- February 18, 2009
- Posted by Marc
Books We Love: Public Phenomena by Temporary Services
Over the years, one of the things we love to do when we travel is to discover amazing self published books at stores like Magma in London or Zakka in New York. But unfortunately most of these types of small bookstores have either gone out of business or are now completely filled with mass market titles that you can easily find much cheaper on Amazon.
So this year, knowing that times are tough not just in the United States but in cities around the world, Sara and I are more committed than ever to use the Wooster site and the audience we have to showcase less expensive works that we (and the people who made them) are sincerely passionate about. Things that are truly special.
So beginning this week, we’re launching a new series of books for sale on the site that we think are truly special. Each book was chosen not because a publisher approached us, but rather hand selected by Sara an I solely because we want other people to have the book in their collection and share our passion for the work.
Most of the books in this series will be small editions, often self published, and ones that we feel have not received the attention they deserve. We’re keeping the cost of the books as low as we can, always under $20.00 except for rare occasions, so that as many people as possible can buy them and include in their library.
We couldn’t be happier to launch the series today with a book entitled ‘PUBLIC PHENOMENA” by the acclaimed Chicago based collective, Temporary Services.