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The Unlibrary

A co-working and collaboration space at Hornsey Library and a community of local businesses, freelancers, artists, writers, social media people etc.

To use the space, come along to one of our weekly meet ups, Tuesdays 11-12 

Website: http://www.unlibrary.posterous.com
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2011

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Let's go fly a kite

Started by Adrian Essex. Last reply by CrouchEnd Cupcake May 24, 2011. 11 Replies

This is a somewhat far fetched idea in which I will carefully prefix occasional words with un- in order to adopt the ethos of the un-library.For about 7 months the former British Legion Hall on Elder…Continue

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Comment by CrouchEnd Cupcake on May 17, 2011 at 13:06
I'm very excited at being able to use the Unlibrary. Today's meeting was very useful, primarily to inform me that it is the Un-library and not the Uni-library as I'd previously thought!
Comment by Chris Meade on May 18, 2011 at 14:58

Let's use this space to write our profiles re. what we're thinking and doing in and around the Unlibrary at the moment. 


I'm @ifbook Chris Meade, Unlibrarian, Director of if:book, exploring the future of the book, blogger atwww.bookfutures.com, and have recently been running a 'curated book' - How Power Corrupts by Ricardo Blaug - at the @freewordcentre and thinking a lot about how to make new kinds of public places for reading, bookselling and literature. I've set up @portablebooks with @raliel.. and am keen to run a pop up restaurant at our home sometime soon. Meanwhile I've been meaning to do some more fiction of my own for so long.. and am now determined to plunge in. 


What are you doing and thinking in and around the Unlibrary? Do tell. 

(That's me on the right in the 21st Century) 


Comment by Robin Stevenson on May 18, 2011 at 15:11
well today has already started well for the Portable Bookshop! realised that i should actually stock MORE Lovecraft as i seem to be particularly good at selling his works
Comment by CrouchEnd Cupcake on May 18, 2011 at 18:58

I'm @HornseyCupcake, mother, wager of war on dog poo and seeker of clean hedgerows and green urban spaces. I write, cook and create storms where I can to try and get things taken care of. Not in a mafioso sense you understand, more as a civic-minded meddler.

I will be creating a profile soon at the Unlibrary which I'll be using as a bolthole to write, think and do a bit of work as living, working and baking cupcakes in a one-bedroomed flat with two small children can be a bit of a zoo at times.

I'm working on a novel at the moment and would like to make use of the space in the Unlibrary and use some of the writers groups at the Library.

Comment by Ivan O'Pinion on May 18, 2011 at 22:31
I'm @OpinionN8 (Ivan O'Pinion) and I want to put the world to rights by the use of puns.
Comment by Robin Stevenson on May 18, 2011 at 22:34
By The way I am Raliel..destroyer of worlds and lurker of the voids between realities....I also sell books and paint stuff
Comment by Dianne Tanner on May 19, 2011 at 9:03

I am Dianne ( @dear_oh_deer ) and I take photos and make things and can't remember what is in my profile box but maybe feathers. I'm pretty excited about amazing things happening at the unlibrary.

Comment by Chris Meade on May 19, 2011 at 9:10

Wow - what a responsive place this is turning out to be! 

Artist in residence Ruth Franklin doesn't often make it online but her work and CV can now be seen at www.ruth-franklin.co.uk, and her beautiful book-built constructions are in the big display case (vandals willing). We should run another profile-making day soon I reckon too. 

Comment by David Barry on May 19, 2011 at 9:16
Sorry I missed the portable bookshop yesterday, despite it being in a pub for a really long time. Where is it today?
Comment by Dianne Tanner on May 19, 2011 at 9:19
Robin you should make a Portable Bookshop page on this.

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