Ulises Art Bookshop Opens in Philadelphia

Ulises, an arts-dedicated bookstore, has opened at 31 E. Columbia Ave in Philadelphia, Pa. The Inquirer reported that the shop "stocks contemporary artists' books and independent art publications, welcoming patrons to buy or browse local, national and international titles on contemporary art, design, critical studies and visual culture."

Co-founders Nerissa Cooney, Lauren Downing, Kayla Romberger, Gee Wesley, Ricky Yanas and Joel Evey envision the not-for-profit bookstore as a hub space that will host exhibitions, lectures, conversations and other programs organized around quarterly themes. They "got a big boost when the collective was invited to create a pop-up reading room at Reading Terminal Market in September," the Inquirer wrote, adding that the "invitation came with a grant that enabled the members to set up display shelves and start networking with publishers. In addition to revenue from book sales and pending grant applications, the collective is fund-raising via Indiegogo."

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