Type Books is launching a new initiative tonight, a custom library service. Here is what Derek McCormack told me about it:
The custom library service isn’t something Type dreamed up so much as something that the store’s customers dreamed up. Over the last year we’ve put together libraries for a bunch of different customers — interior decorators, schools, community centres. Some customers have simply wanted help building libraries on certain subjects. A client of ours was moving to Los Angeles and wanted a library of LA-related books: art and architecture titles, photographic books, novels and poetry collections. So we put that together for her. Tonight we’re launching the service in a public way: we’ve invited the public and the design community to come to the store to talk to us about the library service, and to admire the window display that MADE Design designed for us.
Since I am not as good as I would like to be at staying on top of recently published books, I will be signing up for suggestions for new books about books, like this:
and for older books that I have not yet read, like this one: