Ugly Duckling Presse Opens Pop-Up Bookstore
Indie poetry publisher Ugly Duckling Presse has opened up a pop-up book shop, Third Factory, in Brooklyn. The project, dubbed a “temporary bookstore, workspace and print gallery” is located in the Old American Can Factory, 242 3rd. St., in the Gowanas neighborhood, where the press is currently headquartered. In addition to the bookshop itself, there will be events, workshops and poetry readings.
“Third Factory will be stocked with books, chapbooks, letterpress prints, and ephemera from UDP, Archipelago, Belladonna*, Akashic, and many more local small presses; letterpress printers, including Can Factory neighbors, such as Swayspace; and book artists. In addition to serving as a bookstore and print gallery, Third Factory will function as an active workspace for the binding of chapbooks and other projects on UDP’s Presse Days every Saturday. On weekdays, Third Factory’s Artists-in-Residence Woody Leslie and Sarah Anne Wallen will be working on a variety of book projects, and the space will host several poetry readings, performances, and bookbinding workshops through the month of February. The name Third Factory refers to both the Old American Can Factory on the corner of Third Street and Third Avenue, a long-time industrial neighborhood by the canal, and Viktor Shklovksy’s autobiographical novel, in which the Third Factory is a metaphor for his work as a writer in the new Revolutionary Russian society.”
The shop, staffed by press editors and artists-in-residence will be open Thursdays through Tuesdays noon to 6 p.m.