Dewey Decimal Days

Dewey Decimal Days

Dewey Decimal Days is organized in celebration of libraries, reading, and a love of all-things related to books.


Reference Collection, Recall Notices, Book Arts Today I, Audio-Visual Materials, Book Arts Today II, Zine Summit Workshop, Shush! It's a Dance Party, Why I Love Libraries

Columbus College of Art & Design, OH
October 14–18, 2008

Curated by James Voorhies

Made possible with support from Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council in collaboration Columbus Metropolitan Library and Grandview Heights Public Library with support from Columbus College of Art & Design

Dewey Decimal Days brings together visual artists, writers, bibliophiles, and librarians into social and exhibition forums to consider the bearing libraries have on our daily lives. As a precursor to the exhibition Of Other Spaces, which draws on the theoretical arguments of French philosopher Michel Foucault, this project examines the rapidly shifting role of libraries in our society, posing questions about the current and future impact of these public and private spaces. The series of free events includes informal talks, SKYPE chats, zine-making workshops, screenings, video-recorded testimonials, a conference call, a bookmark publication, and a dance party.

Book Arts Today II: Suzanne Silver: Blacklists/Whitelists is a handmade limited edition book printed on glassine with a dos-a-dos construction in which the two books it contains, Blacklists, Whitelists, are bound back-to-back, opening in opposite directions. Each book is an experiment with the associative and indexical properties of color and color naming through the use of various list modes.


Malcolm Cochran reading Aesop's Fables.