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. Want more info? 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, Melon, Red, Fluorescent Pink, Cornflower, Blue, Violet, Green, Copper, and Black.
Artist Hours:We offer press-time and private tutorials on Risograph printing for artist production (by appointment). For more info, check out our artists-visit page txtbooks.us/visit
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
Stockists: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) Family Books (US/LA)
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, Rose Wong, Diane Zhou
Fairs, Past & Future:8-Ball Zines 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 Notes:We ship everything ourselves on a bi-weekly schedule on the first and third fridays to cut down on post-office runs and group the shipping labor.Unfortunately we do not have the personnel nor will to match amazon-speed order fulfillment (we are a small team.)Please build this into your order expectations.We ship via USPS Media Mail in the US.International shipping is slow and expensive, sorry!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.