon


Beyond Borders Art Exhibition (2014)

House of Lebanon, Los Angeles



Superstition 13

San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA


Beyond Borders Art Exhibition (2013)

House of Lebanon, Los Angeles



Art of the Book 4

Artists’ Union Gallery, Ventura, CA



Show and Bestow: The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists’ Books at:

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oberlin College Library, Oberlin, Ohio



Book Arts Exhibit

Yavapai College Library, Prescott, Arizona



Sedona Art Show 2008

Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, Arizona 2008



Black/White [and Read]

Curated by Gloria Helfgott, Los Angeles, USA;

co-curated by Sarah Bodman, Bristol, UK

Exhibited at the following venues:

The New York Center For The Book, New York

The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco

 The Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA

University of Western England, Bristol, UK

The Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN




Cutting Edge Books

Pacific Center for the Book Arts, California State University East Bay Gallery,

Hayward, CA


6th Biennial Artists’ Book Juried Exhibition

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

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