First Ark Edition – Paul Auster / Siri Hustvedt

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Ark Books, a small independent non-profit bookshop located in the heart of Nørrebro, in Copenhagen Denmark, have teamed up with the famous American author couple Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt to create the publication First Ark Edition – Paul Auster / Siri Hustvedt.


Ark Books were in need of funding to be able to fill their book shelves with world literature, and introduce Danish literature to those who can’t read Danish. The tiny bookshop had to be creative in terms of finding new ways to gain funding. A bold idea led to an email, to Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt, with an explanation of their situation and the idea of creating a small publication with  something from the couples drawer, preferably with a little bit of stardust. The bold and creative approach paid off, and Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt provided Ark Books with a text which has not previously been printed and a completely newly written essay.

First Ark Edition is published in 2015, in six copies, and for you to get copy no. 1 of 6, which is signed by both authors,  join the bidding before it expires Friday, May 22, 9pm.


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