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Issue #2

Off The Press: The Art Book Directory is a curated selection of the latest art publications from around the country, presented as a free pick-up guide and electronic directory.

The first edition of Off the Press was launched during Artweek 2018, and can be viewed as a digital version here.

The second edition launches during Artweek 2019 and will promote books, monographs, zines and catalogues. It will feature over 50 recently published editions listed with images and descriptions. A directory of arts publishers in New Zealand will also be included in the publication.

The printed editions of Off The Press will be produced on our traditional offset press at Soar Print and copies will be offered free to galleries, public and school libraries and arts education organisations throughout New Zealand.

With only a few specialist booksellers remaining in this country and little in the way of an online presence, there’s a real need for a guide like Off The Press to catalogue these works. We hope you find this as a useful reference and seed database for published books as art objects, books as exhibition catalogues, monographs, photo-books, design books, journals and zines in Aotearoa, New Zealand.