What is Bruna Press?
Bruna Press is a new independent, artist-run publishing house specializing in works at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental writing.
What does Bruna Press publish?
Artist books, translated works, reprints, and ephemera, among other media for adults and young readers.
What is the editorial program of the press?
The press takes inspiration from the possibilities of fusion, inclusion, interrogation, and paradox and activates printed matter for the reflection and expansion of entangled discourses. It seeks to be a home for unanticipated narratives, misfit questions, and perspectives which remain unsung and unclaimed, disregarded or omitted, glimpsed, yet still barely expressed. It hopes to give voice and vision to the implicit, the hybrid, and the heterogeneous, to blur limits in the realms of art, language, and knowledge.
WHERE IS THE PRESS?
It is located at 221 Prospect Street in the arts district of Bellingham, Washington.
WHAT IS BRUNA PRESS ARCHIVE?
The Bruna Press Archive (BPA) houses a community reading room that invites intimate, idiosyncratic experiences with books, magazines, and other media. It features over one thousand titles ranging from rare, one-of-a-kind artist-made books to academic and philosophical volumes, poetry chapbooks, video art works, and vinyl LPs, among other formats. As a collection sited in a semi-public space, the archive is set up to encourage both personal and collective discussions and explorations inspired by the creative, experimental, and rigorous nature of its content. BPA will also host events in the form of artist talks, screenings, readings, performances, publication launches, as well as reading and writing groups. The archive is open to all visitors free of charge during posted events and by appointment. Open hours will be posted in fall 2017.
Bruna Press + Archive wishes to recognize that its work and activities take place on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, and, in particular, the Lummi and Nooksack nations.