December 6, 2013
Friday, December 6th. 6-8 PM
We've got 22 charming new paintings from New York-and-California-based artist Jane Mount of Ideal Bookshelf! Come meet Jane tonight and shop for that book-loving loved one in your life. Jane paints portraits of people through the spines of their favorite books: the ones that changed their lives, that defined who they are, that they read again and again.
Jane has painted 22 new paintings for this show. 21 of the paintings feature single spines from perennial favorites like "Catcher in the Rye", "Alice in Wonderland", "East of Eden", (and they're only $99 each!). We're also premiering a gorgeous new group portrait of classic poetry titles.
On hand also are postcards, greeting cards (including just-in-time Christmas cards!), bookmarks, prints, and signed copies of Jane's book (published by Little, Brown). See images below and visit Jane's website to learn more about her brilliant and colorful work.
Jane's work will be available at our Oakland store through Dec. 24th.
August 26, 2013
In association with Paulson Bott Press, we are pleased to announce the release of five new color etchings by New York illustrator and artist Maira Kalman. These five new editions will be available to view (and for pre-sale) at BOOK/SHOP during the month of August and formally released in September, 2013.
Maira Kalman was born in Tel Aviv and moved to the US at the age of four. Kalman is known for her illustrated books; Max the Dog, The Illustrated Elements of Style, and The Principles of Uncertainty, to name a few. In addition she is has done covers for The New Yorker Magazine , illustrated blogs for the New York Times, created set designs for the mark Morris Dance Group and has collaborated with numerous authors including Michael Pollen and Daniel Handler.
Kalman arrived in the Paulson Bott Press studio with a stack of books, photographs and newspaper articles which served as the inspiration for her etchings. She noted that she brought things that she liked to look at; books referencing the work of Jaques Henri Lartigue, Tina Modotti and Atget along with wonderful photographic works depicting nests, seeds and orchards. The etching, Pink Hat, 2012 is a compilation of images from this material.
The hard ground etchings; Blue Shoes, 2012 and Five Stones, 2012 are fictitious musings of life in her grandmother s home. Images of Hannah baking, the breeze ruffling a patterned curtain, a figure lying on a cot and a plentiful dinner table surrounded by family, provide a glimpse into a very personal tableau.
Kalman and her late husband, designer Tibor Kalman, created a design company M&Co which remains active today. Kalman‘s design ideas for a watch face inspired the playful bright red etching Rhinoceros, 2012.
Kalman continued to collect reference materials, constantly taking photographs and collecting fresh newspaper images during her stay. A photo of super storm Sandy devastation caught her attention and evolved into the sugarlift and spitbite etching Rollercoaster after the Hurricane, 2012.
THIS SHOW IS IN ITS FINAL WEEK! Email info@book---shop for more details!
May 22, 2013
From May 17th through the 21st, we were pleased to be a part of 2 BOND, a design show running in New York during ICFF. The show was put on by C’H'C’M’ and Bondtoo, who jointly curated a collection of beautiful items for sale, including collaborations with Studio Sasseville, Book/Shop, byAMT, Fredericks & Mae, Dom Vetro, Drakes, Sunspel, Tourist, Uniform Wares, Cappellini’s Progetto Ogetto collection, and others.
We premiered our new "Ballast" Book Bag, as well as a new project with designer Benjamin Critton; concrete-and-leather bookends that do double-duty as doorstops. We also featured a selection of books and magazines from our inventory, as well as a special edition SSB-1 in solid American Oak. We feel incredibly lucky that photographer Brian W. Ferry was on hand to take pictures, and gratefully acknowledge the above images as his. Thanks, Brian!
You can still see the items at C'H'C'M' for a limited time, and email us at email@example.com with any questions.
April 3, 2013
We're starting to install a few bits and bobs for a small pop-up installation in our new work-in-progress storefront and project space in Oakland, CA (we plan to be open for real on April 15th). We'll be installing more and more in the next few days, so come by Friday, April 5th from 6:30-9:00 PM to say hi, and shop an amazing selection of fine vintage books you wont see on our website, new magazines, our popular book furnishings and small goods galore. One night only! Questions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
location: 482D 49th Street in Temescal Alley "49" between Telegraph Avenue and Clarke Street
September 22, 2012
We had a great time sharing a few of our wares at C'H'C'M' shop in New York City last week. Thanks to all those that came by, helped out, bought books, and enlivened our events! For those that missed it, here are a few shots by the brilliant Brian W. Ferry (see more here). We'll continue to stock a few items at C'H'C'M', so our NYC friends can continue to stop by 2 Bond Street to see what's new.
Another San Francisco pop-up shop is in the works for October. Stay tuned...