We’ll be closed Thurs. Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving – open at 11am on the 28th, many new arrivals in stock for the holidays!
We’ll be at the Rose City Used Book Fair this Friday and Saturday, June 13 & 14, along with 40+ other book dealers. Stop by and say hello! The store will be open regular hours too.
Join us at Monograph Bookwerks for the Portland launch of tink thank by Christopher L G Hill.
Thursday, May 29 from 7-9pm.
Lisa Radon will read from Prototyping Eutopias, Morgan Ritter will perform a selection of poetry, and excerpts from tink thank will be presented by a poet-actor to be announced.
Since 2011, Christopher L G Hill (@CLGHill) has sustained an open-ended project of twitter poetry, “a florid poem flailing in reflexivity”. In his artist book tink thank, Hill has translated these haiku-like tweets for a non-virtual, printed environment. The result is not an analogue duplication; through addition, subtraction and reformatting, a new multi-stanza work has emerged that explores the lived nature of expression, impression and introspection.
tink thank is jointly published by 3-ply and Poly:be Press.
3-ply is an independent publishing initiative that focuses on publication, writing, editing and translation as an extension of art practice. Poly:be Press is a new imprint that catalyses projects traversing the digital and analogue, including translations, hybrid works, and material archiving of digital ephemera.
We’re excited for the second annual LA Art Book Fair, the west coast companion of Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair. For the fair, we’ll be presenting rare and out-of-print books on art, design, architecture along with artists’ books and an extensive collection of artists’ ephemera from the New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC gallery and art scenes of the 1960s and 70s, primarily relating to the fields of pop,
minimalist, conceptual and land art, and including exhibition documents, posters, mail art, flyers and announcements. We hope to see you in LA!
View of the 2013 fair, photo courtesy of Desilu Munoz
Visit us at the Portland Letterpress Printer’s Fair
Saturday, October 12
Noon-7pm / Free
at the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation
2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Hosted by Em Space Book Arts Center
Join us for the Portland release of the new book Mark Dirt: Mark Morrisroe on October 10 with Ramsey McPhillips. The event will also include a one-night-only exhibit of Morrisroe original artworks and ephemera from McPhillips’ collection that have never been shown before in Portland.
Mark Dirt: Mark Morrisroe Book Release, Exhibit and Signing
with Ramsey McPhillips
including a one-night exhibit of Morrisroe artworks
Thursday, October 10
6-9pm / Free
at Monograph Bookwerks
The photographs of Mark Morrisroe (1959–1989) are steeped in fragility, both as material objects scored and pockmarked by the vicissitudes of time, and as forlorn commemorations of brief moments in all too brief lives. In this sense, the photographs are also objects of ephemera, of a piece with Morrisroe’s equally fragile magazines, collages and drawings, which this volume compiles for the first time. Containing much previously unpublished work, Mark Dirt includes spreads from Morrisroe’s punk zine Dirt (“he sort of invented the Boston punk scene,” Jack Pierson later recalled of his former lover), as well as correspondence and notes by the artist, sketches and even his last will and testament. All of these documents have been assembled by Morrisroe’s former partner Ramsey McPhillips, and represent the most complete survey of the artist’s non-photographic works.