Arcane Publishing is slowly preparing its come back... It will take another few weeks for us to be fully operational, but in the meantime, we are reconnecting with the beautiful nature around us - always good for inspiration!
In the meantime, our partner-in-crime, artist, designer and antiques and vintage dealer Matt ArtPix is as busy as ever!
Go and have a look at his fantastic new website HERE.
Matt blogs regularly about his fab finds, so go and have a read HERE.
Our next event will be the fantastic Vintage Somerset at Wells Town Hall.
Last time, Arcane Publishing sold quite a few big books, and we will once again have a fantastic array of rare and second-hand books, ephemera from all eras and other thrilling items (including Miss Gish's two novels, of course!).
There will truly be something for everyone... So come and say hi! You can browse all the fab stalls inside and treat yourself to something special to eat too from the superb local produce market outside the Town Hall!
We will bring most of our new stock, acquired over the December holidays - we have blogged about some of those items in our previous blogs...
Today, I will give you a brief glimpse of another fantastic find we will bring to Loulou's tomorrow:
a copy of the rare "Paris Sens Dessus-Dessous" - unfortunately, this copy has lost its dust cover but it is really the content which is intriguing.
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.
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