Books and Other Matters

After 8 Books publishes books, and sometimes other kinds of objects. Promoting, circulating and discussing contemporary book practices, After 8 Books deals with the pragmatics and poetics of publishing. We develop projects with artists, graphic designers, writers, editors, with intellectual as well as sentimental attention.

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After 8 Books édite des livres et, occasionnellement, des éditions d’artistes. Alors que l’échange de données et la disponibilité sans limites de toute création semblent être devenues des évidences, After 8 Books prend le parti d’une forme de minutie et d’attention, en travaillant sur des projets répondant à une nécessité autant intellectuelle que sentimentale.


D’l’or est une suite de poèmes, le premier livre de Rosanna Puyol Boralevi, également fondatrice de la maison d’édition Brook. Un texte qui parle de la traduction comme d’un aller-retour plutôt que comme d'un…

JACOBY, Cooper
How do I survive?

After 8 Books is pleased to present a new publication: How do I survive?, an artists’ book by Cooper Jacoby!

How do I survive? was written with machines over the course of a year. I say ‘with,’…

KASPAR, Tobias
New Address II. Stereotypical Artist

What is an artists’ life made of? From the home to the studio, from the studio to the gallery, from one exhibition to the next, from one place to another – a suite of moves and a list of addresses. Tobias Kaspar’s work…

HOY, Estelle
saké blue. Selected Writings

Can critical thinking spring from both a fortune cookie and Jacques Lacan’s most obscure seminar footnote? Estelle Hoy says yes. In saké blue, overpriced cheesecakes are the starting point for an essay…

Dispersed Events. Selected Writings

Dispersed Events brings together for the first time Nick Mauss’ essays from the last fifteen years. Shimmering with the urgency of a new generation of queer thinkers, Mauss’ writing refracts contemporary art through…

Je suis Jessica, dis-je | I say, I am Jessica

Les poèmes qui composent ce livre forment un portrait prismatique qui renvoie vers l’extérieur un faisceau d’apparences, les traits d’un visage changeant, saisis dans une forme d’écriture brève et instantanée.


Few Recipes For Tired People

Few Recipes For Tired People is the first volume of a cookbook series, organized by Monika Janulevičiūtė and Noah Brehmer. This booklet contains 10 tried and tested meal and snack ideas that are easy to shop for,…

GLÜCK, Robert; KOMATER, Chris
Ten Illustrations for “The Fall of the House of Usher” by E. A. Poe

The guest sits on his brown mare with his back to us so we look through his eyes at the blind windows and rank sedges and the coming on of twilight and season.

Published on the occasion of Robert Glück’s…

Les Voies du Paradis

Les Voies du Paradis rassemble ce qui subsiste d’une œuvre perdue : les seules notes de bas de page d’un texte manquant, laissées par un chercheur après son décès et éditées par Peter Cornell. Ces notes et leurs…

MADDEN, Aodhan
Nanoparticles. One situation, some scenes – Presage Pamphlet Series

In this theater play, Aodhan explores what happens between bodies, stones, painkillers, bread, and nanoparticles.

Some men are trapped in a four-sided nowhere, a seemingly closed and eternal system, and they try…

WILLIAMS, Angharad

Welcome to the world, Eraser! We are proudly annoucing the release of Angharad Williams’ book, which concludes a two-year process of writing and has existed in the form of an exhibition, a performance, and a book.…

DOUARD, David; THOREL, Benjamin (ed.)
David Douard: 0´THEE LIL' 0

Intense! Après des mois d’échanges avec David Douard autour de scanners, de boules de plâtre, de zines, de fichiers numériques et de caractères typographiques non conformes, 0´THEE LIL' 0 est là.


A Thing Conducting – Presage Pamphlet Series

Me I have a click with birds

Two translations from Rosanna Puyol's upcoming poetry book, D'l'or,

In the first text, a thing conducting, Sandar Tun Tun's music is in the air, birds…

Faux Pas. Selected Writings and Drawings (Expanded Edition)

* WOW ! * Very proud to annouce our third reprint of Amy Sillman's writings, now in an expanded edition: four new texts and many new drawings. An enhanced experience of the artist's witty, funny and overall amazing reflections…

LUND, Marie
The Falling

The Falling was the title of the exhibition staged at Kunstmuseum St.Gallen in 2021–22 by artist Marie Lund. Following her invitation, artist Frederik Worm documented the project through a series of images, taken…

Faux Pas. Écrits et Dessins

Finalement disponible en français ! Traduit – et édité – par Charlotte Houette, François Lancien-Guilberteau et Benjamin Thorel.

Combien pèse une couleur  ? Comment une forme peut-elle être politique  ? Les peintres…

YOON, Seyoung
Cloud Bridge

A combination of a personal memoir with essays on contemporary artists, completed by short pieces of fiction, Cloud Bridge proposes a subjective approach to the South Korean art scene. In the book, Seyoung Yoon…

Confidences / Majority


The uprising was staged by the minority, and a downfall is remembered by the majority.

