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You want BOOK ARTS? Booklyn is putting it all online.

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ABOUT BOOKLYN

Booklyn is THE source for unique and limited edition contemporary artists' books and works on paper. Founded in 1999, Booklyn has formed an international network bringing thousands of artists and educational organizations in direct contact, created innovative fundraising projects for arts and activist organizations, and provided financial and production resources to thousands of artists.

Booklyn has also been a pioneer in promoting the collecting of artist books as research tools for innovative and progressive education.

Confirming Booklyn's important role, the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. has recently acquired Booklyn’s first decade's archives!

Now you can help Booklyn gain more visibility and provide more resources to the public through a website with a searchable artist book and artist database. With your help, artists, book lovers, collectors, curators, educators, and students worldwide will be able to view covers and pages from each Booklyn book, along with artist information, exhibition histories, and more.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Booklyn’s staff is committed to getting our books in front of as many eyes as possible through constant touring, lectures, and classes. It’s time for us to go to the next level and increase our audience through the web.

We’ve already migrated our collections databases to a format that can be shared online, but we need your help to bring our front end up to speed and produce an elegant, user-friendly and functional site.

Two years ago, we used Kickstarter to pull together funds to catalog our first Decade: 35 cubic feet of material documenting Artists Books at the Turn of the Century. Thanks to 72 people, we raised the money we needed to stay on track. Now, we are coming back to you.

Help us double our number of supporters. Help us turn our digital database into a functional, friendly, searchable website.

Booklyn is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; not only will your tax-deductible donations help this cause, but we will send you some fabulous stuff as rewards. Visit our flickr page for images and more information!

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    For $10, you will receive your very own Booklyn pocket notebook as a token of our appreciation. "Better Read Than Dead."

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    For $15, you'll get a copy of one of our ABC (Another Booklyn Chapbook) books. Choose from Issues 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10. Issue #3 (Scream at the Librarian) is a must for anyone who has worked in a library!

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    For your $20 donation you will receive a copy of the Found in Translation exhibition catalog. Published and bound by Booklyn in a numbered edition of 250. Details include hand-stamped title page.

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    Pledge $25 and receive a set of Booklyn Art Gallery zines, created in conjunction with curator Aimee Lusty's 2011 exhibition series.

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    For $25 you could also choose to receive a one-color silkscreen print by Kottie Paloma. Signed edition of 100.

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    For your $25 pledge you will receive a signed copy of Stephen Dupont's AFGHANISTAN: OR THE PERILS OF FREEDOM. This beautifully printed catalog was published in conjunction with his first solo exhibition in the United States at the New York Public Library.

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    For $50, you will receive an ABC Ribbon Set: chapbooks 6-10. Each chapbook cover is letterpress printed and embellished with content relevant materials (i.e.: fabric, maps, photos, drawings, etc.).

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    For $75, you will receive a set of 4 prints by artists Damara Kaminecki, Eliana Perez, Scott Teplin, and Sara Varon. Edition of 100.

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    For $100 you get "Spent," a letterpress print on currency by Mark Wagner.

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    Donate $150 and receive Kerbloom! Volume #3 or #4. Kerbloom! is a bimonthly zine that has been letterpress printed by one vegan anarchist, known as Artnoose, since 1996. The ONLY letterpress zine we've ever seen!

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    For $300 or more, you will receive a copy of Given, by Berlin-based artist space / publishing company Bongout. Given is a 3-volume silkscreen book with 93 colors (!) Features the work of 36 artists.

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    For $500 you'll get an unheard-of deal: Christina Shields's Esmeralda Tree Cat / Lonely Bear, a dos-a-dos style book with 5-color silkscreen pages and a hand-sanded, silkscreened wooden cover. Edition of 50.

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    For a $600 donation you will receive a copy of Souvenir (2003) by Amy Mees, Mark Wagner, and Marshall Weber. Souvenir is a tragically funny deconstruction of the 1969 Francis Lewis High School Yearbook. The yearbook is reformed into a stamp album that evokes the both the specific hairdo-scape of 1960's Queens, New York and the general turmoil of the 1960's.

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    For $750, you can have a copy of the War is Trauma portfolio by Justseeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War, with 34 silkscreen and offset prints, including work by Iraq War veterans, in a folder of Combat Paper, handmade paper made from shredded active duty combat fatigues from soldiers in the formerly Iraq based Stryker brigade.

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    Pledge $1000 and you will receive a limited edition print by Booklyn artist Aaron Noble: Luna, 2005, edition of 30, 22.5 x 30 inches, hardground, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, sugarlift, white ground, drypoint and roulette.

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    For a $1200 contribution, one of Candace Hicks's much beloved Common Threads volumes can be yours! Hand embroidered.

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    For $1,200 you can get a very rare copy of Streetopia, (the book) a bound collection of original artworks and writing that surveys the brilliance, irreverence, and exuberance of the Bay Area Mission School, the last coherent school of art of the 20th Century. With prints, photographs and drawings by Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Bill Daniels, Laurel Braitman, V. Vale and 19 others. Limited edition of 30.

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    For $1500, receive a limited-edition copy of Raymon Pettibon's Scream at the Librarian. An instant cult classic, Scream at the Librarian sucks you into 1980's downtown Los Angeles. Printed in two-color silkscreen, the deluxe hardcover book is loaded with novel idiosyncrasies throughout. Authored by Joel J. Rane with illustrations by Raymond Pettibon & Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, 9-3/4 x 7 x 3/4 inches, 94 printed pages, edition of 50, signed by author and illustrators

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    For a $1600 contribution, you'll get a signed copy of 5 Year Plan, a 30-page book, silkscreen on handwoven khadi cloth. Produced by Aaron Sinift and featuring prints by Yoko Ono, Orijit Sen, Francesco Clemente, Julie Doucet, Donald Baechler, Sarnath Banerjee, and Alpana Bawa. This is a sustainable economy project. For more information visit http://5yearplan.org/Home_Page/5_Year_Plan_Home_Page.html.

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    For a $5600 contribution you will receive a copy of Russell Maret's Oxford Fine Press Fair Judges Award winning tour de force of fine letter press printing, Specimens of Diverse Characters. Bound in quarter leather. Printed on handmade paper with custom forged type.

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    For a kind $6000 contribution, you will receive the last full set of Mark Taylor's acclaimed "Box Set" prints. A set of 8 digital prints depicting classic record albums that never existed.

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    For the incredibly generous and impressive pledge of $10,000 you will receive a piece of Booklyn history: our iconic book arch! Originally part of the 2001 exhibition Parallel Botany. Created by Kurt Allerslev, Dave Hoyt, Mark Wagner, Marshall Weber and Chris Wilde. Installation of the arch in a location of your choosing is included.

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