LITTLE BROWN MUSHROOM BLOG

‘Ohio’ published!

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on June 1, 2012

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From May 17-24, Brad Zellar and I visited a dozen towns and cities throughout Ohio in search of community life. We went to soup kitchens and McDonalds, proms and churches, golf courses and cemeteries. Along the way we recorded the faces and voices of people longing to connect with their neighbors. We made some powerful connections too (Brad became a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose). To commemorate this remarkable trip, we’ve produced a newspaper a mere week after our return.

Buy it here: http://littlebrownmushroom.com

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House of Coates – back in print!

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on April 4, 2012

After selling out the first edition of House of Coates in under two weeks, we’re happy to announce that we are printing another 1000 copies in a sexy brown cover.

Preview the book here

Buy the book here

Please note that orders of the 2nd edition will not be shipped until late April. We appreciate your purchase and your patience.

Thank you Midwest!

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on March 28, 2012

Thanks to everyone that came out to the fantastic book signing event at the Midwest Hotel.

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photos by Carrie Thompson

Zellar & Soth radio interview

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on March 23, 2012

Listen to the interview here: http://tinyurl.com/7ans3nc

Book signing with Brad Zellar & Alec Soth

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on March 12, 2012

To celebrate the release of House of Coates, Little Brown Mushroom will be hosting a very special book signing event at the infamous Midwest Hotel.

Zellar & Soth will be signing books in the hotel office. Visitors can also see a small exhibition of photographs in one of the hotel rooms.

Saturday, March 24th, 3-5pm
Midwest Hotel, 2144 University Ave. West. St. Paul, MN

Press release (PDF)

For more information or images, contact:

Charlie Ward
orders@littlebrownmushroom.com
(651) 646-1678

Note: We will be holding 100 copies to sell at the signing event on March 12th. These copies are only available for customers who visit the Midwest Hotel.

House of Coates = Hotcakes

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on March 12, 2012

House of Coates is going fast. Since releasing it last Wednesday, we only have half of the 1000 copies left. If you plan on buying a copy, we recommend doing so sooner than later.

Buy it here


 

House of Coates by Brad Zellar (with photos by Lester B. Morrison)

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on March 7, 2012

Little Brown Mushroom is proud to announce the release of a new book, House of Coates, by Brad Zellar (with photographs by Lester B. Morrison).

In House of Coates, writer Brad Zellar pieces together the story of legendary recluse Lester B. Morrison. Working from a handful of encounters and contradictory conversations, a sketchy paper trail and often confounding interviews with individuals who may or may not have been “associates” of Morrison (including Morrison’s former collaborator Alec Soth), Zellar attempts to reconstruct one episode from Morrison’s decidedly episodic life. In the winter of 2011, Zellar finally crossed paths with his evasive subject, and was –with Morrison’s permission– granted access to the results of an MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) test that Morrison submitted to in August of 2009, along with the administrating psychiatrist’s copious notes. Finally, in late December of last year, Zellar received in the mail a duct-taped shoebox –marked “PERISHABLE”– containing almost two hundred photographs that Morrison termed “disposable documents of the approximate period in question.”

From these raw materials designer Hans Seeger has assembled a book that Morrison himself has pronounced, “Probably close enough to what might or might not have happened, and that’s as much as I’ve learned to expect from the so-called ‘real world.’”

Publication date: March, 2012
118 pages / 68 photographs
Spiral-bound, 6.75”x8.75”
Designed by Hans Seeger
© Brad Zellar & Alec Soth
Edition of 1000
$28

Preview the book here

Buy the book here

Book signings with Brad Zellar & Alec Soth:

New York: Thursday March 8th, 6-8pm at Dashwood Books

Minnesota: Saturday March 24th, 3-5pm at the Midwest Hotel

The Little Brown Mushroom holiday SALE

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on November 28, 2011

We are having a holiday sale from today through Friday (11/28-12/2). For order’s of $20 or more, we will add a FREE copy of The Little Brown Mushroom Coloring Book and will wrap your purchases in Jason Polan/LBM wrapping paper. To order, go to LITTLEBROWNMUSHROOM.COM

Happy Holidays,

Signed copies of La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on October 12, 2011


Unfortunately we sold all 100 available copies of La Belle Dame Sans Merci in twelve hours. PhotoEye should have copies soon. In Europe, check with Le Bal and Dirk Bakker. Many thanks,

NY Art Book Fair Wrap Up

Posted in Bookstore, Photobooks (general) by charlie b. ward on October 5, 2011

We had an excellent time at the NY Book Fair this year. Thanks to everyone who was able to come by and give us some love and also thank you to all of the wonderful people who showed us a good time while we were in the city.

If you werent able to pick up our new books you can get them here!

See you soon!

Thanks again,

Charlie, Alec, Carrie, Hans & the rest of the LBM team.

Two New Books!

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on September 30, 2011


Just in time for the New York Art Book Fair, we are debuting two new books: A Head With Wings by Anouk Kruithof and The Little Brown Mushroom Coloring Book by Jason Polan. If you can’t visit us at the Fair, buy yours here.

