Artists Space

Bookstore

The Artists Space Bookstore (2012 – 2018) at 55 Walker Street was comprised of publications selected by more than one hundred artists, writers and thinkers, each asked to select up to ten titles. In its diversity, the inventory plots the depth of knowledge that influences contemporary art production and ideas. To commemorate this project, the bookstore inventory is published below.

55 Walker Street Bookstore Guide

A photo of the bookstore at 55 Walker Street - the front half is a bookstore, while the back half is an empty exhibition/performance space. Both have white walls and a light wood floor. They are divided by a temporary wall with a large doorway, which leaves a large gap between the top of the temporary wall and the ceiling. The back half is empty, with windows letting in light on the furthest wall. The front half has bookshelves adorning the walls, with a lower shelf to keep some books on display. A red pipe runs floor-to-ceiling between two columns of shelves.
Bookstore at 55 Walker Street. [A photo of the bookstore at 55 Walker Street - the front half is a bookstore, while the back half is an empty exhibition/performance space. Both have white walls and a light wood floor. They are divided by a temporary wall with a large doorway, which leaves a large gap between the top of the temporary wall and the ceiling. The back half is empty, with windows letting in light on the furthest wall. The front half has bookshelves adorning the walls, with a lower shelf to keep some books on display. A red pipe runs floor-to-ceiling between two columns of shelves.]