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XALPHABET / 26 Xs by 26 Artists
X by Harsh Patel

26 artists, designers and writers have been invited to contribute an X.
A new X will be released every week between July and December 2011.
The individual prints will be for sale throughout the project for £15 with
sales going towards funding future projects at X Marks the Bökship.

Tuesday 26 July 2011, 7pm

Film Screening: Plenty 9: Bouvier and Prusakova
Marya Alford, USA, 2005, 16mm, colour, sound, 25 minutes

A beautiful, simple, and moving film that subtly parallels the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy and Marina Oswald. The narration is drawn from Marina’s testimony to the Warren Commission; visually, the film is composed of shots of pink cherry blossoms against a blue sky.

PLENTY is a free monthly screening series selected by Mark Webber. It forms part of the “Brief Habits” programme curated by Shama Khanna.

FREE Admission
Doors 7pm, screening 7.30pm

Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm

Book Launch: John Maus and the Truth of Pop / Published by Precinct

Precinct invites you to the launch of ‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop with a talk by writer Adam Harper.

John Maus is one of the most intriguing artists in the millennial wave of lo-fi pop, assembling his unique and intimate language from synth pop, disco, baroque classical and church music. Yet Maus’s work is much more than another exercise in retroist hybridity, and his overtures on truth and love are, upon further listening, no mere ironic posturing. Does Maus have something to teach us about arriving at the truth through personal musical expression, or is he on a doomed Romantic adventure? Has he really discovered Heaven – and can he take us there?

‘Heaven is Real’: John Maus and the Truth of Pop by Adam Harper and designed by Wayne Daly is the first publication from Precinct, a micro-press which publishes books on art, design, writing, music and their allied activities.
Price: £5 / €6 / $8

Thursday 28 July, 8pm

The Erotic Book Club

At X Marks the Bökship
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd
London E2 9NQ

Also this week:
Arnaud Desjardin presents: BACK CATALOGUE EVENTS at Bloomberg Space

Friday 29th ­July, 6pm -7.30pm  – Evening Discussion
Clive Phillpot, Eleanor Vonne Brown and Arnaud Desjardin will discuss the past
and future of Artist¹s publishing, Chaired by Sacha Craddock.
Free, but booking advised at

Saturday 30th July, 11.00 – 5.00pm – One Day Event
One DAY Event at Bloomberg SPACE will provide a platform for the display,
reading, exchanging and distributing of publications. The social aspect of the dissemination of artist¹s books is an often overlooked aspect of the reality of artists publishing. This event will provide a setting where presentations and exchanges can take place. A variety of people; publishers, librarians, collectors, artists and curators involved in artists publishing will attend. A catalogue of the publications on display will be produced as a memento mori of the event.
Publishers include
: The Everyday Press, Occasional Papers, Dent-De-Leone, Information as Material, Fraser Muggeridge Studio, Ella Finer, Roland Brauchli, The Vanity Press, Sara Mackillop, A Circular, The Coelacanth Press, X Marks the Bökship and others. Events include a performance by Ella Finer 12.30 & launch of new book ‘Faded Paper’ by Sara MacKillop at 4pm.

At Bloomberg Space
50 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1HD

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July 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm

What’s happening at the Bökship this week and some other things…

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Tuesday 5 July, 7pm
Towards a Physiological Novel
#8. ONEIRON (or how a dream machine works exactly)
Speaker: Mark Von Schlegell
Last talk of Sidsel’s excellent talk series.

Thursday 7 July, 6pm
Book launch: Touching Relating Dividing by Thomas Müller
Bökship neighbours IMT gallery join together with The Centre for Recent Drawing to present this monograph of the German artist Thomas Müller

Saturday 9 July, 6pm
Book Launch: Trip by Laura Braun
London to Lisbon and back, November 2007 – June 2008.
Many photographs have been taken on road trips, pictures of the towns and landscapes passed through without the pretense of a deeper analysis of them; images that tell not so much of the places visited as of the experience of being on the road. ’Trip’ is another collection of impressions of a journey.

……Elsewhere this week:

Tuesday 5 July, 6.30 – 9pm
Future Orientation
The Showroom
A Book Works touring exhibition in five parts.,521

Wednesday 6 July, 7pm
Performance as Publishing
South London Gallery
This festival across a number of spaces in the SLG investigates the shifting relations between performance practice and discourse, events and writing, exploring the work of artists who use existing text as the base for their performance.

