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Book Stand Launches

An online art book store with indie appeal

book stand!

Print is dead.

It’s a proclamation you’ll never hear from us. (We’ve been hooked on phonics since our Pat the Bunny days.)

Art director/filmmaker Claire Cottrell feels the same way; in her downtime, she designed Book Stand, an online shop specializing in limited-run, hard-to-acquire art tomes.

Visitors expecting the usual genres (biography/fiction/mystery) will be sorely disappointed. Instead, Cottrell catalogs her stock according to whimsical themes like Dreamlands, Shades of Pink, Sweet Earth, and Food Design (we scored a book on Japanese butter art). There are also infinitely browseable subsections of zines, vintage books, and (coming soon) films.

For the e-tail averse, Cottrell is launching several curated store-within-a-store book stands at TBA locations around town next month.

Sounds like a novel idea.

Available at artbookstand.com, $10 and up, plus shipping.

Photos: Courtesy of Book Stand