The Serving Library produces an eclectic cultural journal of mostly new writing in distinct online and print formats. These discrete texts, or “bulletins,” are released simultaneously on this website, where they can be downloaded for free as PDFs, and in print every autumn.
Each new batch is assembled around a loose theme for an international audience of designers, artists, writers, and researchers. Previous themes include Time, Pedagogy, Typography, Psychedelia, Germany, Fashion, Numbers, Mediums, Sports, Redux, Color, Perspective, Public Fiction, Translation, and Codice Ovvio [Obvious Code].
The upcoming issue, Objects, due to launch in October 2020, is entirely dedicated to The Serving Library collection of (nearly) 100 (mostly) framed Objects. It is produced in tandem with our long-term residency at 019 in Ghent and will function as a catalog for the collection's semi-permanent display there.
The Serving Library Annual is now published by Roma Publications and distributed by Idea Books. All available back issues of the journal and its predecessors are available at Motto Books and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It is also available for purchase in print from this website, either as single issues or on a subscription basis.