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Editorial Director
Morgane Rébulard

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Why start a paper journal about books at a time when the internet is calling into question the average Westerner’s innate materialism, and at a time when the price of a book-as-object puts off devotees of free knowledge on the net? What is becoming of bound volumes today - that foundation of our society, those keepers of our history?

 With the dematerialisation of editorial content, the practice of design within books is taking on an even more important dimension. Whether insignificant objects or works of art in their own right, books create through their different forms and stories a unique bond with those who read, consult and own them. This almost physical connection was the reason for creating The Shelf Journal.

 Part place of worship and reflection for paper lovers, part experimental platform for designers, typographers and other graphic designers, The Shelf Journal explores the essence of our libraries’ charm: the limitless variations in form of this unique object.

 

The Shelf Journal
dual-language journal

 

Editorial Board:
Morgane Rébulard & Colin Caradec

 

Graphic Design:
The Shelf Company

 

Published by:
The Shelf Company

AUSTRALIA

Melbourne

- Mag Nation

BELGIUM

Brussels

- Motto

- Plaizier

- Théophile’s Papers at Abilene

- Ptyx

DENMARK

Stockholm

Papercut

FRANCE

Bordeaux

- Mollat

Chaumont

- Apostrophe

Laval

- M’Lire

Lyon

- Ouvrir l’œil

Marseille

- Histoire de l'œil

- Le lièvre de mars

Metz

- Flammarion Centre Pompidou-Metz

Montpellier

- RBC Design

Nantes

- Coiffard

Paris

- Arcurial (8e)

- Artazart (10e)

- Christophe Daviet-Thery (13e)

- Colette (1er)

- Comme un roman (3e)

- Flammarion Centre Georges Pompidou (4e)

- Galerie Yvon Lambert (3e)

- Galignani (1er)

- Le Monte en l'air (20e)

- Les Arpenteurs (9e)

- Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris (16e)

- OFR (3e)

- Palais de Tokyo (16e)

- Théophile’s Papers at Artisan Social Designer (3e)

Strasbourg

- Quai des Brumes

- Séries Graphiques

Toulouse

- Les Abattoirs

GERMANY

Berlin

- Do you read me ?!

- Mota Italic

- Motto

- Pro QM

Leipzig

- Mzin

ITALY

Rome

- Cura Books Roma

JAPAN

Tokyo

- Tsutaya T-site

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

- Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum

- Nijhof & Lee
(Universiteit van Amsterdam)

The Hague

- typotheque.com/books

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

- Douglas + Bec

- Mag Nation

SINGAPORE

Singapore

- Basheer Graphic Books

SPAIN

Barcelona

- Múltiplos

SWEDEN

Copenhagen

- Motto

SWITZERLAND

Bâle

- Motto Kunsthalle

Zurich

- Buchhandlung Kunstgriff

Lausanne

- Sérendipité.ch

TAIWAN

Taipei

- Artland Bookshop

UNITED KINGDOM

London

- Artwords Bookshop
(Hoxton)

- Foyles (Charing Cross Road)

- Tate Modern

USA

Los Angeles

- Hennessey + Ingalls

New York

- Artbook at MoMa PS1

Miami

- shop.booksarenice.com


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Journal No.3 — ◐ 2014

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  • Stanley Morison &
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Journal No.1 — ◑ 2012

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