How To Shoplift Books

80 ways in which one can steal a book, from the very practical, to the witty, imaginative, and romantic.

“Hide the book inside a fake rock.

“Smash a hole in the store’s window. Throw the book through the hole.”

“Fill a bag with the books you want. Make it heavier than you can carry. Ask an employee to help you carry it outside.”

Maybe this publication provides some real options: Buy the book for only 9.99 and then save a lot of money on books in the future with all the skills you can learn with this guide? Steal the book because it is declaring that it’s okay to steal books (although it doesn’t)? Or use it as a device to create a conversation about the power of analogue media, and perhaps decide to support the artists, authors, designers, publishers, printers, distributors and bookshops, and just buy more books?

[publisher's note]

Originally published by Automatic Books in 2013.

La version française est disponible ici.






Published by Taube / Printed Matter, 2019
Artists' Books / Facsimile & Reprints / Manuals

Price: 9.99€

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