Dewey Decimal Days

Dewey Decimal Days is a series of free events, including informal talks, SKYPE chats, gatherings, screenings, video-recorded testimonials, a conference call, and a dance party. It is organized in celebration of libraries, reading, and a love of all-things related to books. As a precursor to the exhibition Of Other Spaces, this project explores the changing role of libraries in our society. The activities bring together visual artists, writers, bibliophiles, and librarians in a social forum that considers the effect libraries have on our daily lives and poses questions about current and future states of these public and private spaces.

All 42 Reference Collection bookmarks

I Love Libraries testimonials

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.

Selection from Blacklist/Whitelists

Reading Aesop by Tongsue Ly from Bureau for Open Culture on Vimeo.

Dewey Decimal Days archive

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


James Voorhies


Columbus College of Art & Design, OH
Oct 14—18, 2008

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