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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Now in stock: The BOOKMOBILE Book!

We just received a beautiful new book that brings to life the memorable MOBILIVRE BOOKMOBILE project, an exhibition of artist books, zines and independent publications that traveled across the US and Canada from 2001-2005. Along the way, the organizers also gave a lot of workshops and talks, and collaborated with many amazing groups and individuals. This publication tells the tales of the making and of the doing, from the road and from the studio.

With reflective essays that examine some of the contemporary motivations and inspirations for the project, the book also contains many photographs, selections of books and zines that were part of the BOOKMOBILE's touring collections, tour guide diaries, and, of course, comics!

Zines and patches!
Inside the trailer and van! The trailer was retrofitted by NYC design collective Freecell.
The BOOKMOBILE on the road.

The book features a Tour Guides section, in which BOOKMOBILE organizers share their memories. Here's Anna Leventhal--now a decorated author (and friend of this bookstore!)
Choice zines in English...
...and in French!
This book was a real labour of love, and it shows! It features by Jon Davies, Andy Cornell & Lauren Jade Martin, Isabelle St. Amand, Catherine St. Amand, and Lauren Crahan & John Hartmann, artwork by Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and book design by Cecilia Berkovic. Leila Pourtavaf, Courtney Dailey & Onya Hogan-Finlay, all BOOKMOBILE organizers. You will also find tour stories, photos and comics by Sonja Ahlers, Peter Burr, Andy Cornell, Melissa Kramer Cresswell, Bita Mary Eslami, Sarah Evans, Sean Hemmerle, Hannah Jickling, Anna Leventhal, Lisbeth Pelsue, Mariev Robitaille, Catherine St-Amand, Oana Spinu, Mary Tremonte, Julia Hainer-Violand, Adam Wallacavage, and Rebecca Watt!

We can pretty much guarantee that The BOOKMOBILE Book will have you seeking out your nearest bookstores, zine distros, artist-run spaces, and DIY collectives! Maybe you will even be inspired to hit the road with your very own book trailer...

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