When I was a kid, going back to school was always met with sadness at summer’s sudden end as well as a little bit of trepidation. Something that helped curb both of those childhood feelings was the excitement of all the approaching newness: new teachers, a new classroom, and a whole new set of things to learn. Of course, I also adored acquiring all of my new school supplies; having a pencil case filled with sharp, shining writing utensils with clean erasers was almost as wonderful as getting to sleep in for an extra hour on summer mornings. Almost.
Adults don’t necessary get the same back-to-school fever that young children and students do, but there is something to be said for stepping into September feeling prepared for any new things that come your way. Why don’t you let MoMA PS1 help get you get prepared while awakening your inner child at their upcoming Artbook Stoop Sale?
What is this Stoop Sale, you ask? It’s a back-to-school sale of sorts taking place at Artbook, a store located in MoMA PS1. If you’ve never heard of MoMA PS1, it’s a nonprofit affiliate of the New York Museum of Modern Art that is dedicated to showcasing the most experimental art in the world. It isn’t a collecting institution, but rather, a space that curates shows of incredible avant garde works of art. Artbook, in the style of MoMA PS1, is “the most vibrant source for cutting-edge contemporary art books on the east coast,” explains the organization. The store has a vast collection of books relating to current New York shows, a large stock of monographs, theory, photography, multimedia titles, limited edition publications, journals, many out-of-print titles, and more.
The upcoming Stoop Sale will take place outdoors over the course of three days, and will offer hundreds of books, magazines, t-shirts, and vinyl records, as well as comic and graffiti books, children’s books, literature, theory and more at deeply discounted prices. The ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 Stoop Sale will be the first-ever sale of its kind at the organization, and will offer a wonderful selection of treasures – many for under $10.
Head over to MoMA PS1 starting Friday, September 13th to go “back-to-school shopping” for all kinds of brilliant art books to add to your collection!