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UPCOMING EVENTS


 Dec. 2016

 

PERMANENT COLLECTION at BOOK/SHOP

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 5-8PM

Join us this Thursday, Dec. 15th for a holiday shopping event with the gorgeous new design brand Permanent Collection. Come meet co-founder Fanny Singer and shop a selection of clothing, ceramics, sandals, jewelry, and copies of Permanent Collection's journal, 'Works on Paper'. Book/Shop is offering a remarkable selection of rare vintage books curated by Permanent Collection for you to shop from as well. (On top it all, purchases can be wrapped in special-edition wrapping paper by Colter Jacobsen!) Refreshments will be served. See you there!

482D 49th Street, Oakland, CA, 94609

https://www.facebook.com/events/744292875737059/

 

(Fanny Singer sourcing books for the event at rare-book dealer Jeff Maser's warehouse.)

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RECENT EVENTS 

 Dec. 2016

Holiday Pop Up with Everlane!

Hi New York friends! Join us this Friday, Dec. 9th for a special holiday shopping event with apparel brand Everlane in their pop-up 'Cashmere Cabin' at 392 Bleecker St. We're bringing a selection of rare & vintage books chosen especially for this event and available only here. We'll also have a selection of other Book/Shop goods (reading lamps, book cribs, totes, pins, etc.), Wms&Co hand stampers, gorgeous Esme Winter wrapping papers from England, and exclusive letterpress holiday cards from Tokyo-based Nahoko Press that you can have filled out by calligrapher Sam Teich (or make your own on-site with Wms&Co custom stamps made for this event). Warm holiday libations, good music, and a world of books & gifts. See you there 6-8 PM! https://www.facebook.com/events/1141420802616203/

 

October, 2016

 

 

PART 2! 

‘The Book Was Better Film Festival’ is here!

 

For our 2nd annual film festival, we’ve partnering with VSCO, a community for expression, who will be hosting a film screening of the finalists in their bi-coastal offices — at VSCO NYC on October 15, and at VSCO HQ in Oakland, CA on October 22. We’ll hold a meet & greet & pop-up shops from Book/Shop & our sponsors before the screening, and prizes will be awarded afterwards.

[We ended up with a tied vote for both 1st and 2nd Places in New York! This means we'll ALSO do a judging with different judges in Oakland to name final winners.]

Refreshments will be served & we'll have a Book/Shop popup featuring items from our sponsors available for sale. Plus, you can take part in a selfie project based on the famous Proust Questionnaire, or participate in a round of Instant Library*!

 

LOCATIONS AND RESERVATIONS

We'll be hosting two screenings of the entries as part of events at both the New York and Oakland headquarters of VSCO.

The New York event will take place at 31 W 27th Street, 10th Floor on Saturday, Oct. 15th, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM

The Oakland event will take place at 1500 Broadway on Saturday, Oct. 22nd, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

Tickets will be free but space is limited, so reserve you space now! 

Reserve New York Seats (This event has passed)

Reserve Oakland Seats

 

See more here.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 

 

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS 7:

AARON STERN

Join us on Thursday, September 29th for the seventh installment of our ongoing Critical Conversations series, a monthly evening of open conversation and critique between an artist and audience. (Have you ever been in a lively dinner-party conversation where everyone gets involved? That's the idea.) 

For this installment we're pleased to be hosting New York-based portrait and fine art photographer Aaron Stern. We'll begin our conversation around 'Horizon Avenue', Aaron's latest photo book. Come share your thoughts & insights as we continue to build a community around thoughtful art conversations. Book/Shop owner Erik Heywood will moderate and light refreshments will be served. This is a public event at our shop. All are welcome!  Thursday, Sept. 29th 7-8:30 PM at Book/Shop Oakland 482 D 49th St., Oakland, CA. See you there!

 

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

 

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS 6:

EMMA FINEMAN

 

Mark your calendars for the sixth installment of our 'Critical Conversations' series, a monthly evening of open conversation and critique between an artist and audience. (Have you ever been in a lively dinner-party conversation where everyone gets involved? That's the idea.) This event allows those in attendance to explore the issues and ideas raised by a visiting artist through an open-to-all discussion. Attendees are encouraged to make their voices & perspectives heard in this unique meeting of artist and viewer. (More of a quiet type?  You're welcome to come hang out & listen!)