Thursday 7 July, 3 – 5pm

Introduction to AND Public
Byam Shaw Library
2 Elthorne Road
London N 19 4AG

AND Public is a print-on-demand platform, where you can create, display and sell your publishing projects online.
Please join us for an introductory discussion and workshop

How it works
1. You develop your book – we give you tips.
2. You decide which print-on-demand service is right.
3. You upload your pdf to the printer’s online server.
4. The printer will process, print, bind and ship to you.
5. We’ll display and sell online and at X Marks the Bökship.

To reserve a place, please get in contact at

Classes at X Marks the Bökship

Thursday 14 July, 7pm
How to Publish Your Own Book
School of Everything at X Marks the Bökship
Ticketed Talk – Book through School of Everything

Saturday 16 July, 2 – 5pm
Book Binding Workshop
10 places available, price £10
For more information and to book a place email

X Marks the Bökship
210/ Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ
New shop online

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July 4, 2011 at 6:06 am

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June 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

LCC TALK / COLLAPSE / 4th March 2011

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March 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

Bökship reopens end of January 2011

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The Bökship will be closed now until the end of January when it will be opening with a new program of talks, exhibitions and publishing projects. Join us at the PA/PER VIEW art book fair on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January 2011. Thanks for all your support in 2010. Happy New Year.

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December 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Temporary shop and reading archive at ‘The Composing Rooms’

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The Composing Rooms;
42 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London.
Exhibition runs 7th – 13th October 2010

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October 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Translation and Verbal Mutation FormContent Friday 28th May

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Translation and Verbal Mutation Friday 28th May

7.30pm – 9pm FormContent, 51–63 Ridley Road,London E8 2NP

This live event on Translation and Verbal Mutation will be set up and recorded on the evening for a Formcontent audio podcast. Punctuated with texts, performance, sound and converstation by artists and writers experimenting with language and its parameters. Guests include ”              “[sic] Tim Goldie, Ruth Beale, Patrick Coyle, Jennifer Hirons, Wojciech Kosma, Pablo Larios, Rebecca Page, Jacob Dahl Jurgensen, Janine Harrington. Hosted by Eleanor Vonne Brown from X marks the Bokship.

This evening is part of the FormContent exhibition HaVE A LoOk! HAve a Look!

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May 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

X Marks the Bökship / Donlon Books

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October 22, 2009 at 11:11 am


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Saturday 25th  – Sunday 26th July
X-Raydio at Port Eliot Literary Festival, Cornwall

Lucy Woodhouse and Eleanor Brown present X-Raydio as part of the Boathouse artist projects at the festival over the weekend. Live hijackings,  pirated recordings, the ABC of piracy and recordings by Bökship poet in resident Nick Santos Pedro.



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July 20, 2009 at 10:36 am

Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

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X marks the Bökship is showing a selection of publications at the Nassauischer Kunstverein, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The Chips are Down
By Juliet Blightman

Edited by Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams

The Flesh
Issue 2

The Coelacanth Journal
Issue 2: Hysteria

By Andrea Brady

Rehearsing Realities
Published by FormContent

Edited by Michalis Pichler

The Mock
Edited by Francesco Pedragalio

When I say I believe in Women
Edited by Emily Critchley

Control: Meeting of Minds
By Stephen Willats

IRP (Impulsive Random Platform)
Issue 6
Amongst other Things
By Harvey T. Birdman

Tutu Muse
By Marianne Morris

Poems to read on the bus,…
By Kevin Clarke

Mittlere Körnung
Edited by Tatiana Echeveri Fernandez

Off Modern
Issue 1

In Other Words
By Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath

A3 (Last Night I Painted this in my Sleep)
By Daniel Lehan

AA Catalogue
Published by Bedford Press

JAAR 1.3 (Journal of Art and Religion)
Edited by Josh Young

The Coelacanth Journal
Issue 1: The Order of Things

Your Guilt if a Miracle
By Ryan Dobran

Selected Infections
By Waldemar Pranckiewicz

Catalogue for Sarah Mackillop and Sean Edwards

Eyes Monthly
Published by Bad Press

Does the concern for others stem from the concern for the self?
By Adam Burton


Also showing as part of the Alphabets by Artist series: Flag Alphabet by Jacob Dahl Jürgensen. This Alphabet will be showing in the Bokship in London in July 2009.

Thank you to Elke Gruhn and Katharina Klara Jung

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May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm