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From the Archives : Week 9

More selections from the archives of and bookleteer’s own Public Library are below.
Follow the series day by day on twitter at #makingreading:

  1. H2O by Alejandra Canales, Anne Ransquin & Juan F. Salazar (2009)
  2. An Agreement of the Free People of England (1649) & The People’s Charter (1838) by John Lilburne et al & The Chartists (2015)
  3. The Anthropofferjist Charles Dickens: “Wapping Ghost Ship” by Steve Beard (2002)
  4. Code by Gair Dunlop (2012)
  5. Sea Shanties collated by Francis McKee (2008).
  6. He Who Sleeps Dines by London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchsrist & Jo Joelson, 2011)
  7. The Thetford Travelling Menagerie by DodoLab (Andrew Hunter & Lisa Hirmer, 2011)

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From the Archives: Week 8

Another serving of selections from the archives of and bookleteer’s own Public Library are below.
Follow the series day by day on twitter at #makingreading:

  1. The Fact of the Matter by Anne Tallentire & Monica Ross (2000)
  2. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein – 4 books (1914/2008)
  3. Play Guide – Outside The Box by Proboscis (2013)
  4. Phantom Shifts: Performance Notations by Aaron Williamson (2000)
  5. Recollections of Geo. Benford & O’Shea by Alf & Nance Wood (2014)
  6. Landscape 3 Acts: Return • Dispersal • Circulation by Kathryn Yusoff (2006)
  7. The New Wizard of the West by Chauncy Montgomery M’Govern (1899/2013)
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From the Archives: Week 7

More selections from the archives of and bookleteer’s own Public Library are below.
Follow the series day by day on twitter at #makingreading:

  1. River Gap by Ben Eastop (2011)
  2. State of the Union by Robert Ransick (2009)
  3. Landscapes In Dialogue: reflections by Alice Angus (2010)
  4. A Manual for Maverick Machines by Karen Martin (2007)
  5. – – – – by Michael Atavar (2002)
  6. The Show by desperate optimists (2011)
  7. Skyline & Sightlines by Simon Pope (2011)

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Beltane Offerings

Two new eBooks have been recently published with bookleteer, both by long time friends and collaborators of Proboscis:

Charlie Gere’s – Poems From My Chinese Typewriter

and Gareth Evans and Andrew Kötting’s, Another Alphabetarium of Kötting

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From the Archives: Week 6

This week’s selections from the archives of and bookleteer’s own Public Library are below.
Follow the series day by day on twitter at #makingreading:

  1. Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1776/2008)
  2. Hard Hearted Hannah: Classics from Nowhere (Part 1 of 6) by Cartoon de Salvo (2010)
  3. The 36 Stratagems by anonymous (c.1600s/2009)
  4. Seven Days in Seven Dials: A Week in the Life of London’s Cultural Quarters (1 of 3) by Dan Thompson et al (2010)
  5. Remix Reconvex Reconvexo by Karla Brunet (2010)
  6. Towards Psychonutrition by John Hartley (2011)
  7. Layered City As Material: Underside by Alex Deschamps-Sonsino et al (2010)
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From the Archives: Week 5

Here are the latest treasures surfaced from the archives of and bookleteer’s own Public Library. Follow the series day by day on twitter at #makingreading:

  1. Double culpability/ double subjectivity: Thomson & Craighead’s A Short Film about War by Lisa Le Feuvre (2010)
  2. Dal Riata – A Little Tactile History Of A Scottish Kingdom by Alastair Somerville (2014)
  3. A Conversation Between Trees by Active Ingredient (2011)
  4. Excavations in the Temple Precinct of Dangeil, Sudan by Julie Anderson & Salah Mohamed Ahmed (2010)
  5. Beasts and Super Beasts by Saki [H H Munro] (1914/2008)
  6. Recollections by Harold Lun (2014)
  7. Trail Song by Julie Myers (2009)
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Inspiration From the Archives

Over the past four weeks I have been making selections from our archives of some of the most wonderful publications I have had the privilege of commissioning, supporting or creating. Here is the first batch of selections, spanning both and bookleteer’s own Public Library, added to each day on our Twitter account and searchable by the hashtag #makingreading. All are free to download, print out and make up, and some can be read online in their bookreader form:

  1. Dispersals by Gair Dunlop (2013)
  2. making/do by Jane Prophet (2011)
  3. The New Worker’s Songbook Songwriters’ Workbook for New Worksongs! by Tor Lukasik-Foss (2011)
  4. If London Were Like Venice Oh! That It Were!” by Somers L. Summers (1899/2012)
  5. Phantom Tomes from an imaginary library by Clara Angus Lane & Giles Lane (2017)
  6. Blakewalk 3 by Tim Wright (2009)
  7. Spaces and Places of Convergence by Anne Galloway (2006)
  8. Dominion Dundas by Seth (2009)
  9. Whisker Issue One by Hazem Tagiuri et al (2013)
  10. Aerial Stories: notes about gravity, bodies and the view out the window by Louise K Wilson (2005)
  11. Out of it, Into It by Deborah Levy (2002)
  12. Bottle Orchestra by Tony White (2007)
  13. Hackney Rebel by Dawes Gray (2014)
  14. An A-Z of The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes – A by Marie-Anne Mancio (Part 1 of a 16 book set, 2009)
  15. The Robinson Institute by Patrick Keiller (2002) 
  16. The Cabinet of Alchemical Curiosities by Joyce MajiskiZea Morvitz (2019)
  17. Waiting For Crisis by Will Davies (2009)
  18. The Psychogeography of Zeros and Ones by Stewart Home (2002)
  19. Picnic: order, ambiguity and community by Kevin Harris (2011)
  20. Voiceover by Mohini Chandra (2002)
  21. Poets from the Horizon: Scrapbook of Words by Poets of New Horizons Centre, Peter Baxter & Rosie Knight (2015)
  22. Single Step Guide to Success – Day Planning by Heath Bunting (2006)
  23. The Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Walking Stewart: including his travels in the East Indies, Turkey, Germany, and America by a Relative (1822/2010)
  24. specious spacious by William Firebrace (2002)
  25. Travelling Through Layers by Alice Angus, Giles Lane & Orlagh Woods (2009)
  26. Systems/Layers by Nurri Kim & Adam Greenfield (2011)
  27. Areopagitica by John Milton (1644/2013)
  28. Professor Starling’s Thetford-London-Oxford Expedition by Professor William Starling (Andrew T Hunter), Lisa Hirmer, Leila Armstrong, Josie Mills, Hazem Tagiuri & Giles Lane (3 books, 2012)


Making Custom Notebooks

We have been making custom project notebooks for many years – they are very popular with participants in workshops or when doing field work as we can make them bespoke for the purpose, and the participants can personalise them as they wish.

Our TK Reite Notebooks project is perhaps the classic example, but we have made many others, such as the recent Field & Group Notebooks for the Antarctic Cities Youth Expedition.

Here is a simple guide to help understand the steps in the process.

Download the PDF here.


Republic of Learning

Giles Lane and Rachel Jacobs have put together two bookleteer books documenting Republic of Learning workshops about responses to climate change. We’ll be adding more books as the series continues.
View the collection here.


Antarctic Cities Youth Expedition Notebooks

Giles Lane has designed a set of personal field notebooks and a group workbook for the participants of the Antarctic Cities project’s Youth Expedition to Antarctica. Five young people each representing one of the “Gateway Cities” have been selected to spend a week at the Chilean Base in Antarctica this February. Look out for the results soon!
“View the Collection here.”