Thursday, August 25th, we're pleased to be hosting Oakland-based painter and photographer Emma Fineman,  who has collaborated with companies and been featured in publications such as Gap, HP, Chronicle Books, VSCOcam, Yahoo Food, Lyft, Facebook, Instagram, Skywalker Sound, Pendleton WM, Loews Regency Hotels San Francisco, and many, many others. We'll be viewing and discussing some of Emma's newest works in painting and photography as she feels her way toward a new expression. Come share your thoughts & insights as we continue to build a community around thoughtful art conversations. Book/Shop owner Erik Heywood will moderate and light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, August 25th, 6:30-8:30 PM at Book/Shop Oakland 482 D 49th St., Oakland, CA 94609

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21ST

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS 5

CHRIS KALLMYER - JULY 21ST

Deserts, Music, Art! Join us on Thursday, July 21st for the fifth installment of our ongoing conversation series, a monthly evening of open conversation and critique between an artist and audience. (Have you ever been in a lively dinner-party conversation where everyone gets involved? That's the idea.) This event allows those in attendance to explore the issues and ideas raised by a visiting artist through an open-to-all discussion. Attendees are encouraged to make their voices & perspectives heard in this unique meeting of artist and viewer. (More of a quiet type?  You're welcome to come hang out & listen!)

 

Thursday, July 21st, we're pleased to be hosting Chris Kallmyer, a Los Angeles-based artist as we begin our conversation around his work “Fence, Amargosa Desert", a wind-activated sound installation made from 200 glass bottles found in Rhyolite, Nevada.

The clear and green bottles, known to have been left there by gold miners, are hung on an old wire fence to catch the wind. The fence was created in summer 2010 and recorded on May 24, 2013. Music by Julia Holter and Lucky Dragons was written and recorded in response to "Fence, Amargosa Desert."

The recordings are accompanied by an insert of photos and interviews from the artists about their creative process and their relationship to the desert regions surrounding Los Angeles.

We'll be giving the LP a listen and inviting conversation from there! Come share your thoughts & insights as we continue to build a community around thoughtful art conversations. Book/Shop owner Erik Heywood will moderate and light refreshments will be served. This is a public event at our shop. All are welcome!

Thursday, July 21st, 6:30-8:30 PM at Book/Shop Oakland 482 D 49th St., Oakland, CA 94609

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 1ST

FREETHROW CONTEST: FRANCHISE MAGAZINE + BOOK/SHOP

Franchise is a new, beautifully-made "art magazine about basketball" & we're pleased to be hosting an event with them on Friday, July 1st. We'll be setting up pop-a-shot hoops (with custom-painted backboards inspired by the Memphis Group) at the end of our alley & holding a free-throw contest. The top 3 shooters will win signed, limited-edition art prints featuring artwork from the magazine. Runner-up prizes will also be awarded. We'll do a kids bracket as well as an adult competition, so bring the youngsters! Come meet the magazin'e's editors & buy magazines & prints or just hang out. We'll have music & refreshments as well. A perfect summer evening event!

When: Friday, July 1st. Event goes from 6:30-9, with the competition from 7-8 PM. 
Where: BOOK/SHOP 482d 49th St. in Oakland
Who: All are welcome, but RSVP's are appreciated at info@shopbookshop.com

Questions? Drop us a line at Info@shopbookshop.com

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 23RD

 

 

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS 4: Jessica Niello

Mark your calendars for the fourth installment of our 'Critical Conversations' series, a monthly evening of open conversation and critique between an artist and audience. (Have you ever been in a lively dinner-party conversation where everyone gets involved? That's the idea.) This event allows those in attendance to explore the issues and ideas raised by a visiting artist through an open-to-all discussion. Attendees are encouraged to make their voices & perspectives heard in this unique meeting of artist and viewer. (More of a quiet type?  You're welcome to come hang out & listen!)

Thursday, June 23rd, we're pleased to be hosting Oakland-based painter and ceramicist Jessica Niello, whose paintings have been presented in shows across the world, and whose beautiful ceramics are used at some the Bay Area's best food spots. Come share your thoughts & insights as we continue to build a community around thoughtful art conversations. Book/Shop owner Erik Heywood will moderate and light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:30-8 PM at Book/Shop Oakland 482 D 49th St., Oakland, CA 94609

 

 

JUNE 3RD, 2016

 

Continuing our monthly presentation of vintage magazines in amazing condition at amazing prices, we've brought in 100 back issues of Poetry Magazine from the years 1916 to 1980. We'll offer them for sale throughout the month of June in our Oakland shop at only $10 each! The best always goes first, so don't be slow!

