About Us

Bookish is a nomadic, artist-run bookshop in Baltimore City.
An urban hub for the literary and printed arts, we host a rich collection of artist-made, independently published, and small-press books.

Our bookshop supports the upkeep and annual expenses of the van, so that it may be used as a space for workshops, residencies, programs, and events geared toward the printed medium and the art of the book.
We invite you to engage in collaborative making, learning, and storytelling.


Who We Are


Shannon Partrick

Co-Founder/Creative Director

Film photographer, book publisher, and professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Shannon curates and oversees collaborations, events, and projects connected to Bookish.

Christopher Zickefoose

Head of Operations

Woodworker, carpenter, and visual artist by trade, Chris creates and deconstructs temporary installations for each event.

Christie Hayden

Co-Founder/Book Curator

Writer, copy editor, and art historian, Christie facilitates collaborations and acquisitions for Bookish. 


Collaborating Artists & Associates


Juansebastian Serrano

Paige Espenshade

Merrell Hambelton

Nicole Dyer

Noah Scialom

Anna K. Crooks



Got questions? An awesome idea?
send an email to hello@bookishbaltimore.com