Alberta Kartonera

Katarina Kartonera

A Cartonera publisher located on the island of Florianópolis, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Katarina Kartonera emerged out of academic research on Cartonera publishing carried out by Evandro Rodrigues. In 2008, he was an undergraduate student at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Shortly after, Rodrigues decided to start his own Cartonera publishing venture, and began issuing his first titles in 2009.

In 2011, Rodrigues defended his Master’s thesis, Trajeto Kartonero [The Way of Kartonera]. He later published it in a Cartonera edition.


Dirce Waltrick do Amarante and Sérgio Medeiros, award-winning writers and Rodrigues’s professors at UFSC, sit on the Editorial Board of Katarina Kartonera.

Katarina Kartonera defines itself as “a literary project with borderless, autonomous thinking, without any official institutional sponsorship, which aims to publish contemporary literature and narratives.”


Books are often produced in collaborative workshops.

In 2020, the University of Alberta Library acquired 35 titles, the entire catalog of Katarina Kartonera published up until that point. They are housed in Bruce Peel Special Collections.


To date, Katarina Kartonera has published 38 titles.

Photo credits: Evandro Rodrigues and

Evandro Rodrigues
Oficinas cartoneras (relatório final)
[Cartonera Workshops] (Final Report); 2013

Katarina Kartonera; Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil


Includes bibliographical references.

Hand-sewn into recycled corrugated cardboard covers with mounted color illustration on front cover.