Reading Room is a nomadic and collectively run portable bookcase and reference library on wheels, with an emphasis on small press. We have a cumulative and shifting collection of artist publications, zines, essays, books, poetry, and one-off printed matter, as well as site- or event- specific shelves.
The form and content of Reading Room provides a space for meeting, learning, and the exploration of the library. Reading Room is concerned with the function, aesthetic and user culture of library collections in the age of digital information, and their development in an austerity-stricken future.
We have no permanent home, so look out for us at an event near you…
Reading Room at Conway Hall as part of Anti-univeristy Festival 2019
Reading Room at Fast Forward Feminism Festival, UCL
Reading Room is made in collaboration with Sally Plowman, Bea Macdonald, Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao. The portable structure was made with and under the guidance of Ellie Hayward.
More info about Reading Room can be found here.
The complete list of works generously submitted to Reading Room can be found here.