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Alembic Books

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Alembic Books is a small, independent imprint created by artist Paul Ramsay to publish limited editions of original works. The first editions of the Alembic catalogue were made and sold between 1990-4; revised editions, as well as new and unreleased works, are now being published via Chameleon Lectra.

The Alembic catalogue is building to include a collection of bookworks on a range of topics in a variety of media. Books are available in paperback and hardback versions, with eBooks, box sets and special editions also being planned –see the catalogue page for a full list of Alembic publications.
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NEWS

• More books in preparation: 'Walks Into A Bar' (another mourHu publication) and 'Cut A Hole In The Rain' (new poetry collection) to be published 2024.

A catalogue of 'the Leaves are full of Paintings' painting exhibition, was published April 2023 and is available to buy

• Developments are underway for a second edition of 'A Book Thrown Into The Sea'.

• A book of flora photographs: 'Flower Walks' is currently being edited.
Paul Ramsay: talk about artwork at St Thomas library
library poster
On Thursday 13th July, PR gave a talk about his artwork (including the making of a new piece 'Bad Jazz Hat', the Thown Texts series and exhibition work inspired by The Birdhouse cafe and its surroundings in Pinces Park).

St Thomas Library
Thursday 13th July 2023
7 - 8pm
£2 (refreshments provided)

St Thomas Library
35 Church Road,
St Thomas,
Exeter EX2 9AZ
www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/stthomaslibrary
Tel: 01392 407061
'The Leaves are full of Paintings'
Painting image: 'Small Map Piece' (2023) by Paul Ramsay
an exhibition of artwork by Paul Ramsay
14th, 15th & 16th April 2023
Fri: 8am - 2pm, Sat & Sun: 9am - 3pm

Art + Coffee at:
The Birdhouse,
(the old gatehouse)
Pinces Park,
St Thomas,
Exeter EX2 9EN


A catalogue of this show, published by Alembic Books, is available to buy
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ALEMBIC BOOKS HAS BEEN AT:

• FOMO: FALMOUTH ART PUBLISHING FAIR 2017
29th Sept–1st Oct 2017
at Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall UK
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BABE 2015: BRISTOL ARTISTS BOOK EVENT
(with David Dellafiora, Field Study)
11th and 12th April 2015 at Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.
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• Counter Plymouth book fair
Sunday 19th October 2014 at Plymouth Art Centre, Devon, UK
FOMO poster

FOMO: Falmouth Art Publishing Fair (2017)
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OTHER EXCURSIONS:

• After the success of 2015s thrown text entitled 'A Book Dipped Into Two Lakes', Alembic Books created a new dissolvable bookwork 'tingFloa tingsWri' which was used/displayed at the 2016 Floating Library events on Lake Phelan.
Books being dipped in Meldon Reservoir (2015)

Books being dipped into the first lake - Meldon reservoir, Devon (2015)
If you would like to know more, please get in touch
 
 
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