“There is no digital replacement in sight for the book and its comforting physicality, its formal variety and the sensuality of its perception,” says Lars Müller, who is convinced the physical book won’t disappear from the scene anytime soon.
The publisher’s publications are characterized by distinct surfaces and textures including fabric, cardboard and synthetics, varying papers, embossing and debossing. Some publications come in the form of a newspaper like News by Thomas Flechnter or as a box of curiosities such as Pipilotti Rist’s Pepperminta Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Others are heavy coffee-table books like Swiss Photobook or lightweight magazines like Das Andere. Some are tiny such as Design in Question or large-scale like Jurek Wajdowicz’s Liminal Spaces. All of these features and peculiarities get lost browsing digital versions of carefully crafted books.
To celebrate the uniqueness of the physical book, Lars Müller Publishers is hitting the road with its Nomadic Bookstore. The idea is simple: We set up shop in selected places such as a furniture store in Lisbon or a specially built construction in Istanbul. You can come visit, say hi, browse and flip through our books. Plus they are for sale too!
The first stop on our trip is Kirkegaards Antikvariat in Copenhagen, Denmark. From June 18th, we’ll be presenting a selection of Lars Müller Publishers’ books at the antiquarian bookshop. Tommy’s shop, which also acts as a photography gallery, is centrally located just minutes from Copenhagen central station or trendy Christianshavn. Copenhagen’s smallest bookstore specializes in photography but also stocks books on art, design, fashion, architecture and pop culture as well as literature.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the big opening on Saturday, June 18th. Tommy will be there, Lars will be there, our books will be there. If you can’t make the 18th, don’t worry, we’ll stay for a while.
Share your Nomadic Bookstore story using #nomadicbookstore or write us @larsmullerbooks. Do you want to host our Nomadic Bookstore? Contact us! We’ll keep you posted regarding our future destinations. (js)