I. about

rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings... rile* is the base word for silence in Láadan, a feminist constructed language developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. The language was included in her science fiction Native Tongue series. Láadan contains a number of words that are used to make unambiguous statements that include how one feels about what one is saying. According to Elgin, this is designed to counter language's limitations to those who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.


III. books LIST
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IV. publishers we stock

3 Hole Press
7.45 Books
A Nos Amours
Abrams Comicarts
Ace Books
After 8 Books
Afternoon Editions
AK Press
Animal Press
Another Gaze Journal
Arcadia Missa
Archive Books
Argos Arts
Arsenal Pulp Press
Art Paper Editions
Article Press
Aspect Science Fiction
Atelier Editions
Atropos Press
Bauer Verlag
Beacon Press
Black Lawrence Press
BLF Press
Boa Books
Boiler House Press
Bom Dia Books
Book Works
Burning Books
Cabinet Editions
Camden Arts Centre
Centre Culturel Suisse
Civil Coping Mechanisms
CO-Conspirator Press
Coach House Books
Coffee House Press
Columbia University Press
Copper Canyon Press
Crossing Press Berkeley
Cultural Democracy Editions
CUNY Centre for Humanities
d-act magazine
Da Capo Press
Dalkey Archive Press
Dancing Foxes Press
De Appel
Dear Queer
Dis Voir
Ditto Press
Divided Publishing
DOLCE Publishing
Dorothy: A Publishing Project
Dostoyevsky Wannabe
Duke University Press
Eastside Projects
→ All publishers

V. shop

Our bookshop is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 11h to 17h, and from Friday to Sunday from 11h to 18.30h.

62 Rue Commerçants
1000 Brussels - BE

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VII. info
If you are interested to stock with us, get in touch, we are open for conversation and new friendships.

Hosted by Chloe Chignell & Sven Dehens
contact : rile.space@gmail.com

Supported by VGC


Site by Sven Dehens

rile* , projects

Sat 03 October 2020 12h00-20h00

Reopening :: We are moving!

Reopening :: We are moving!

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to the reopening of rile* on Saturday the 3rd of October. After a year and a half at Level5 we're happy to announce that we'll be moving to ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts.

We welcome you to our new space now open 5 days a week with street access and a beautiful big vitrine – (window shopping is now also possible). With a much larger and more accessible space we want to make it possible to spend time differently, with the books, the program, and one another.

On the 3rd, Argos will reopen with an exhibition on Tony Cokes. More info on their website https://www.argosarts.org

In the current global context spaces for public and community gathering have become increasingly ordered, virtual and difficult to access irl. We have seen first hand the necessity of investing in our local community, to provide space for meeting and exchange. To provide a space for accident and serendipity, to come together around things we don't yet know. This year the word 'unprecended' has frequented our conversations and feeds. Through it we express a resignation that we could not have known, could not have anticipated, the world as we are living with it now. It is through critical reflection and collective imagination that we can develop tools and strategies for navigating the speed of change and crisis that is the new normal. rile* remains comitted to fostering study as a mode of sociality and gathering.

In the coming months we'll be hosting a series of reading groups, presentations, launches and performances. If you'd like to stay in touch you can subscribe to our newsletter here on our website.

New Address:
Koopliedenstraat 62 Rue des Commerçants
1000 Brussels

Or via Argos:
Werfstraat 13 Rue du Chantier
1000 Brussels

New opening hours: 
Wednesday and Thursday from 11h to 17h.
Friday to Sunday from 11h to 19h.

Pass by for books, coffee and to meet our brilliant new team of volunteers!

We want to thank everyone who passed by the shop and program, and supported the project at Level5 over the last year and a half. It really was a dream to start this project there and with you all. We will miss the great group of people working and passing through there, the beautiful view and the packed sweaty gatherings in the pink lit chapelle.


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