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BLOG — book places

PROJECT // STORY POWER

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Brecon-based visual artist, Tessa Waite, did a four-week residency at The Story of Books in Hay-on-Wye, collecting and responding to memories of childhood books. More than 60 people called in to chat with Tessa, locals of all ages bringing the physical books with them, visitors just their words. Each week Tessa wrote a blog, which can be read below. She also created artists books in response to the books and stories shared with her at The Story of Books. STORY POWER Week One | October 4th A beautiful sunny day in Hay brought a stream of visitors to The Story...

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PROJECT // #HayCartoneras

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Our #HayCartoneras project focuses on Latin American editoriales cartoneras (cardboard publishers) - a publishing movement which grew out of the Argentine economic crisis of 2001 but has now spread to countries as far apart as Mexico and Mozambique, but with a strong focus on the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. Richly diverse, the cardboard publishers have in common the use (and love) of cardboard, a commitment to making literature accessible, and an interest in both the artistic and literary potential of artisanal book-making. Dr Lucy Bell and Dr Patrick O’Hare, (Hispanic Studies lecturer and Social Anthropologist at the University of Surrey), led...

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NEWS // Our bookshop in Hay-on-Wye

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Welcome to our new online bookshop. We're opening our doors today but over the coming days we'll be filling the shelves with lots of beautiful books and fantastic offers. Keep visiting! 

Emma & Oliver Balch 

24 April 2020

 

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