The Book Society List
28 January, 2023
How is ‘a book’ defined? Is it delimited by the processes of publishing: through binding and printing, or can the physical boundaries that contain content be loosened?
The Book Society is a bookshop and publishing house founded by Helen Ku and Kyungyong Lim in 2010. With curator Jeongyeon Koo they seek to expand the book’s concept as a space. For them, a book is not only as a space for thinking but also as a space for reading, making, and sharing.
The Book Society opened in 2010 in Sangsu-dong, Seoul, along with the independent publishing house Mediabus, to create an active community space for publishers, writers, and readers to meet.
This collection is composed of books written or edited by women that have appeared in the ‘Architecture, Art, Gender, Activism and Environment’ section of The Book Society’s online bookshop.