Melbourne’s Perimeter Books took over the Hotel Hotel library with a One-Day Art Book Shop bringing a stable of European, US and Australian publishers to Canberra, including new books from MACK (London), Spector Books (Leipzig), Editions Patrick Frey (Zurich), Nieves (Zurich), Architectural Association (London), MER Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent), Printed Matter Inc. (New York), Onomatopee (Eindhoven), Idea Books (Amsterdam) and many more. On the day Perimeter hosted book signings for two of its recent titles, ‘Belanglo’ by Warwick Baker and ‘Surface Phenomena’ by Bartolomeo Celestino.
For us, architecture is perpetually unfinished, defined by the people who use it rather than by the people who created it. So that is why from time to time we changed our library at Hotel Hotel into a shop. A few times a year we asked friends who run shops that we like to come in and take over the library, transforming it to a one-day shop.