Reading is both a virtue and duty.



MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE was established by the artist, writer, and editor Sharon Kivland in 2015. The publications are modest yet attractive. The press has grown unexpectedly. The editor invites authors she considers to be good readers. She agrees with Nabokov that a good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader, is a re-reader. She knows her writers and they know her, even when they have not yet met. They have read each other, or believe themselves to have done so. They are flirtatious, ruffling pages. She likes those who do not hesitate to buy the books she publishes, but under certain circumstances will make excuses for those who do not. She promises to do her best. The best is reading.


‘Je veux un travail élégant et érudit, avec un aspect modeste et pourtant agréable à contempler. Je veux un contenu léger et néanmoins sérieux’.


An interview with the Editor by Valérie Toubas et Daniel Guionnet © Point contemporain  is published here. 


We are delighted to be mentioned in an interview with Amina Cain in the  Paris Review.

Address any queries to : sharonkivland@wanadoo.fr

AT THE MOMENT SENDING ORDERS IS SLOW AS THE EDITOR IS  TEN KILOMETRES FROM A POST OFFICE, AND IN ANY CASE, THE HEAD GASKET OF HER RENAULT 4L HAS BLOWN.   MOST OF HER STOCK IN LONDON, SO IF ORDERING, PLEASE BEAR WITH HER, AS SHE IS RELYING ON KIND FRIENDS IN LONDON .

Editor: Sharon Kivland
Editorial Assistant: Juliette Pépin
 

We regret (a little) that we are unable to accept unsolicited proposals. If you insist on sending something, do make sure that you have bought a number of our books before you do so, as this will curry favour and less rolling of our eyes.

A note to readers:  This  tasteful and practical limited edition book bag , produced on the occasion of the exhibition by Sharon Kivland, Jamais fille chaste n’a lu de romans, at Circuit, Centre d’art contemporain, Lausanne, 2019, is now available here.