The first call out was to 130 print and letter press artists to create broadsides. You can see the complete collection of 130 broadsides here which have been touring in exhibitions across the globe. The second call out was to artists to create book art. The intention is to “re-assemble” some of the “inventory” of the reading material that was lost in the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street. The theme is to create work that holds both “memory and future,” exactly what was lost that day. See here for the catalogue of the artist books.
There is an anthology of poetry and writing by Eastern and Western writers available from PM Press: Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the March 5th, 2007, Bombing of Baghdad’s “Street of the Booksellers” also stocked at Exeter Central Library.