LUMINOUS BOOKS

Itinerant book project focusing on fiction, philosophy, art and curiosities.

Visit our bookshop at:

Lethaby Gallery
Central Saint Martins College of Art&Design
1 Granary Square
London
N1C 4AA

Open:
Thurs & Fri 1-6pm & Sat 12 -5pm

www.luminousbooks.co.uk

Mar 6
Happy World Book Day! Go forth and show some love to your local independent! #londonbookshopmap (at Luminous Books)

Happy World Book Day! Go forth and show some love to your local independent! #londonbookshopmap (at Luminous Books)


Feb 27
Vintage typography books just added to the selection at Luminous! Thanks to McHardy Rare Books for the rare treats!  (at Luminous Books)

Vintage typography books just added to the selection at Luminous! Thanks to McHardy Rare Books for the rare treats! (at Luminous Books)


A Poster Project (2012) by Jonathan Monk. Part of the @bookworksuk publisher showcase at Luminous until April 12th!  (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

A Poster Project (2012) by Jonathan Monk. Part of the @bookworksuk publisher showcase at Luminous until April 12th! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)


Feb 25

Graphics Handbook
Ken Garland, 1966


So many beautiful new publications in stock I don’t know where to look first! Thanks to @bookworksuk #anagrambooks @antennebooks for their curated displays! Come check out the collection at Luminous until April 12th! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

So many beautiful new publications in stock I don’t know where to look first! Thanks to @bookworksuk #anagrambooks @antennebooks for their curated displays! Come check out the collection at Luminous until April 12th! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)


Feb 22
Part of the Book Works showcase at Luminous 25th February - 12th April! @bookworksuk  (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

Part of the Book Works showcase at Luminous 25th February - 12th April! @bookworksuk (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)


Feb 21
Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice

Over the next month we are excited to be joined at Luminous Books by a special collection from Anagram Books, a guest shelf from Antenne Books and a showcase of publications from Book Works alongside the exhibition: Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice opening this Tuesday 6-8pm at the Lethaby Gallery.

The exhibition explores the rich history of lettering through a selection of key historic books and manuscripts from the College’s museum and study collection and central lettering record. 
Also on display will be work by Central Saint Martin’s alumni, showing the influence of the past on emerging practice. Featured designers include Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Catherine Dixon, Derek Birdsall, Ken Garland, Phil Baines, Jeremy Tankard, Ed Wright and Anthony Froshaug.
The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Phil Baines and staff from the museum and study collection.

25th February - 12th April 2014

Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturdays: 12 – 4pm

Entry is free, just turn up.

This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Monotype.

Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice

Over the next month we are excited to be joined at Luminous Books by a special collection from Anagram Books, a guest shelf from Antenne Books and a showcase of publications from Book Works alongside the exhibition: Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice opening this Tuesday 6-8pm at the Lethaby Gallery.

The exhibition explores the rich history of lettering through a selection of key historic books and manuscripts from the College’s museum and study collection and central lettering record.

Also on display will be work by Central Saint Martin’s alumni, showing the influence of the past on emerging practice. Featured designers include Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Catherine Dixon, Derek Birdsall, Ken Garland, Phil Baines, Jeremy Tankard, Ed Wright and Anthony Froshaug.

The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Phil Baines and staff from the museum and study collection.

25th February - 12th April 2014

Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturdays: 12 – 4pm

Entry is free, just turn up.

This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Monotype.


Anagram Books at Luminous Books
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
25th February - 12th April 2014

We are very happy to welcome independent distribution company Anagram Books to Luminous with a selection of art and design titles responding to the idea of typography and its use in artists books. 

This specially selected collection accompanies the exhibition Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice at the Lethaby Gallery 25th February - 12th April 2014. Join us for the opening this Tuesday 25th February 6-8pm at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. 

Anagram will present a selection of books from Valiz, MER Paper Kunsthalle, Onomatopee, Argobooks, The Everyday Press, GwinZegal, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Spector Books.

Anagram Books is a new independent distribution company set up by former CSM student Adeline Mannarini in 2012. We carry a list of publishers specializing in contemporary art books, photography, theory, architecture & design. Anagram Books is based in the UK and we distribute internationally to specialist shops, galleries, museums, as well as smaller pop up stores and art spaces. 

www.anagrambooks.com

Anagram Books at Luminous Books
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
25th February - 12th April 2014

We are very happy to welcome independent distribution company Anagram Books to Luminous with a selection of art and design titles responding to the idea of typography and its use in artists books.

This specially selected collection accompanies the exhibition Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice at the Lethaby Gallery 25th February - 12th April 2014. Join us for the opening this Tuesday 25th February 6-8pm at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Anagram will present a selection of books from Valiz, MER Paper Kunsthalle, Onomatopee, Argobooks, The Everyday Press, GwinZegal, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Spector Books.

Anagram Books is a new independent distribution company set up by former CSM student Adeline Mannarini in 2012. We carry a list of publishers specializing in contemporary art books, photography, theory, architecture & design. Anagram Books is based in the UK and we distribute internationally to specialist shops, galleries, museums, as well as smaller pop up stores and art spaces.

www.anagrambooks.com


Book Works at Luminous Books
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
25th February - 12th April 2014

This month at Luminous we are delighted to host a showcase of publications by London based independent art publisher: Book Works.

The collection will include artists’ books, special editions and out of print rarities by Laure Prouvost, Michèle Bernstein, Deborah Levy, Jonathan Monk, Susan Hiller, Dora García, Jeremy Deller and more.

Established in 1984, Book Works is an art commissioning organisation specialising in artists’ books, spoken word and printed matter. We are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists, and our projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects. Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in binding, box-making and multiples.

Our activities include publishing, a lecture and seminar programme, exhibitions, the development of an on-line archive, and artists’ surgeries and workshops held by both the publishing department and the studio.

www.bookworks.org.uk

Book Works at Luminous Books
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
25th February - 12th April 2014

This month at Luminous we are delighted to host a showcase of publications by London based independent art publisher: Book Works.

The collection will include artists’ books, special editions and out of print rarities by Laure Prouvost, Michèle Bernstein, Deborah Levy, Jonathan Monk, Susan Hiller, Dora García, Jeremy Deller and more.

Established in 1984, Book Works is an art commissioning organisation specialising in artists’ books, spoken word and printed matter. We are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists, and our projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects. Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in binding, box-making and multiples.

Our activities include publishing, a lecture and seminar programme, exhibitions, the development of an on-line archive, and artists’ surgeries and workshops held by both the publishing department and the studio.

www.bookworks.org.uk


Feb 20
Posters from fellow intersecting circle lover  @jimverburg on display at Luminous Books alongside copies of O/ By Jim Verburg while stocks last! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

Posters from fellow intersecting circle lover @jimverburg on display at Luminous Books alongside copies of O/ By Jim Verburg while stocks last! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)