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.
Contract Printing:We sometimes print projects for those in need. Please read through our printing FAQ before e-mailing 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, Melon, Fluorescent Orange, Red, Raspberry, Fluorescent Pink, Cornflower, Blue, Violet, Seafoam, Green, Hunter Green, Copper, and Black.
Gallery:A collection of projects produced during artist visits, workshops, and contracted print jobs can be found at txtbooks.us/gallery
Resources:A collection of writings, walkthroughs, templates, and other offerings from us can be found at txtbooks.us/resources
Current Stockists:Printed Matter (New York, New York)Desert Island (Brooklyn, New York)SSHH (New York, New York)McNally Jackson Books (New York, New York)Draw-Down (Connecticut, USA) Actual Source (Utah, USA)Cold Soup Zines/Nice Price, Jr. (North Caroline, USA)The Beguiling (Toronto, Canada)Red Emma's (Baltimore, Maryland)Ti Pi Tin (United Kingdom) Family Bookstore (Los Angeles, California)Needles & Pens (San Francisco, California)
All-Time Collaborators:Aarati Akkapedi, Anibal Bley, Bailey Blaisedell, Edwin Beauchamp (EDAU), Ryan Carson, Colorama, Caroline David, Steph Davidson, Simon DeFeo, Mike Devine, Francesca DeMusz, Ben DuVall, Alexander Orange Drink, Lily Elfriedes, Laura-Eve Engel, Jackson Epstein, Logan Fitzpatrick, Ken Griffen, Linda Zeb Hang (FIST), Mike Hinson, Anika Jade, Matthew James-Wilson, Megan Manowitz, Paige Mehrer, Annie Paradis, Haejin Park, Maddy Rojas, Sean Suchara, Arjun Ram Srivatsa, Jonathan Vingiano, Kiki Volkert, Nick Weltyk, Steven Williams, Jacob Winans, Rose Wong, Diane Zhou and more soon ;)
Fairs, Past & Future:Brooklyn Art Book Fair (June 2019)TCAF (May 2019)Los Angeles Art Book Fair (April 2019)8-Ball Zine Fair #14 Odds And Ends 2018 Comic Arts Brooklyn 2018New York Art Book Fair 20188-Ball Zine Fair #13Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2018Miss Read Berlin 2018Snail Farm And Friends #2, 2017Comic Arts Brooklyn 2017Forge Presents: Reading Rainbow Poetry Festival 2017Odds And Ends Art Book Fair 2017New York Art Book Fair 2017Zine Dream 20178-Ball Zine Fair 11, 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
Wholesale:Yes, we do wholesale! If you are interested in stocking any of our zines please reach out and we can arrange.
Shipping Schedule and Fulfillment Notes:We ship orders bi-weekly; the first and third week of every month. Please plan accordingly! Unfortunately we do not have the ability to meet the expectation of amazon-speed order fulfillment. We are a small team trying to make this happen. We might make a mistake on your order. Please email us if this is the case. We will try to make it right. Thanks for understanding!
Shipping Methods:We ship via USPS Media Mail in the US.International shipping is slow and expensive, as you probably know.NYC local pick-up is an option, but please email to arrange beforehand.
Packaging Notes:Zines are mailed in stay-flat mailers.Prints are mailed in stay-flats (letter) and mailer tubes (tabloid).
Returns: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.
Time and Funding:TXTbooks is a full-time side project and is funded in part by small printing jobs, in part by zine sales and wholesale, but mostly through personal funding from member's other more stable jobs. We kind of offset everything. We are trying our best.
Internships:We do not offer internships at this time and currently do not plan to do so. If you are interested in learning more about running a publishing project of this nature, please feel free to email us or come by our studio and say hi! We are always happy to chat and share any insight into this realm, give tips on starting your own project, or share any resources that may be available.