Publication Studio (founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon) prints and binds books one at a time 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 which beckons a public into being.
Currently there are fourteen Publication Studio sibling studios:
Patricia No and Antonia Pinter
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Ian Dolton-Thornton, (founded by Colter Jacobsen)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kay Higgins and Kathy Slade
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Derek McCormack, Alana Wilcox and Michael Maranda (PS Toronto is currently on hiatus.)
Sam Gould (PS Minneapolis is a peripatetic studio, formerly known as PS Midwest Radical Culture Corridor and PS Boston, defined by the location of Sam Gould and his machines.)
Adam Manley and the Institute for Contemporary Art
Robert Blackson and the Tyler School of Art
Los Angeles, CA
Sergio Pastor, Matthew Schum and Lizzie Fitch
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dan Evans, Danica Evering, Alissa Firth-Eagland, Scott McGovern, Steph Yates and Shawn Van Sluys
Patrick Kiley and Christin Ripley
Micha Zweifel and Yin Yin Wong
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Kristy Trinier and Daria Hirny
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), Or Gallery Bookstore (Vancouver, BC, Canada), Luminous Books (London, UK), Hennessey and Ingalls (Los Angeles, CA), Third Place Books (Seattle, WA), Utrecht (Tokyo, Japan), ICA bookshop (London, UK), Ooga Booga (Los Angeles, CA), A Estante (Lisbon, Portugal), Choisi (Lugano, Switzerland), ProQM (Berlin, Germany), Librairie Yvon Lambert (Paris, France), Buchhandlung Walther König (Cologne, Germany), Good Press (Glasgow, Scotland), Art Metropole (Toronto, Canada), Section 7 (Paris, France), Monograph Bookwerks (Portland, OR), Dashwood Books (New York, NY), Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (New York, NY), the Whitney Museum Bookstore (New York, NY), the New Museum Bookstore (New York, NY), McNally Jackson (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) Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (New York, NY), Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, AB), and Ecole d’Enseignement Superieur d’Art de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, FR) and has collaborated with innumerable artists and cultural institutions on new publications and projects. Please contact us for information on initiating new projects at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer fee-based services, including: perfect binding, design and consultation. Please email us for more information regarding our services as prices vary from project to project.
identity by Rob Halverson | website by Alex Mahan, Pat Castaldo, and Matt Briggs
Publication Studio – Portland
717 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97205
Publication Studio – Vancouver
8 East Pender Street (with Selectors Records)
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1