In November 2016, Hauser & Wirth Publishers opened its first bookshop along with a publishing office in New York City’s West Chelsea Arts District, at 548 West 22nd Street, also the new home of Hauser & Wirth’s downtown Manhattan gallery. This location has a rich heritage in art publishing as it hosted Printed Matter Inc.’s first New York Art Book Fair, in 2005, and was formerly the home of Dia:Chelsea.
The bookshop features custom-built furniture created by Björn Roth, Oddur Roth, and Einar Roth, the son and grandsons, respectively, of German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930–1998), for whom books and publications lay at the heart of a radical and renowned practice. The furniture is based on designs that Dieter Roth made in the 1950s.
The Hauser & Wirth Publishers bookshop offers dozens of titles representing the gallery’s nearly quarter-century history of exhibitions, projects, and research. It also features artists’ books, limited editions, a curated selection of Roth books and other books by artists that Hauser & Wirth represents, as well as vitrine presentations of rare and archival materials. In addition, the bookshop hosts public programs conceived by Hauser & Wirth with invited curators, writers, and other collaborators.