We have been a bit quiet online recently, but this doesn't mean we are idle - quite the contrary!
We have been working behind the scene on getting some smashing stock and booking events for the next few months.
Our first event of 2019 will be very soon at the fantastic Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and it will be the Loulou's Vintage Fair on 17th February. Arcane will take up a small corner of Matt ArtPix's stall and we will bring some interesting, arty, glamorous and rare books!
We will keep adding events to our EVENTS PAGE over the next few months, so do come back soon!
This is a rare book!
If you love Pop Art, especially British Pop Art, then this is for you.
This is the catalogue of the exhibition "Pop Art: British Pop Art 1956-1972" which took place in 2004 at the Galleria Civica di Modena in Italy.
It features detailed descriptions (in Italian and English) of works by David Hockney, Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake among others.
In perfect condition, this book is a must for contemporary art lovers!
We go and look for stock as often as possible, but to find great quality and interesting books at good trade prices is not always easy.
Over the past few days, we have acquired a number of interesting volumes and we've picked a few of them in order to introduce them on this very blog.
First up: Alexander McQueen - Working Process by Nick Waplington.
This is the book which accompanied the exhibition of the same name at Tate Britain in 2015.
In 2007, the artist and photographer Nick Waplington was commissioned to document the late fashion designer's working process as he prepared his retrospective collection for a Paris fashion show. From concept to the actual event, Nick's camera captured the intensity of the work of a fashion designer and his team.
I cannot show you this copy as it is still unwrapped and therefore is a brand new copy in perfect condition!
More about the 2015 exhibition HERE.
Here is a video of Nick Waplington explaining how he worked on this project:
Arcane Publishing is slowly emerging from a well-deserved rest, and we have started planning for the year ahead.
We will be booking markets/fairs and events soon and we will post all dates and details on our EVENTS PAGE.
We also have plans to open a "proper" online shop (our very small shop at the moment only sells our two published novels I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth)
The setting up of the shop will depend on other factors out of our control, though, and we will keep you updated on this at a later date.
Work will start again on Miss Gish's third novel, The Right Place, and we hope to publish in early 2020. We will post updates on this throughout the year.
Keep an eye on Miss Gish's blog as she is regularly posting about writing, inspiration, Dorset, events, etc.
Over the past few days, we have been acquiring some new exciting stock (see picture above) - we will be posting about some of those finds in more details over the next few days, and you will find them on our stall soon!
In the meantime, do go and visit our unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset, where you will find colourful Arcane and ArtPix stock!
Next weekend, which will be the first weekend of December, Matt ArtPix and Arcane Publishing will be sharing a stall at the Vintage Christmas event at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset.
Arcane will take a little corner of the stall and will make sure it is packed full of beautiful books and exciting ephemera (including some very nicely priced stocking fillers for the vintage lovers in your life!)
Some of our items will be making their first appearance and we will also bring some rare things for you to have a look at (and buy!).
Here are some of the items we will have on our stall (this is not exhaustive, we have an additional pile ready to go just in case!)
Lovely children's books:
Arcane's own books!
And much, much more!
So join us for what promises to be an event to remember!
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS AT THE TANK MUSEUM
Saturday 1st December
Sunday 2nd December
10am to 17pm
The Tank Museum,
You can get more info and buy tickets HERE.
I will be adding yet more classic glamour to my stall at the Tank Museum Vintage Christmas event on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December!
I have found three beautiful books about those classic Hollywood actors - and favourites of mine: Cary Grant, James Stewart and Marilyn Monroe.
And with my 1960s copy of "Happiness is a Warm Puppy" now sold, I was thrilled to get my hands on another lovely little Peanuts 1965 original: "Love is Walking Hand in Hand".
They will all be on the stall I will share with Matt ArtPix at the Tank Museum Vintage Christmas event - all details HERE.
I will post a blog about my stock for the event later this week!
Arcane Publishing had a brilliant time at the Vintage Somerset fair in Wells yesterday!
We had a single stall all of our own this time and we are delighted to report that it was, indeed, a success!
We sold most of our bigger books, including some of our very recently acquired items such as The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics (bought by a well-known musician, how cool is that?) and The Album cover Album (more details about both books HERE).
Here are a few pictures of the Arcane stall on the day...
Quite a few of those lovely second-hand books are now gone!
Thank you to all our customers who braved the wet weather to pay us a visit, and we hope you enjoy the wonderful books you have bought on our stall!
And now, the hunt for yet more exciting stock can start...
We hope to back in Wells in 2019!
The next event for Matt ArtPix and Arcane will be a little bit special: the Tank Museum Vintage Christmas on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December.
We already have a thrilling stock ready for the visitors on both days, including some lovely and rare stocking fillers!
We will of course post more details about the event and the stock we will take there nearer the time...
And of course, we are already making a list of events to attend in 2019, which might also see Arcane open a "proper" online shop for its vintage/rare/second-hand books in addition to the books we publish ourselves!
This Saturday 10th November, Matt ArtPix and Arcane Publishing will be back at the rather fab Vintage Somerset fair at Wells' Town Hall!
This time, instead of sharing a stall as we usually do, Arcane and ArtPix will have their own stall; therefore, you will get a full double stall of colourful vintage goodies from Matt ArtPix and a whole table packed full of books from Arcane Publishing!
So, what will you find on the Arcane stall? Of course, the usual array of beautiful vintage/second-hand books, especially picked for this classy and cool event... We will take some of our brand new acquisitions with us! Please note that some extra items will grace our stall on the day!
*Action! Monsters! Detectives!*
*Music! Entertainment! Celebrity characters!*
We have a stock of 30 Movie magazines for any film buff/student out there!
A few bits of ephemera...
And of course, our very own Miss Gish's two novels, I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth, published by Arcane Publishing, will make an appearance...
Two novels for a very special price!
I just love those illustrated detective novel covers. If it were me, I would buy them all the time - but I have to be reasonable as my house is already full of books...
Raymond Chandler's 1953 The Long Goodbye features once again the iconic detective Philip Marlowe.
This lovely undated edition is a bit battered round the ages, but might attract the attention of any hard-boiled detective fiction collector!
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