Saturday 06/04/22 11AM-3PM
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BlkBookSwap Pop-Up

Cover Image:

Faith Ringgold, Woman on a Bridge #1 of 5: Tar Beach, 1988. Acrylic paint, canvas, printed fabric, ink, and thread, 74 5/8 × 68 ½ in. (189.5 × 174 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Gift Mr. and Mrs. Gus and Judith Leiber, 88.3620. © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2022

Expand your library with BlkBookSwap and the New Museum! BlkBookSwap is an inclusive, pop-up event where you can swap from or donate to a book pool that will intentionally consist of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and POC authors across the Diaspora. Bring up to three of your own books from authors of color that you love and join the Swap! Music for the event will be provided by Tru Violet.

FAQs ON BlkBookSwap FROM BlkBookSwap

Q: Who can attend?
A: Everybody!

Q: How many books can I swap?
A: Up to three. All books must be by a Black, Indigenous writer or an author of color.

Q: What types of books are you looking for?
A: All genres. Please no academic textbooks, table books, or magazines.

Attending the Swap

This program will be presented onsite in the New Museum’s 7th floor Sky Room and is free with Museum admission. A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public at the link below.

All attendees will be required to wear masks. Please review the New Museum’s COVID safety guidelines in advance of your visit.

About the Presenter

Trae, the founder of BlkBookSwap, is a South Florida-born and raised, Brooklyn-based iced-coffee swirler. Trae works as a legal professional advocating for incarcerated individuals as they navigate sentencing and parole. In her free time, she’s a bootleg comedian, reader, amateur surfer, beach lover, and all other things gay!

About the DJ

Tru Violet (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist and self-taught DJ and nail specialist based in Brooklyn. Her musical expression through DJing and creating mixes is a reflection of her love for many musical genres and the emotions they can evoke. Her creative expression extends beyond the turntables, as she has the gift of transforming nails into canvases full of personality and expression.


The New Museum is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about access services and amenities. To request accommodations, please email or call 212.219.1222 ×235 at least three weeks in advance of the event.


This event is made possible by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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