 

MAY 26TH, 2016

Hey L.A.! Join BOOK/SHOP on Thursday May 26th for an evening of exploring beautiful books: Yours! Bring two or three favorite art books from your own collection (photography, design, fashion, it's all welcome!), and let others browse them as you make new discoveries from their libraries. This isn't a presentation- just a casual evening of book browsing, music, refreshments and meeting new people!

6:30-8:30PM on May 26th with our friends at SLEEPY JONES in Santa Monica. 1318 Montana Ave. SEE YOU THERE!

THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2016

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6TH, 2016

Amazing vintage magazines at an amazing price. One night ONLY!

Mark your calendar for Friday, May 6th! We're having a very special shopping event featuring hundreds of vintage issues of The Paris Review from the 1950s to the 1980s, all in impeccable condition and at only $10 each (a few examples are shown in the image above)!

ONE NIGHT ONLY. No holds, no advance purchases, no phone or internet orders. Questions? Drop us a line at info@shopbookshop.com

Join us for this event on Friday, May 6th from 6:30-8PM at our Oakland shop. This will kick off a monthly shopping night featuring back issues of amazing magazines in remarkable condition at amazing prices, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an evening of conversation with photographer Monty Thomas.

Mark your calendars for the third installment of our 'Critical Conversations' series, a monthly evening of open conversation and critique between an artist and audience, allowing those in attendance to explore the issues and ideas raised by a visiting artist.

Thursday, March 31st, we're pleased to be hosting LA-based photographer Monty Thomas, whose work in 35mm and medium format presents recognizable scenes from life with a heightened sense of drama. Come share your thoughts & insights in an open conversation with Thomas and the others in attendance as we continue to build a community around thoughtful art conversations.

Thursday, March 31st, 6:30-8 PM at BOOK/SHOP Oakland
482 D 49th St., Oakland, CA 94609

 

FEBRUARY 26TH, 2016

 

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS 2:

Sam Hayes

Join us this Friday, Feb. 26th from 6:30-8 pm for the second in our series of art conversation nights at our Oakland shop. We invite an emerging artist to show their newest work, and spend an evening discussing it with the artist and each other. This week our guest artist is filmmaker Sam Hayes, featuring works from his first foray into still photography. Refreshments provided. Space is limited, please RSVP at info@shopbokshop.com

 

 

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JAN. 9TH & 14TH, 2015

ART BOOK SHOW & TELL

 

Time to show off all those gorgeous books you've got hiding away on your shelves! Join us in Oakland this Saturday, January 9th and in New York City this Thursday, January 14th for an evening of sharing and exploring beautiful books. Bring 2 or 3 favorite art books from your own collection (photography, design, architecture, fashion, it's all welcome!), and let others browse them as you make new discoveries from their libraries. This isn't a presentation- just a casual evening of book browsing, music, refreshments and new friends. 6:30-8:30 PM. See you there!



Oakland event: January 9th6:30-8:30 PM at Book/Shop Oakland. 482 D 49th Street. 

New York event: January 14th, at Sleepy Jones, 25 Howard St. in Manhattan. Time to be announced.

Questions? Drop us a line at info@shopbookshop.com or call us at 510-907-9649.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a special free screening of Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 New Wave classic "Band of Outsiders"  (with English subtitles) as well as a contemporary French short film with a brief discussion of both by filmmaker Laurence Mazouni. We'll be setting up a screening place outside our shop & serving refreshments to loosen you up for an evening of French conversation afterwards (come practice your rusty second language!). Event starts at 6:30 PM at BOOK/SHOP Oakland, 482D 49th St. SPACE IS LIMITED, please RSVP to info@shopbookshop.com, or at 510-907-9649. On se voit là-bas!

 

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EVENT!

Co-Presented by the Alliance Française of Berkeley

 

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NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015

AN EVENING WITH JP WILLIAMS.

Friday, November 6th, 6:30-8:30PM

We're thrilled to welcome noted NYC-based designer JP Williams to our Oakland shop for an evening of shopping & conversation. We'll be featuring a mini-shop at Book/Shop Oakland, selling vintage items found by JP especially for this event, alongside limited-edition copies of JP's book about Paul Rand's ephemera collection, "A Designer's Eye", and a selection of goods from his beautiful office supply project, Wms & Co. JP is a fount of knowledge when it comes to ephemera and design & we look forward to hearing him share stories about both. 

Questions? Email info@shopbookshop.com.

 

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