LBM + New York Art Book Fair = ♥

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on September 28, 2011

More info here

Stay tuned for info on the two new books we’ll be debuting at the fair.

 

 

 

Lonely Boy Mag. (No. A-2: Boys and Their Cars)

Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by charlie b. ward on June 6, 2011

We are pleased to announce the second book in our new series:

Lonely Boy Mag. (No. A-2: Boys and Their Cars)

Edition of 1000
Designed by Jenny Tondera
Publication date, June, 2011
64 pages, 5.4×8.5in, color offset, staple-bound

The second in a series of men’s magazines, this issue features text and photographs by Todd Hido, Alec Soth, Chad States and erotic dioramas by Peter Davidson.

See more images from the book here.

$18 Buy it here

Lonely Boy Mag. review

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on April 16, 2011

“I vividly remember as a kid finding a friend’s older brother’s stash of literary erotic men’s magazines and thinking how bizarre the objects and the stories within them were.” An excellent review of Lonely Boy Mag. at PhotoEye by Antone Dolezal.

Buy yours here

Conductors of the Moving World is sold out

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on April 4, 2011

I’m happy to report that we’ve raised around $10,000 for Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief.

If you ordered a book, please note that these books take us a long time to assemble. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Conductors of the Moving World

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on March 17, 2011


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I’m excited to announce the release of our new book, Conductors of the Moving World, by Brad Zellar. The third in our series of books inspired by Little Golden Books, this is our most extravagant publication to date. Combining the beautiful snapshots of Japanese Police Inspector Eizo Ota with the Koan-like text of Brad Zellar, the result is a Zen travelogue through 1972 America. (more info on the book here).

What puts this book over the top is the design by Hans Seeger. Though still as compact as our previous publications, Conductors of the Moving World includes 17 original hand-tipped C-Print photographs and one business card. It is stunningly beautiful. Moreover, each copy is unique. The 17 images in each book are chosen from a larger pool of 60 and then sequenced according to chance. (A math professor at Northwestern has told us that there are over sextillion different possible variations).

I’m also thrilled to announce that everyone involved (the Ota family, Brad Zellar, LBM) has agreed that all proceeds from Conductors of the Moving World go to Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief. Additionally, Brad Zellar and LBM will be doing a booksigning at The International Center For Photography on Friday, March 18, 6:00pm–7:30pm. ICP has also generously agreed to to give all proceeds to Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief.

This book has been a fantastic labor of love. It has taken us days just to insert the prints into 100 copies of the book. I’m so proud of this book and everyone involved:

Buy the book here: www.littlebrownmushroom.com

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2 New Books!

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on March 17, 2011

Lonely Boy Mag. (No. A-1: Alec Soth’s Midwestern Exotica)
Edition of 1000
Designed by Alec Soth
Publication date, March, 2011
64 pages, 5.4×8.5in, color offset, staple-bound
$18 Buy it here

The first in a series of men’s magazines, this issue features poetry, erotic text, pictures of ex-girlfriends and a photo-story by Soth.

More pictures here

Conductors of the Moving World
by Brad Zellar
Edition of 500
Designed by Hans Seeger
Publication date, March 2011
30 pages, french-folded, 6.625×7.875in, custom side stapled
B/W offset with 17 hand-tipped, color photographs

$55 All proceeds go to Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief. Buy it here

More images here

In the autumn of 1972, a delegation of Japanese police officials visited the United States to study traffic control in several large cities, including New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The unofficial photographer for the delegation was Eizo Ota, an inspector with the law enforcement department of the Yamanashi Prefecture, and he produced a record of the group’s travels that might best be described as forensic tourism.

Using Inspector Ota’s snapshots as launching points, Brad Zellar plundered traffic manuals, haiku anthologies, the Watergate transcripts, and The Godfather for textual inspiration. The mysterious result is a Zen travelogue through 1972 America.

From a collection of 60 C-Prints, a mix-and-match assortment of 17 will be hand-tipped into individual volumes, making each book a singular work of art.

$55 All proceeds go to Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief. Buy it here

Happy Hanukkah

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on December 1, 2010

Buy your holiday LBM gifts now and your Little Brown Merchandise will come wrapped in the Jason Polan poster: How To Become A Little Brown Mushroom.


Come visit the LITTLE BROWN MUSHROOM WEB STORE today!!!!

 

Brown Monday! New LBM Products!!!!

Posted in Bookstore by LBM on November 29, 2010

Come visit the LITTLE BROWN MUSHROOM WEB STORE today!!!!

Along with lots of new stuff (Trent Parke Poster, Brighton Bunny Boy Zine, LBM Hat) we’ve dropped the price on our T-Shirt and still have some copies left of the fantastic book, Man With Buoy by Seth Lower.

Buy your holiday LBM gifts this week and your Little Brown Merchandise will come wrapped in the Jason Polan poster: How To Become A Little Brown Mushroom (while supplies last):

Visit Our Store Here

Man With Buoy – Infomercial

Posted in Bookstore, LBM Books by LBM on November 15, 2010

Seth Lower shows us his new book…in California. Buy yours here: http://littlebrownmushroom.com/