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Pandemic Books Fundraising Editions

By Guest Entry | filed in Staff, Community Collaboration

Posted on July 09, 2020 | Updated July 10, 2020, 7:55AM

Each week, a new run of unique public-domain, open-copyright, or "orphaned work" books from Publication Studio Vancouver will benefit organizations serving Vancouver's most vulnerable people.

Publication Studio Vancouver, an artist-run publisher, is making unique small editions of books to benefit organizations serving some of Vancouver's most vulnerable people during the pandemic. These attractive editions are loose facsimiles of public domain, open-copyright, and orphaned works, using materials left over from our original print-on-demand publications.

Publication Studio Vancouver was founded by Kay Higgins and Kathy Slade in 2010, and uses a combination of by-hand and print-on-demand methods to create books with artists and writers they admire, as well as reviving less-appreciated out-of-print work, and inexpensive hardcopy editions of public documents. In the Pandemic Book project, they are creating very short runs of books they've not produced before, and likely will not make again. Any profit from their sale is donated to organizations mainly serving Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

New books appear weekly on Friday or Saturday on bookmachine.ca and on Instagram at @psvancouver. Copies are nominally priced at $10 + shipping, and are lovingly produced in Publication Studio Vancouver's secret-location Vancouver studio.

Contact: Kay Higgins | kayhiggins@ecuad.ca