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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND SHIT??????

HERE IT IS!!!!
Seriously, you need to own this.
It is like a guidebook to living life or something.
Probably the latter.
But, it is green and it is FULL of good words.
£5 incl. postage to anywhere.

Contributor list is here**:

Jessica Maybury, The Earth is Filled With Violence?
Cami Park
, Where is Cyrano?
Greg Gerke
, Vincent and Theo (and Murray?)
Ani Smith
, Can I Offer You a Refresher?
J. A. Tyler
, Am I How This Is?
Chris East
, Do You Want to Live With Me in My Parent’s Basement?
Sariya Iman Ikoye
, Illegible Emotion/If the Meaning of Life Is to Find the Meaning of Life What Does This Mean; Is it Like ‘The Joke Is There Is No Joke’ or ‘The Point Is There Is No Point’ or Something?
Ben Brooks
, What Are We?
Jimmy Chen
, Who Has the Key to the Lactation Room?
Andrew Borgstrom
, Whose Goddam Oatmeal is This?
Sam Pink
, Is There a Way Not to Sweat While Sleeping?
Ninian Doff
, Why Are You Bleeding Every Morning When We Wake Up?
Dollar Money
, Who Is Mark Wahlberg?
Catherine Maskell
, Congratulations, When’s It Due?
Crispin Best
, What Are the Side Effects of Birth Control?
John Oldham
, Where Do You Want to Go Today?
Vaughan Simons
, Are You Lookin’ at My Bird?
Josh Kleinberg
, What Will We Do Tonight?
DJ Berndt
, When Will I Finally Die?

**thanks to cami park for doing the 'leg work' on that one!!!

Monday, 29 June 2009

Download our first book 'IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A MISTAKE'

There are still copies available for sale, so you should definitely still buy this, but being the generous and giving individuals we are, you can now download a copy of our first book as a PDF.

download :: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A MISTAKE
(right click it)

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Submissions open = QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND SHIT

Submissions are now open for the next Bureau De Books book.

It will be called QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND SHIT


We are looking for pieces of writing, prose or poetry or whatevs.(1000 words maximum.)


The title must be a question. End with a question mark (?)


Other than the title there are no instructions.


QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND SHIT will be 'professionally' printed in black and white using a Print-On-Demand service. It will look good.


email submissions to chriseast83[AT]gmail.com

DEADLINE FRIDAY JUNE 12th

Saturday, 14 March 2009

BOOK: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A MISTAKE


title: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A MISTAKE
format: A5, card cover, 120gsm pages (white)
page count: 32
description: a collection of text and images from a group of people, based loosely around the English town of Northampton (which used to be the capital of England back in the day http://www.jwjonline.net/northampton.php). It is poems, short stories, cartoons, photographs and art. Who are these people? Their names are, Rosalind Inett, Amy Pettifer, Chris East, Dan Brodie, Chris Baldwin, Natasha House, David Gillespie, Catherine Maskell, Becky Freestone, Shiri Webb, Jana Bentley, John Oldham. There is one story credited to 'Anon'. In reality this story is the work of Catherine Maskell and Chris East.
price: £2 (inc. worldwide shipping)

Any more information you can e-mail chriseast83[at]gmail.com

::: BUY IT HERE :::
::: DOWNLOAD PDF :::

(ps. Crispin Best made the following video review of the book. Check it out.)
video

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Semi Colons; If It Feels Good, Do It


Yesterday Chris and I did an interview for BBC Radio Northampton's "The Weekender" show, which is on every Friday night and is co-hosted by our lovely friend Natasha House. 

I don't know if it went very well. You can judge that for yourselves this Friday night at 6pm. Or here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/northamptonshire/weekender/weekender_20090313-1726a.mp3 


Er, I think I said a lot of stupid vacuous things. I hope there will be something of worth for the ears of the people of Northampton and that at least some people will understand what we are trying to do and be interested to seek it out and find out more. 

Soooooooooooooo, basically thanks to Chris' stubborn hard work and being at the beck and call of the printer for days upon days ("CHRIS! CHRIS!! I need more paper. I need more paper now Chris! Chris, where are you I need ink. INK INK INK INK INK I'm going to keep saying ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink"), the first edition of anything by 'BUREAU DE BOOKS' is well and truly printed. Now it just needs to be stapled together. I'll probably try and help a bit with that now. 

But seriously, watch this space for imminent news of where you will be able to find this magnificent beast when the last staple has been stapled. You can of course buy it off of this very web-site-blog-page for a mere £2 (incl. postage). But Of Course! 

Thanks and Best Wishes
Catherine

PS: If anyone can explain the mystery of the semi colon to me I'd appreciate it. I am currently relying upon the old age adage of "if it feels good, do it".

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Information.

This blog represents the online presence of Bureau De Books.
Bureau De Books is a 'publisher' of 'books'.

Bureau De Books is the work of Chris East and Catherine Maskell and it will probably cost us a lot of money as time goes on.

Bureau De Books will put together paper books and possibly put work on this blog also.

The paper books will be put together by our hands using brute force. For now.


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The first Bureau De Books book will be called It Is Not Possible To Make A Mistake and it will feature both 'text' and 'images' created by people who are good and talented and pleasant.

(the following picture shows a 'prototype' of the book which was assembled for 'promotional purposes')


MORE INFO TO COME

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Shop

Preorder a copy of 'QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND SHIT' (available October)
£5 (inc. worldwide shipping)




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Buy a copy of 'It is not possible to make a mistake'
£2 (inc. worldwide shipping)




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