On Saturday, December 10th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for a book signing afternoon with Doug Aitken for the launch of his latest book, Works 1992-2022. If you cannot attend and would like to order a signed copy to have shipped or to pick up at the shop, please contact the store for details.
On Saturday, January 14th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for a book signing for Lawrence Weschler's brand new Hat & Beard publication, A Trove of Zohars. For the event Mr. Weschler will be joined by photographer and early-photographic process historian Stephen Berkman for a discussion about the book and the shrouded-in-mystery Zohar Studios.
In collaboration with the University of California, Irvine and Arcana Books, we are excited to announce an in person discussion between LAXART's director Hamza Walker and Yusuf Hassan and Kwamé Sorrell of BlackMass Publishing. Their discussion will be held at Arcana Books on Saturday, January 28th at 4pm.
Join us for a very special Sunday afternoon presentation with authors Isis Aquarian, Jodi Wille, and Charlie Kitchings to celebrate the publication of Family: The Source Family Scrapbook. For the event the three will host an exhibition of rare photographs and printed materials from the Source Family Archive housed at the UC Santa Barbara Library's Special Research Collections, engage in a discussion about the Family and the book, and sign copies afterwards.
Please join us Saturday, May 6th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM for a very special book signing with artist / photographer / skate legend – and all-around awesome human being – Ed Templeton! Hot off the presses, his latest is the years-in-the-works Wires Crossed, which documents nearly twenty years of life on the road with some of the most notable skaters of his generation.
For the past fourteen years, artist, actor, and skateboarder Jason Lee has traversed America making quiet, reflective photographs detailing the landscape and its oft-overlooked and forgotten places. TX | CA 17 is the first time Lee has published images from a single outing.