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The Life of Albert R. Parsons with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America, by Lucy E. Parsons

For the seventh week of Pandemic Books, we’re making copies of Black American anarchist Lucy Parsons’s book The Life of Albert R. Parsons, with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America. Albert Parsons, her husband, was a newspaper editor, and was arrested following the Haymarket riot in Chicago, and sentenced to death along with five others for the bombing of a police station, even though witnesses said that none of the “conspirators” were responsible… read more The Life of Albert R. Parsons with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America, by Lucy E. Parsons

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Magnolia Leaves by Mary Weston Fordham

It has been a difficult week all around: eruptions of racist violence everywhere, and now a racist President of the US saying “start shooting” at Black protesters. Doesn’t he know that the shooting, the killing, started a long, long, time ago now, and never seems to stop? Or that Black lives are more valuable than a Target store? (Those are obviously rhetorical questions.) This week, we’re making copies of Mary Weston Fordham’s Magnolia Leaves, a… read more Magnolia Leaves by Mary Weston Fordham

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Pandemic books week 5: AIDS Conspiracy Theories (update: Sold out!)

We’re now in the fifth week of our pandemic book project. To recap, what we’re doing is producing a public domain, open-copyright, or bootleg edition we haven’t done before and don’t plan to do again in a short run each week, selling it for $10 +shipping, and after paying our costs sending whatever money is left over to an organization that serves vulnerable people in our city. This week we are examining the social and… read more Pandemic books week 5: AIDS Conspiracy Theories (update: Sold out!)

A book with bright read covers laying on a surface of vibrant green grass. The cover reads in part "'Saving the World from Democracy', The Winnipeg General Sympathetic Strike"
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This week’s book is “Saving the World from Democracy”, documents from the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

This week’s short-run book is a facsimile of Saving the World from Democracy, a publication made by the joint Defense Committee of several labour organizations just one year after the brutal suppression of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. The book contains eyewitness accounts, court transcripts, speeches, and newspaper articles that retell the formation of a coalition of activists, rank and file workers, unemployed soldiers returning from the First World War, and others. Among their demands… read more This week’s book is “Saving the World from Democracy”, documents from the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

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The Moccasin Maker by Tekahionwake E. Pauline Johnson (updated: sadly, sold out)

This week’s book is a collection of short prose by Tekahionwake, better known by her English name, E. Pauline Johnson. She is best known for her poetry, and for retelling and publishing a collection of Skwxwu7mesh stories as the book Tales of Vancouver. We have made copies of a 1913 edition of The Moccasin Maker, in burgundy covers, and with black edging. Tekahionwake was born on the Six Nations reserve in Ontario to an English… read more The Moccasin Maker by Tekahionwake E. Pauline Johnson (updated: sadly, sold out)

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Fairy Tales by Sophie, Comtesse de Ségur (update: sold out!)

Last week we said we would be making a short run every week of a title we haven’t made before, and possibly won’t again. We have taken some ends of materials left over from other work to make this week’s selection, Fairy Tales from the French by the Comtesse de Ségur, a copy of an 1859 edition translated by Mrs. Coleman Chapman “and her Daughters”. The Comtesse de Ségur was the daughter of a Russian… read more Fairy Tales by Sophie, Comtesse de Ségur (update: sold out!)

books with covers made of rough chipboard paper, showing cover title "FRESCOES etc. Dramatic Sketched by OUIDA" with the work "pseud." written in cursive next to the name "OUDIA". On one of the books can be seen a glimpse of a vibrant pink paper inside the front cover before the book's actual pages.
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This week: Frescoes by Ouida (update: sold out!)

We’re beginning book production again, at reduced speed like everything else these days. We will be in the studio once a week to make a short run of a book from a public domain work, government document, or bootleg file. All of these will be books we haven’t made before and are probably not likely to make again — once they’re gone (at a very reasonable price plus shipping), they’re gone. Whatever small amount of… read more This week: Frescoes by Ouida (update: sold out!)

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#MMIWG report available soon

We produced a few copies of the Executive Summary of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls this past weekend. We’ll be working out a different way to distribute them than we did with the Truth and Reconciliation report, as we had some problems responding to all of the requests for that one. Watch our instagram and facebook accounts, or this site, for updates.

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The 2nd Scorpion and Felix Prize

Publication Studio Vancouver is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the second The Scorpion and Felix Prize, a book prize for emerging artists. One artist will be selected by a jury to receive an honorarium of $500 and to have their book published by PSV. Submissions are due on February 1, 2019 Submissions are open to all emerging artists who have demonstrated an interest in publication as an artistic practice through their work…. read more The 2nd Scorpion and Felix Prize

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Dirty Money — BC corruption report pay-what-you can bound copies

Want to read the recent BC government report on money laundering, but you’re not crazy about scrolling through a 250-page PDF? Just like we did with the DTES Local Area Plan, Truth And Reconciliation Commission summary, and the Site C Inquiry, we’re making bound hardcopies for you to read. At our summer residency we’ll be selling these on a pay-what-you-can basis ($15 suggested). That means you can visit us at the Libby Leshgold Gallery at… read more Dirty Money — BC corruption report pay-what-you can bound copies