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About us

We are a publisher of original books distributing through a global network, a printer and binder able to make books one-at-a-time and a social gathering place for those interested in publication or in publishing their own work.

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, an online library, 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.

Locations & partners

Our books can be bought via the books page or at any Publication Studio. In addition we sell through over 60 bookshops worldwide, including St. Marks Books (New York, US), READ Books at Emily Carr University (Vancouver, CA), Or Gallery Bookstore (Vancouver, CA), Luminous Books (London, UK), Hennessey and Ingalls (Los Angeles, CA), Third Place Books (Seattle, US), Utrecht (Tokyo, JP), ICA bookshop (London, UK), Ooga Booga (Los Angeles, CA), A Estante (Lisbon, PT), Choisi (Lugano, CH), ProQM (Berlin, DE), Librairie Yvon Lambert (Paris, FR), Buchhandlung Walther König (Cologne, DE), Walgenbach Art & Books (Rotterdam, NL), San Serriffe (Amsterdam, NL), Books@Rib (Rotterdam, NL), Good Press (Glasgow, UK), Art Metropole (Toronto, CA), Section 7 (Paris, FR), Monograph Bookwerks (Portland, US), Dashwood Books (New York, US), Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (New York, US), the Whitney Museum Bookstore (New York, US), the New Museum Bookstore (New York, US), McNally Jackson (New York, US), Marfa Book Co (Marfa, US) and many others.

Residency projects & collaborations

Publication Studio has conducted past residency projects at the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, US), Emily Carr University (Vancouver, CA), Yale University (New Haven, US) Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (New York, US), Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, CA), 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 the relevant studio for information on initiating new projects. 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 studio to studio.

Website

This website was designed by Yin Yin Wong, interaction design and development were done by The Visual Theatre. This project was generously supported by Stimuleringsfonds and Musagetes Foundation.

  

Our network

A network of 11 studios spanning four continents share responsibility for the production and distribution of new titles in the Publication Studio catalogue. A full list of available books can be found here.

Currently, studios operate in:

USA

Hudson (NY)
Minneapolis (MN)
San Francisco (CA)

Canada

Edmonton (AB)
Guelph (ON)
Vancouver (BC)

South-America

São Paulo (BRA)

Europe

Glasgow (UK)

Asia

Pearl River Delta (HK)

coming soon:

Montevideo (Montevideo (UY))
Paris (Paris (FR))

former studios:

London (UK)
Portland (OR)
Portland (other) (ME)
Rotterdam (NL)

Website

This website was designed by Yin Yin Wong, interaction design and development were done by The Visual Theatre. This project was generously supported by Stimuleringsfonds and Musagetes Foundation.