We print and bind books on demand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. We use any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate our books for free); eBooks; and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities. We attend to the social life of the book. Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense—not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation, a public space, which beckons a public into being.
Currently there are eight Publication Studios, in Portland (run by Patricia No and Antonia Pinter), the San Francisco Bay Area, CA (run by Ian Dolton-Thornton, with sage advice from Colter Jacobsen), Vancouver, BC, Canada (run by Keith Higgins and Kathy Slade), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (run by Derek McCormack, Alana Wilcox, and Michael Maranda), Boston (run by Sam Gould), Portland, Maine (run by Daniel Fuller, Adam Manley and the Institute for Contemporary Art), Philadelphia (run by Robert Blackson and the Tyler School of Art), Los Angeles (run by Sergio Pastor, Matthew Schum, and Lizzie Fitch), and Malmö, Sweden, run by Ola Stahl. To contact one of the Publication Studios, click on its name on the home-page of this site.
Our books can be bought online (click “store” in the menu to your left) or at any Publication Studio. In addition we sell through over 60 bookshops worldwide, including St. Marks Books (New York), READ Books at Emily Carr University (Vancouver, BC, Canada), Hennessey and Ingalls (Los Angeles, CA), Third Place Books (Seattle, WA), Utrecht (Tokyo, Japan), ICA bookshop (London, UK), A Estante (Lisbon, Portugal), ProQM (Berlin, Germany), Librairie Yvon Lambert (Paris, France), Buchhandlung Walther König (Cologne, Germany), Monograph Bookwerks (Portland, OR), Dashwood Books (New York, NY), the Whitney Museum Bookstore (New York, NY), the New Museum Bookstore (New York, NY), Marfa Book Co (Marfa, TX) and many others.
Publication Studio has conducted past residency projects at the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA), Emily Carr University (Vancouver, BC), Yale University (New Haven, CT) and Ecole d’Enseignement Superieur d’Art de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, FR) and collaborated with innumerable artists and cultural institutions on new publications and projects.
Publication Studio also offers fee-based services, including: perfect binding, design and consultation. Please email email@example.com for more information regarding our services.
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Publication Studio – Portland
717 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97205
Publication Studio – Vancouver
188 West Third Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E6
phone 1 604 836 0865