…I write for myself and strangers.

For the second year in a row, Blonde Art Books will be participating in Triple Canopy‘s annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress.

Once again, we have organized a display of publications authored by many of the participating readers including Charles Bernstein, Erica Baum, Lucy Ives, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Mary Walling Blackburn, and many others.

Below are the books that will be on display throughout the weekend.


The event starts at 5pm on January 24 and continues through January 26 at 155 Freeman St. Brooklyn, NY. Triple Canopy is pleased to present its third annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s enormously long and allegedly unreadable novel The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress. Over one weekend—from Friday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. until Sunday, Jan. 26, sometime around 10 p.m.—invited New York–based artists, writers, publishers, scholars, and other collaborators will gather in Greenpoint to perform the entirety of Stein’s text in a continuous read-in. There will be coffee and donuts during the dawn walk-in hours; snacks from The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook reimagined by artists and writers; a musical intermission by Bill Orcutt; and Eve Fowler’s series “A Spectacle and Nothing Strange,” letterpress posters emblazoned with Stein quotations, on display and for sale. The current edition of the novel, published by Dalkey Archive Press, will be available for borrowing or purchase throughout the read-in. Follow the progress on Twitter and Instagram with #MakingUSA.

Tune in to the livestream!