Bulletin #11: School’s In (4-evah!)

Educators are always on the front lines of the ongoing struggle for social change. Thank you, to all the librarians, curators, and teachers who have supported our artists and done such an incredible job serving their own communities throughout the challenges of the pandemic. We see you for all that you do, and we are humbled and honored to serve your academic community.

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Bulletin #10: Veronika Schäpers

Veronika Schäpers (b. 1969, Coesfeld, Germany) has long been a well-known name in international artists’ books. I’d describe her work as gentle and utterly respectful to both the subject matter and craft. She was recently featured in the 2020 PBS documentary The Book Makers as part of an eclectic group of people who have dedicated their lives to explore the form and function of the codex.


It’s raining Candace Hicks

That’s how it feels at the Booklyn homestead right now. We were thrilled to have received over 20 hand-sewn, original books by extremely prolific artist Candace Hicks and we’re not holding back on showing them all at once. These handheld art objects become entire universes, holding small worlds where connections relate or obfuscate. Each work is a celebration of possibilities and connections, world-building and world-opening.

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Bulletin #9: Celebrating Candace Hicks

An extremely prolific artist from Nacogdoches, TX, Hicks works in textiles, embroidery, printmaking, and bookmaking. Her book editions collect coincidental data, joining seemingly insignificant details from different media and experiences to create alternate worlds where they exist and function together. The books as art objects become these universes, holding small worlds where connections relate or obfuscate. Her work is a celebration of possibilities and connections, world-building and world-opening.

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Field Updates: We’re springing back to life

Here are some highlights from our work in March that have us feeling energized, not only for our continued work but for the trends we see happening in acquisitions. Meaning, we see increased interest in grassroots & activist works, and overall pieces that are agitating to systemic injustice. Plus, the cherry blossoms are out and […]

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Bulletin #8: Black (Art) History Month

This month Booklyn joins the national celebration of the immense contributions of Black Americans to our culture. To this end, we’ve added a new subject section in our catalog: Black History / Black Futures.

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Bulletin #7: Incandescent Gratitude

Good morning, We wish you a courageous, healthy, and productive New Year. We thank you sincerely for the financial and moral support that Booklyn needed to get through a rough year. This solidarity made it possible for us to be here today, and to continue to bring you the work you want in your institutions.  […]

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Bulletin #6: Comics That Bear Witness

November 10, 2020 Good morning, The power of visual storytelling has been on my mind. We all process so much information and images on a daily basis. It’s overwhelming. I for one have a hard time digesting important facts and separating out what is just click-bait. I find a more comprehensive world in comics. In July, I […]

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Bulletin #5: Textiles, Feminism, & Resistance

Good morning, Textiles took center stage this spring as DIY mask makers—myself included—filled labor and supply gaps our governments failed to do. This widespread mutual aid project that started as something essential to community survival inadvertently became a mass political statement. A political movement, in fact.  And that got me thinking. Within sewing and fabrics is a […]

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Models for Creative Resistance

First, I want to thank all the curators, collectors, librarians, and teachers who have been supporting Booklyn through these difficult and complicated times. We are so grateful for your attention to our bulletins and the support these dispatches have inspired; it’s not hyperbole to say that this has been a lifeline for us.  I can’t […]