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An eclectic collection of innovative and traditional artists' books, fine press books & ephemera.

Another Room Book Arts sells artists' books and fine press books mostly by artists from the United States and from Europe (a few are from South America and Canada). The books range from the traditional to the more conceptual and have an assortment of prices from a few dollars on up. Another Room sells privately, at book fairs, and through select Bay Area locations. Please contact us for more information.


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April 2nd, 2013



   Sometime in the early 1930s, Joseph Cornell came upon the Journal d’Agriculture Practique (Volume 21, 1911), a voluminous handbook of advice for farmers.
   Over time Cornell altered and reinvented many of the pages in the Journal. He inserted collages, photomontages, and occasional drawings; he crossed out words in the text and made French puns with others.
   “The fragile volume, discovered in Cornell’s basement studio by the curator Walter Hopps after the artist’s death, languished at the Smithsonian for more than 20 years before wending its way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Kept under glass, it was almost impossible to examine beyond the single spread on display. Now, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum, 60 pages have been reproduced in an abridged facsimile edition and packaged together with a collection of essays compiled by the project’s editors, Analisa Leppanen-Guerra and Dickran Tashjian. An interactive CD of the entire work – all 844 pages – with pop-up footnotes explaining in even more detail the references, materials and Cornell’s methods, completes the set.” (Julie Bloom, review of Joseph Cornell’s Manual of Marvels, NY Times, 11-20-2012)

Dickran Tashjian, emeritus chair, Department of Art History, UC Irvine, is also the author of Joseph Cornell: Gifts of DesireA Boatload of Madmen: Surrealism and the American Avant-Garde 1920-1950, and Skyscraper Primitives: Dada and the American Avant-Garde, 1910-1925.

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore   

2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA        510 704-8222

January 3rd, 2013



Emily Marks,

Thread Loves Paper,

Contemporary Artist Books

Saturday, Jan. 19

4 pm, Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore 

Thread Loves PaperContemporary Artist Books.Twenty-five contemporary book artists who explore possibilities

with thread  in their work.


Created and published by Emily Marks, a Bay Area artist and writer,

Thread Loves Paper shows these artists’ works in full-color

photographs and includes work by Macy Chadwick, Marie Dern,

Carol Barton, and Luz Marina Ruiz.


On Saturday, January, 19, 4 pm, Emily will explain how she got the idea,

contacted the artists and self-published this beautiful book.  Joining her will be

Adele Crawford, and Michelle Wilson, two artists featured in this book,

who will show and discuss their work represented in Thread Loves Paper.


Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley,

(510) 704-8222,

January 30th, 2012


Marie Dern

Tree Heart / True Heart, Kay Ryan

Marie Dern will discuss Jungle Garden Press (begun in 1974) and Red Berry Editions (started with Jane Downs in 2008) with a sale to follow the talk.

Saturday, February 11, 2:00 pm, Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
2904 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

Through Jungle Garden Press, Dern makes and publishes fine artists’ books as a letter press printer, book binder, and collaborator with poets and artists. She will present her recent work  Not an Exit by Bill Berkson (edition of fifty copies) which she letter press printed and bound; and “Tree Heart/True Heart,” a letterpress-printed broadside of the poem by Kay Ryan (edition of thirty copies), with whom she’s collaborated many times.  Dern will share and discuss other work as well.

Red Berry Editions publishes work (from design to editing) by writers and visual arts in the form of trade books, art catalogues, chapbooks and deluxe books.

Select work from Jungle Garden Press and Red Berry Editions will be for sale after the event.

February 13th, 2011

Swiss book arts show, Basel Book Arts, at Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts in Berkeley, will be up until Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.  2904 College Ave., Berkeley, CA.

A show of contemporary fine press books and prints from Basel, Switzerland

Contemporary book and print works from printers,

typographers and graphic designers in Basel, Switzerland.

Megan Adie

Christof Buchwalder

Florian Dammeyer

Marcel Göhring

Romano Hänni

Felicitas Wernli

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