This Friday, February 15 (2013) – starting at 8pm – Luminous Books and Owl Cave will be presenting an artist-curated second hand bookshop focusing on fiction, philosophy, art and other curiosities at UNIT/PITT Projects.


Parcels from London, San Francisco, Portland and Paris are on their way to Vancouver for the temporary bookshop. Stock will be added as it arrives so visit anytime between Friday, February 15 at 8pm and March 30 at 15 East Pender Street, Vancouver – Wednesday to Saturday, noon – 5pm. The curated collection of books will shift and alter with each sale, reorganizing itself to accommodate losses and gains, breathing.

London-based artist-curated bookshop Luminous Books will be exhibiting second hand books focusing on fiction, philosophy and art with reading lists as well as visual compositions exploring paths of reading and the creative intersections between disciplines.

A collaboration with the artist led book project Owl Cave, based in San Francisco, will respond to the internal logic of building and navigating a “collection”. Owl Cave will be providing extracts from their library of feminist literature and a selection of contemporary artists’ publications. Collapsible shelving has been designed for this project by Charlotte Kennedy (Emily Carr University of Art & Design) in response to the notion of a portable library.

A new publication, ’TO RIDDLE, TO READ‘, will launch late March taking the form of a cumulative reading list provided by Vancouver-based artist run centres and projects engaged in alternative activity around the book form as well as independent art publishing. The publication will be followed by a series of interviews surrounding the contemporary context for the book and the role of spaces offering alternative ways of interacting with the book form.

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