Library Book Shelves
Each book is 10 x 7.5 cm, pamphlet stitched, with rice paper end papers and inkjet printed text.
Edition of 12, six of which are boxed. Each edition has twenty books but I am selling the books individually for £8. You will recieve one book picked at random from a variety of colours and Dewey Decimal codes.
The box set of all twenty books is available for £100 including postage to the UK. The box is made from Birch plywood with a laser engraved pattern and handles reminiscent of library index drawers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing the box set.
The idea for these books came from the naming of the Dada movement, when Hugo Ball allowed a French dictionary to fall open and chose the first word his finger landed on. I thought of this after attending a Found Poetry workshop by Jeremy Dixon (Hazard Press). Each book is a found poem made from a set of words gathered by choosing one word from each book on a library book shelf.
During the process I discovered books I would never have thought to look for in the online catalogue. The printed books, and their physical space in the Library, offer a rich opportunity for discovery far beyond browsing the online resources.
I hope these books will inspire people to explore their local libraries. For this reason no subject is given in the title of the books – only the Dewey Decimal code. You can guess the subject and then wander through the shelves to see whether you are right; you never know what else you might find on your journey through the Library.