Aug 18, 2010

shelved by ROBERT GOOD

Artist Robert Good will create an exciting new installation at Plurabelle Bookshop in September. Robert, who is studying for a Master of Fine Art degree at Anglia Ruskin University, says:

“I am interested in the way in which knowledge and ideas change over time. Old books are a fascinating store of information that is gradually sinking into history.

Plurabelle’s is an Aladdin’s cave, full to overflowing with books. Books sit patiently on the bookshelves like abandoned pets, hoping for a new owner. And, like our favourite pets, they may become a little aged and dog-eared but when found a new home are guaranteed to charm and please.

So this project will be a great opportunity for me to explore Plurabelle’s further and try to bring some of their books back to life. I’m hoping to create something that will surprise the passing browser – a pause for thought on their way through the scores of shelves. And there will be an air of celebration, too, of the pleasure that books give.

Finally, I will be looking to add a little humour to the occasion. Exactly how (and if!) I shall achieve all this remains to be seen, as I shall be very much responding to what I find, but I am looking forward to the challenge!”

come along and enjoy a glass of vine and nibbles while talking to the artist and finding out about his work. there is also a free book waiting for you from our rummage selection!

Aug 17, 2010

Reshetnikov apology

Irina, our "new" cataloguer for russian books has found this lovely note...