Monday, 28 January 2013

Library of Unwritten Books

In the words of this project's curators: 

"Library of Unwritten Books is a collection of possible books. Short interviews are recorded with people about a book they dream of writing or making. Limited edition mini books are published from transcripts of the interviews, which are made available to readers at exhibitions and special events. Touring book-boxes also display the books at everyday venues such as cafés, pubs, libraries and launderettes.

The concept was inspired by a fictional book repository featured in The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 by cult American writer, Richard Brautigan. The novella’s main protagonist is a librarian who catalogues any book deposited in his care. All authors submitting unique titles, such as Growing Flowers by Candlelight in Hotel Rooms and The Culinary Dostoevski, are accepted and shelved. After Brautigan’s suicide, fans started real libraries of unpublished books."  


Here it is.

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