One Thousand Books
NOTE: One Thousand Books now has a dedicated website – onethousandbooks.org. Please visit here for the extensive archive of 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 edition.
One Thousand Books is an Art Book Festival based in Copenhagen organised by Lodret Vandret. The two first years 28 independent publishers from all of Northern Europe met up in a supermarket in Copenhagen to sell books, greet their audience face to face and to share ideas and strategies with one another. The isles of the supermarket acted as a visual and conceptual backdrop as the art books were sold alongside everyday groceries, to bibliophiles and the unexpecting shopper alike.
One Thousand Books 2016 featured a free and open to the public one-day seminar, a group exhibition curated by 13 participating publishers, a book fair on the opening weekend and networking events.
The aim of One Thousand Books is to showcase books as accessible yet elaborate art objects and to serve as a platform where actors in the field of book making can meet, connect and share ideas and perspectives on current issues in the frame of publishing, editing and exhibiting books.