Pioneer Works is pleased to announce the opening of its eponymous bookstore Pioneer Books at 289 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. Located just steps from the creative center’s converted factory space, the new bookstore will carry an eclectic mix of titles that reflect the innovative cultural programming of Pioneer Works. An opening reception will be held in the new space on Tuesday, June 16 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
As part of Pioneer Works, the new bookstore will offer a focused and changing-roster of titles that connect to and inspire the cross-disciplinary underpinnings of the center’s mission. Topics covered will range from art, poetry, philosophy, science, anthropology, ecology, architecture, psychology, technology, DIY methodology, children’s books, mysticism and renegade zines.
Reading exists at the foundation of all creative practice, irrespective of subject or format, and the hope is that Pioneer Books becomes a trusted resource in the search for knowledge.
At the opening reception artist Marcel Dzama will sign copies of the current issue of Intercourse, Pioneer Works’ biannual publication that features essays, interviews, poems, and artwork by contributors, many of whom have lectured, taught and/or held exhibitions at Pioneer Works. At 7pm Ted Dodson will read from his forthcoming work, At the National Monument. The current issue of Intercourse features cover artwork by Marcel Dzama; a conversation between musicians Adam Green and Natalie Mering on the evolution of the East Village music scene; a roundtable among Black Mountain College classmates artist Dorothea Rockburne, Ron Gorchov, and mathematician Trueman Machenry; an essay by pioneering hip-hop artist Fab 5 Freddy; and a history of 3D printing techniques during the Civil War.
Following the opening reception, Pioneer Books will host regular programs, such as select book launches and readings.
289 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231
Opening Hours: Wed-Sun 12-6 pm