TXTbooks is an artist-run independent publishing initiative in Brooklyn, NY.
Our interest is in self-publishing as a collective while facilitating projects with outside artists and writers. Our best case scenario is to publish those who have not yet considered producing a zine; Our ultimate goal is to create dumb jokes and passion projects with as many people as possible.
Our publications are resolved via Risograph printing for cost-effective self production and as an informal way to aesthetically bind our output.
TXTbooks was started by Robert Blair, Thomas Colligan, Nichole Shinn & Kurt Woerpel in 2014.
Open Hours:We offer press-time and tutorials on Risograph printing for artist production by appointment. For more info, check out our open hours page*****here*****
Print Services:We sometimes print projects for other people. Please email us with inquiries. We generally accept smaller jobs like posters and short zines but unfortunately can't handle 336 page thesis projects at this time. Our current colors are Yellow, Red, Fluorescent Pink, Cornflower, Blue, Violet, Green, and Black.
Resources:A collection of writings, templates, and other miscellaneous resources from TXTbooks can be found at txtbooks.us/resources.
Stockitsts:Printed Matter (US/NYC)Desert Island (US/NYC)Picture Room (US/NYC) McNally Jackson Books (US/NYC)Draw-Down (US/CT) Atomic Books (US/MD) Bookish Baltimore (US/MD)Red Emma's (US/MD)Ti Pi Tin (UK)
Collaborators:Anibal Bley, Ryan Carson, Caroline David, Mike Devine, Francesca DeMusz, Ben DuVall, Alexander Orange Drink, Lily Elfriedes, Jackson Epstein, Logan Fitzpatrick, Anika Jade, Megan Manowitz, Annie Paradis, Maddy Rojas, Sean Suchara, Nick Weltyk, Jake Winans, Diane Zhou
Exhibitions:New York Art Book Fair 2017Pioneer Works Press Play Fair 2017Blonde Art Book Fair 2017Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2017Libros Mutantes 2017Prints And Multiples Festival 2017Odds And Ends Art Book Fair 2016New York Art Book Fair 2016Toronto Art Book Fair 2016Prints And Multiples Festival 2016Odds And Ends Art Book Fair 2015New York Art Book Fair 2015Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2015Odds And Ends Art Book Fair 2014New York Art Book Fair 2014
Shipping Notes:Purchases ship on a bi-weekly schedule on the first and third mondays due to self-fulfillment. This is due to volume and scheduling.We ain't Amazon Prime, but DANG if we ain't tryin :*)Zines are mailed in stay-flat mailers.Prints are mailed in stay-flats (letter) and mailer tubes (tabloid).We ship via USPS Media Mail in the US.International shipping is slow and expensive, sorry!NYC local pick-up is an option!Unfortunately we cannot process returns.If you have problems or questions with your order, please do contact us; we want to make sure everyone feels satisfied with their orders.