3. BULLETINS OF THE SERVING LIBRARY is a composite printed/electronic publication that follows a direct line from Dot Dot Dot, the semi-annual journal founded in 2000 and published by Dexter Sinister.

The “bulletins” that make up each issue are first published online as PDFs at www.servinglibrary.org over a six-month period, then assembled, printed and distributed separately in Europe (by Sternberg Press with Motto Distribution) and in the U.S.A. (by Dexter Sinister). Each collection makes up a semester's worth of loosely-themed material, with its constituent PDFs grouped together on the website.

Issue #1 was intended as an expansive statement of intent, broadly concerned with Libraries, Media, and Time (though not necessarily in that order); Issue #2 emerged from a course we ran at The Banff Center in the Summer of 2011 titled “From the Toolbox of a Serving Library,” and mostly circles around Education; while Issue #3 doubles as a catalog-of-sorts to "Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language," a group exhibition at MoMA (New York) from May 6 to August 27, 2012, and is preoccupied with the more social aspects of Typography. Issue #4 circles around psychedelia, although a lo-fi, black-and-white flavor and emerged from the exhibition Dexter Bang Sinister at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and Issue #5 passes like an arrow through the past, present, and future of Germany.

New bulletins are posted to this website as and when they are ready. If you’d like to be told when a new season is complete, and the printed version available, you can join our mailing list Open-Reading-Group.

*Meanwhile*  back issues and individual copies  of the printed journal may be purchased online through Dexter Sinister Internet Book Shop . . . while 2- or 12-year sustaining  subscriptions are available here .
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