Friday, July 17, 2009

Aggressive Dewey Decimals

I want to be a fake librarian at this (underground) library!  Listen to this: “Writers, publishers, bookmaker, or booklover of any stripe who has recently finished writing a book, has published a book in the past year, or just feels like taking out some aggression on a publication of your choice” will be invited to hoist their materials into a four-foot catapult to be launched into the street. There will be a shredder where you can shred rejection letters. Debutantes will parade around with the CUL's new artist-designed submission boxes, which will be placed around the city for donations. Come one, come all, there’ll be prizes, there’ll be raffles, there’ll be a catapult! It’s free and open for all ages."

p.s. Here's what it isThe Chicago Underground Library is a new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media. We are always seeking books, magazines, zines, journals, broadsides, newspapers, and art books of all types, genres, and print runs from the Chicago area. (And maybe your city, too. Be patient, or ask us how to start your own.)

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