Reception and Book Signing: Barflies

What: Reception and Book Signing: Barflies by The Snorri Bros.
When: Thursday, June 12 from 7–10pm
Where: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn

In 1993 in Reykjavík, Iceland, a bar named Kaffibarinn Frikki & Dýrið opened its doors to the public. It was a small place on two floors, in a modest old corrugated iron house on a side street near Reykjavík’s main shopping drag. In its first year, the electric atmosphere at this bar became the source of legends, and Kaffibarinn (as it was commonly known) became the epicenter of Iceland’s Gen-X. The people portrayed in Barflies are the Kaffibarinn regulars, the people who made up the scene: “Bartenders, musicians, actors, actresses, writers, models, entrepreneurs, photographers, computer geeks, students, filmmakers, artists, and some just plain old barflies with nothing much to report.” The pictures in the book originally appeared in an exhibition in Reykjavík in April of 1994, to favorable reviews. They have scarcely seen the light of day since then, until now.