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Reading Around…

   
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To celebrate the
National Year of Reading and World Book Day in 2008 we invited artists to make contributions to Reading Around… on World Book Day (06/03/08) and send them to us by the end of March.

Artists responded to the call with pages of artwork, audio recordings and video files which have been collated into the Reading Around website archive for you to enjoy.

The works submitted range from pieces inspired by or referencing novels to thoughts about reading, acts of reading, and mail art reading pieces.

We have 60 artists’ pages for viewing or download, some short movies and audio pieces about reading / books and a free download PDF e-book, which you can print out and make up into your own book.

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The e-book can be downloaded here
The online gallery of images and movie clips can be viewed by clicking here

50 copies of each of the 60 artworks were laser-jet printed from the artwork files as they were received. The resulting 3,000 pages were made up into library and bookstore packs by the Print Centre crack assembly team of
David and Matthew Sully in the holidays.

The packs of pages were sent out to slip into random books at the following venues:

       

UK:
Winchester School of Art Library
Park Avenue,
Winchester
Hants,
SO23 8DL

Hyman Kreitman Research Centre
Tate Britain
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG

Owl Bookshop
207-209 Kentish Town Road
Kentish Town
London,
NW5 2JU

Library, Hereford College of Arts

Folly Lane,
Hereford
HR1 1LT

Artwords
65a Rivington Street
London
EC2A 3QQ

Dulwich Books
6 Croxted Road
West Dulwich
London
SE21 8SW

Library, Camberwell College of Arts
Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UF

Guernsey Guilles Alles Library
Market Street
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 1HB

Bournemouth Library
22 The Triangle
Bournemouth
BH2 5RQ

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections
Sir Kenneth Green Library
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH

Nottingham County Library
Glaisdale Parkway
Nottingham
NG8 4GP

Firecatcher Books
The Last Drop Village
Bromley Cross
Bolton
BL7 9PZ

Bookshop
Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol
BS1 4QA

Penzance Library
62 Morrab Road
Penzance
TR18 4EY

Grove Library
Grove Building
Bradford College
Great Horton Road
Bradford
BD7 1AY

Frome Library
Justice Lane
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1BE

Swindon College Libraries

North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 IDY

Stroud College in Gloucestershire Library
Stratford Park
Stroud
GL5 4AH

University of Gloucestershire Library
Pittville Campus
Albert Road
Cheltenham
GL52 3JG

Hunting Raven Books
Cheap Street
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1BN

The Bookshop
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
University of Wales
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3DE

Bower Ashton Library
UWE Bristol
School of Creative Arts
Kennel Lodge Road
Bristol, BS3 2JT

AUSTRALIA:
Barratt Galleries
5 Budgen Avenue
Alstonville
NSW 2477


NEW ZEALAND:

TIVOLI books / exhibits / internet
5/143 Ocean View Rd
Oneroa
Waiheke Island
Auckland 1840
FRANCE:
Centre des Livres D’Artistes
Pays-paysage
1 place Attane
87500 Saint-Yrieix-La-Perche

Florence Loewy - Books by Artists
9/11 rue de Thorigny
Paris 75003

L’endroit Éditions d'artistes & art imprimé
23 rue Quineleu
35000 Rennes

ITALY:
Accademia di Belle Arti
Via Delle Belle Arti 54
40126 Bologna

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
Cannaregio - San Marcuola
Calle Seconda del Cristo 1798
30121 Venezia

THE NETHERLANDS:
Library
AKI/ArtEz
Hallenweg 5
7522 NH Enschede

GERMANY:
Library / Bibliothek
Hochschule für Bildende Künste
Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1
38118 Braunschweig

BRAZIL:
Zouk Livraria Café / bookshop
Matriz
Rua Garibaldi. 1333
Bom fim
Porto Alegre, RS – 90035-052

Livraria Zouk bookshop
UFRGS - Campus Centro
Av. Paulo Gama 110
Anexo 1 Reitoria
Porto Alegre
RS - 90046-900

Instituto de Artes da UFRGS
Biblioteca
Rua Senhor dos Passos, 248
Porto Alegre
RS - 90020-180

SINGAPORE:
La Libreria
64A Queen St.
Bugis Village
188543
Singapore

MEXICO:
M • H Centre of Research and Documentation on Artists’ Books
Empresa no. 101
Insurgentes Mixcoac
Mexico D. F. cp 03920

SPAIN:
Facultat de belles arts
Departament de dibuix
C/ pau gargallo, 4
08028 Barcelona

Biblioteca facultat de belles arts
Universitat de Barcelona
Baldiri reixac, 2
08028 Barcelona

USA:
Diesel A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

The Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design
2 College Street
Providence
RI 02903

Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis
MO 63130

Libraries, The University of the Arts
320 S Broad Street
Philadelphia
PA 19102

Department of English
University of Utah
255 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City
UT 84112

Cowles Library
Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines
IA 50311

The Bookmark Bookstore
721 Washington Street
Oakland
CA 94607

Hemingway Western Studies Center
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise
Idaho
83725

Otis College of Art & Design Library
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles
CA 90045

CYPRUS:
Moufflon Bookshop
1 Sofouli Street
1096 Lefkosia/Nicosia


Books in Transit by Guy Begbie
Recorded on the M1 Motorway on
World Book Day, Thursday 6th March 2008.
 
Books In Transit in Reverse by Guy Begbie
Recorded and then played backwards, on the M1
Motorway on World Book Day, Thursday 6th March 2008





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