The Margate Bookshop

This modest enterprise stems from a desire to encourage a larger involvement in reading in a time when the activity of buying and browsing books has become more impersonal.

At the heart of The Margate Bookshop lies the desire for more accessible spaces that feel inviting to a wider audience, through which to promote art and, in particular, literature.

The Margate Bookshop Archive: Totale Sonnenfinsternis - Total Solar Eclipse

The Margate Bookshop Archive: Totale Sonnenfinsternis - Total Solar Eclipse

To introduce The Margate Bookshop Archive, I’ve selected a book currently auctioning on Catawiki: Totale Sonnenfinsternis (Total Solar Eclipse) by Wolfgang Tillmans.

The Margate Bookshop Archive will be highlighting a small selection of rare titles from a rather large pile of second hand books of mine. Originally The Margate Bookshop was conceived as a “new and used” bookstore, so I had begun to collect books from house clearances and curbsides, through Freecycle and Gumtree. Like a very meticulous hoarder, I’ve catalogued over a thousand second-hand books which are now cleverly tucked away into boxes hidden throughout my flat.

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Total Solar Eclipse
I think there is something very consoling in feeling lost in space but also feeling grounded, and seeing that all of this is part of a bigger clockwork
— Wolfgang Tillmans

This stunning A4 book contains a series of diagrams, text, and photographs compiled by the artist Wolfgang Tillmans on the phenomenon of solar eclipses. The work, originally completed for Tillmans’ 1999 exhibition at Galerie Daniel Buchholz, exhibits his skill in both colour and black and white photography.

Author/Illustrator: Wolfgang Tillmans

Book Title: Total Solar Eclipse Totale Sonnenfinsternis

Condition: Good

Publication: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Language: English, German

Publisher: Galerie Daniel Buchholz

Binding/Material: Softback

£177 - Sold

The Margate Bookshop Archive: Serge Lutens

The Margate Bookshop Archive: Serge Lutens

An Autumn Edition of The Margate Bookshop

An Autumn Edition of The Margate Bookshop

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