RoughBooks is a caleidoscopic project, based in Lisbon (Portugal), that aims to explore the rough and often overlooked uniqueness of the self-publishing world. We’re mainly an independent creative studio focused on Risograph printing, facilitating the production of small scale publications, artist books, posters, flyers, and any other graphic objects. In parallel we also have our own publishing house where we regularly publish zines, books, and other limited edition works by various artists and illustrators that we feel are rough enough. Besides facilitating the production of independent publications, we also have the aim to promote any kind of publications and printed matter as much as we can. For this, we built a physical and online bookshop where you can find an ever expanding range of rare independent publications by various artists and publishers not just from Portugal, but from around the world. On top of this we like to step out of the studio and the bookshop from time to time, to attend zine and art book fairs as a way to bring closer to you all the joy of self-publishing and printmaking. Check our website at

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