Gilgamesh “Gil” Gupta is a theatre maker and self-defined “avant-gardist.” As a young vampire,…

The Premise of a Better Life


Sam Pulitzer’s The Premise of a Better Life is an artist book that combines photographs with ethical and existential questions addressed to the viewer, developing as an allegory of the contemporary…

HELICZER, Piero; THOREL, Benjamin (ed.); VINET, Sophie (ed.)
Piero Heliczer. Poems & Documents / Poèmes & Documents

*NEW RELEASE* Poet, editor, filmmaker, actor, child star in Mussolini’s Italy, founder of The Dead Language Press and of the Paris Filmmakers Cooperative, Piero Heliczer (1937–1993) was an essential yet secret agent of…

WANG, Evelyn Taocheng
Unintended Experience. A Job in Amsterdam (reprint)

A new version of our first publication and bestseller: Evelyn’s adventures as a transgender masseuse in Amsterdam, back when she was a young artist, supporting herself by working in a massage salon. The texts are witty,…

BELOUFA, Neïl; THOREL, Benjamin (ed.); BEN SALAH, Myriam (ed.)
Neïl Beloufa. People Love War Data & Travels

Emotional ! We are very proud of this one. It has taken a lot of time and dedication to bring this publication to life - exploring Neil Beloufa's manifold practice and relations has been quite a ride. We hope you will…

Le Gabion

Au départ, une simple anecdote: un gabion de chasse typique des marais normands se détache de son ancrage pour dériver dans l’Océan Atlantique, avec des chasseurs incapables de nager à son bord. Théo Robine-Langlois transpose…

FINCH, Claire
Chapter 15: I lie on the floor – Presage Pamphlet Series

This is a chapter in which nothing happens. (Even more
so than usual).
I am taking a day off, to lie on the floor.
My yoga mat purple corrugated mousse sticks

FORSTER, Sherian Mohammed
wild wild west – Presage Pamphlet Series

It’s 4:50 am, without an alarm clock ringing, the rage comes out, why ? Sherian Mohammed Forster questions the abstract patterns that get into our heart and hurt, from Instagram trends to planes that take off with or without…

Trompette – Presage Pamphlet Series

Yesterday as they smoked, a cigarette butt leaked and burned
their delicately stitched summertime pyjamas. A round hole
on their torso reminded the holes drilled in the wall the day
before to ventilate…

Faux Pas. Selected Writings and Drawings


A key figure in the New York art scene, Amy Sillman is renowned for her singular approach to painting and drawing. Her writings extend a practice that challenges traditions…

HOY, Estelle
Pisti, 80 rue de Belleville

_ _ _ N O W _ I N _ I T S _ T H I R D _ P R I N T I N G _ _ _ \ \ °°0°° / /

Elke is a young academic with a troubled past that keeps spilling onto her present. Just as she is about to leave town for a writing retreat,…

YAGO, Dena
Fade The Lure

Hello there. So very happy to hold this new publication today.
Fade the Lure is a collection of poems and photographs created between 2014 and 2017, during Dena Yago’s experience working and living alongside…

LUND, Marie
Door Handles

Nous avons produit une nouvelle édition avec Marie Lund. Il s'agit d'une pièce composée de deux pièces, unies par une troisième. Ces trois pièces permettent l'ouverture et la fermeture d'une pièce, l'union ou la séparation…


Ces traductions ont été publiées à l’occasion de L’histoire est pleine de gens qui n’ont juste pas, conversation entre Anne Boyer et The Cheapest University à Bétonsalon, le 17 novembre 2018. La publication est…

MARAUD, Guillaume
Version n°0005, July 2018, “May 2018 SPECIAL”

Guillaume Maraud started in 2016 the publication series Versions: he had already self-published n°0001 − n°0002, n°0003, and n°0004,…

Le Large

Wow, we made it ! This light, pocketbook format new publication by After 8 Books gathers works by French artist Julie Beaufils, and three short stories commissioned for the occasion, dealing altogether with social tensions…

Time Piece

Experimental Jetset’s Time Piece continues their experiences in “turning language into objects." Conceived in close collaboration with the artists, these editions are devised to support the activities of After…

BARBIER-BOUVET, Stéphane; WILLS, Camilla
Block the Light and Preserve Yourself

Stéphane Barbier-Bouvet and Camilla Wills’ collaboration on Block the Light and Preserve Yourself suggests…

De la Couleur

Souvent, quand je suis dans mon atelier, entourée de seaux et de Sopalin, je me demande quelle erreur freudienne a fait de moi une peintre.
Amy Sillman, “On Color”

“On Color”, dans sa version française,…

WANG, Evelyn Taocheng
Unintended Experience. A Job in Amsterdam

She had a lot of siblings she told me, so she wouldn’t get any pretty clothes until she had a likely match—but since she didn’t have anything pretty to wear, she couldn’t get a match. She was trapped in a vicious circle,…