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'''Mobilivre-Bookmobile''' was an annual touring library and exhibition of [[zine]]s, artists' books and independent publications.
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'''Mobilivre-Bookmobile''' was an annual touring library/gallery/ and exhibition of [[zine]]s, artists' books and independent publications.
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Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., for five years, from 2001 till 2006, the Mobilivre-Bookmobile toured North America in a 1959 Airstream mobile home that had been reconverted into a library and reading room, stopping at zine festivals, art galleries, libraries and community centers and opening its doors for anyone who wanted to read for free.  
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Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., for five years, from 2001 till 2006, the Mobilivre-Bookmobile commenced on a [[zine tour]] across North America in a 1959 Airstream mobile trailer that had been reconverted into a library and reading room, stopping at zine festivals, artist-run centers, schools, libraries, and community centers and opening its doors for anyone who wanted to read for free.  
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The Projet Mobilivre-Bookmobile Project was run by the Bookmobile Collective, a group of volunteers made up of North American artists and community activists. At their stops across North America, they would give workshops on such subjects as book-making and book binding, artists' talks, and educational forums on a community level. . Their goal was to fuse artistic production with political [[activism]] and community organising. Each year they would select from submissions the publications that they would take on tour, ensuring a wide selection from the worlds of zine publishing, artists' books and independently released projects.
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The Projet Mobilivre-Bookmobile Project was run by the Bookmobile Collective, a group of volunteers made up of North American artists and community [[activist]]s. Members included Leila Pourtavaf and [[Ginger Brooks Takahashi]], among many others. Each tour was accompanied by three Tour Guides who, during their stops across North America, would give workshops on such subjects as zine-making, book-making, flip books, accordian books, and book binding, as well as artists' talks, and educational forums on a community level. Their goal was to fuse artistic production with political activism and community organising. Each year they would select from submissions the publications that they would then take on tour, ensuring a wide selection from the worlds of zine publishing, artists' books, one-of-a-kind creations  and independently released projects.
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The Airstream would be pulled up to the curb and parked, its doors opened, and 1950's style lawn chairs and a revolving magazine rack set up outside, welcoming casual visitors and planned group visits alike to read the collection.
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*[http://grrrlzines.net/fotos/bookmobile.htm Mobilivre-Bookmobile at the Underground Publishing Conference in Bowling Green, Ohio in 2002]
*[http://grrrlzines.net/fotos/bookmobile.htm Mobilivre-Bookmobile at the Underground Publishing Conference in Bowling Green, Ohio in 2002]
*[http://grrrlzines.net/fotos/bookmobilesd.htm Mobilivre-Bookmobile in San Diego, California in 2002]
*[http://grrrlzines.net/fotos/bookmobilesd.htm Mobilivre-Bookmobile in San Diego, California in 2002]
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*[http://www.artnet.com/Galleries/Artwork_Detail.asp?G=&gid=726107&which=&ViewArtistBy=&aid=425218659&wid=425675830&source=artist&rta=http://www.artnet.com Ginger Brooks Takahashi's documentation of the Mobilivre Bookmobile  project]
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*[http://www.uwm.edu/Library/special/currentevents/bookmobile/bookmobile.htm Mobilivre-Bookmobile visits to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2003 and 2005]
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*[http://www.forcesavenir.qc.ca/en/universitaire/finaliste_view/1552 Video interview with Mobilivre-Bookmobile Collective member Leila Pourtavaf]
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*[http://www.truthserum.org/media/2004.05.20_bostonglobe.html The origins of projet Mobilivre Bookmobile project]
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[[Category:Zine Library]] [[Category:Event]] [[Category:Zine Tour]]

Revision as of 18:37, 8 March 2010

Mobilivre-Bookmobile was an annual touring library/gallery/ and exhibition of zines, artists' books and independent publications.

Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., for five years, from 2001 till 2006, the Mobilivre-Bookmobile commenced on a zine tour across North America in a 1959 Airstream mobile trailer that had been reconverted into a library and reading room, stopping at zine festivals, artist-run centers, schools, libraries, and community centers and opening its doors for anyone who wanted to read for free.

The Projet Mobilivre-Bookmobile Project was run by the Bookmobile Collective, a group of volunteers made up of North American artists and community activists. Members included Leila Pourtavaf and Ginger Brooks Takahashi, among many others. Each tour was accompanied by three Tour Guides who, during their stops across North America, would give workshops on such subjects as zine-making, book-making, flip books, accordian books, and book binding, as well as artists' talks, and educational forums on a community level. Their goal was to fuse artistic production with political activism and community organising. Each year they would select from submissions the publications that they would then take on tour, ensuring a wide selection from the worlds of zine publishing, artists' books, one-of-a-kind creations and independently released projects.

The Airstream would be pulled up to the curb and parked, its doors opened, and 1950's style lawn chairs and a revolving magazine rack set up outside, welcoming casual visitors and planned group visits alike to read the collection.

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