Category Archive: independent publication

BABZ Fair 2017

BABZ Fair (formerly known at the Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair) is a weekend long event that features small press art and poetry publishers, and individual artist projects, alongside a program of… Continue reading

Cold Open Verse @ Knockdown Center & Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair – MoMA I PS1

Cold Open Verse is a collaborative project Blonde Art Books and Poet Transmit (Victoria Keddie and Cat Tyc) for Knockdown Center, Queens, and Printed Matter’s 2016 New York Art Book Fair at MOMA/PS1.… Continue reading

Reading Revisited: A conversation with Fabiola Alondra and Jane Harmon of Fortnight Institute

On Thursday, July 28 at 6pm, Fortnight Institute, a new gallery and bookshop in the East Village, will host an evening of readings performed by artists in their current exhibition, Summer Reading on… Continue reading

BABZ FAIR 2016 – Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair

The fourth annual BLONDE ART BOOKS – BABZ FAIR will feature new and recent publications by independent publishers, and individual artists and writers. Since 2012, Blonde Art Books has been dedicated to promoting… Continue reading

Did you hear the one about… ‘Jokes for the Campfire’ Launch Event

On Thursday May 19 Shandaken will launch it’s first publication, Jokes for the Campfire, at Friends and Lovers, Brooklyn. We hope the conversation and preview below will encourage you to attend the event,… Continue reading

The Photo Poetics Reading Room

An important element of the exhibition Photo Poetics: An Anthology is the accompanying reading room. The show is curated by Jennifer Blessing, working with assistant curator Susan Thompson, and currently on view at… Continue reading

Words With Love

Words With Love, an on-going project by women who have come together to engage voice, activism, and heart in the form of greeting cards. (above card by Jill Magid) On Valentine’s Day 2015,… Continue reading

Conversations with Canadian Publishers at the Vancouver Art Book Fair 2015

By Justina Bohach The 4th annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair took place from October 17 and 18, 2015 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The event was presented by Project Space; a local non-profit that… Continue reading

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library

First we have to say how we are continually inspired by this image of the library in Stony Island Art Bank in Chicago which opened this September. The Stony Island Arts Bank is… Continue reading

“I’ve thumbed through the books on your shelves”

Our weekend at the Vancouver Art Book Fair in pictures… (photos by Tori Schepel for Blonde Art Books)     “I’ve thumbed through the books on your shelves” – lyric from the song… Continue reading

NYABF 2015 Haul share

We survived the 2015 New York Art Book Fair! In the past we have covered the fair (2012, 2013, 2014) but since this was our first year participating in the fair, we decided… Continue reading

BUSHWICK ART BOOK AND ZINE FAIR —– BABZ FAIR 2015

The third annual BLONDE ART BOOKS BABZ FAIR will feature new and recent publications by over 30 invited independent publishers, and individual artists and writers working in and around New York. Book launches,… Continue reading

Visualize Total Annihilation

Such Mean Estate — Ryan Spencer Interview by Ashley McNelis Ryan Spencer, Such Mean Estate #55, unique panchromatic instant print, 2.9 x 3.7 inches From approximately 2011-2013, Ryan Spencer obsessively watched dozens of… Continue reading

In Conversation with Pierre Le Hors

by Ashley McNelis ——————– Born in Brittany and raised in Florida, Pierre Le Hors is now based in New York. We met in his Greenpoint studio to discuss his work but ended up… Continue reading

Baltimore, my love

We had a blast this weekend in Baltimore at Open Space‘s 6th Annual Publication and Multiples Fair (PMF). This year was the biggest fair yet with over 100 local and national publishers, artists,… Continue reading

Connect 4

1. With the launch of our bi-weekly NEWSLETTER we ask that those of you who follow our blog to subscribe to our newsletter HERE. 2. We post images, articles, and links to international… Continue reading

Born Again and Again and Again

On the chilly evening of February 14th, 2015, Cara Benedetto performed her Right to Romance. Hosted by Molasses Books and co-organized by Chapter NY and Blonde Art Books, Benedetto presented a new performance… Continue reading

She Was A Film Star Before She Was My Mother

She Was A Film Star Before She Was My Mother was an exhibition curated by Sonel Breslav (founder of Blonde Art Books) at Dorsky Gallery, Curatorial Programs, May 4 – July 13, 2014.… Continue reading

All I want for Christmas…

Do the write thing this holiday season. Share your passion for art and books with your loved ones. Here are some of our favorite publications from this year alongside links to some amazing… Continue reading

Bagels & Books

This SUNDAY, October 12, 1-7pm we are co-hosting an open house and brunch event at our space in Wendy’s Subway (722 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn). We have an amazing inventory of art books by… Continue reading

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