Shop NOTE

2011 / 12 / 30

We will not be open on the first day of 2012. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Merry Christmas

2011 / 12 / 23

We wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.  Thanks for the supports through 2011 from indie publishers, distributors and artists  all over the world. Bananafish Books will grow up bigger in the next year!

_All the best from shop keepers: Qing&Wei.

New Shop Hours

2011 / 12 / 16

冬季书店新营业时间:

周四到周日;中午1点到晚上9点我们都在;周一到周三书店空间不开放。

New shop hours:
Thursday-Sundays 1PM-9PM

Normally we close on Mondays, Tuesdays&Wednesdays

Winter Note Begins

2011 / 12 / 08

shop photo: my fav corner in the store

It’s very cold now but the sunshine is beautiful. The bookstore is quiet. Few customers visit us today. So Wei and I work together with our new book publishing project. Our second photobook from A Perfect Book is going to be published the beginning of 2012.

Lullatone’s new cd plays in the store all day around.
Do you hear that?

Greetings from Friend: Jia Za Zhi

2011 / 12 / 05

Our best friend Jia Za Zhi is a Beijing based indie photobooks & magazine publisher. The opening of Bananafish Books was featured on his art blog few days ago. It really means a lot for us.

The photobook publishing culture in China mainland right now only stays in a small group and it needs to be spread so badly. We do feel lonely. We need more intercommunications and helps. While we feel happy Jia Za Zhi is here.

Thank you Di.

more about Jia Za Zhi please visit: www.jiazazhi.com and www.blog.jiazazhi.com . Do check out his blog, an amazing blogzine on poetic PHOTOGRAPHY in & near China, plus other Beauties.

Greetings from Friends: Artzine & Nieves Books

2011 / 12 / 05


Artzine (www.artzine.de) has posted an article about the opening of our store. Thank you Moritz! And our’s all the time adored friend Nieves also reported Bananfish Books’ new store both through its flickr and twitter (@nievesbooks)

We will also spend more time on our Facebook page and Twitter. Please follow us to know our latest news and spread it to your friends. Thank you so much.

小型art zine出版社Gloria Glitzer 的出版人Moritz在他的artzine.de艺术摄影书和zine文化资讯网站对香蕉鱼书店的开业做了一个报道。还有我们都很喜爱尊敬的Nieves也在他的Twitter和Flickr上也分享了我们开业的消息了呢。真是高兴!

And we will update some photos on our website soon. Please wait for a while.

书店的宣传照片还需一些时间来准备好,到时候我们会更新在
http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/主站上。

New Arrival: 克拉美丽 Karamay

2011 / 12 / 04

Karamay is the first photobook published by 1416 OFPIX workshop&studio from Beijing.

帕孜来提,哈力奇古丽,阿地拉,热米拉,伊米提,牙森… …这些词语是他们的名字,第一次看到时你得逐字逐句地念出,并不像普通汉族名字那样顺口。他们来自新疆维吾尔族的克拉玛依,摄影师袁洁的故乡。
袁洁的个人作品集《克拉美丽》,由北京摄影书工作室OFPIX于今年九月出版。限量100本。面向读者只有50本在售。每一本都附摄影师亲笔签名和独立编号。

“袁洁所拍摄的是她故乡克拉玛依的维吾尔族人。作为一个生活在克拉玛依的汉族人,她的观察是以内在人的身份,但同时也是一位外来者。 摄影师对身边这些熟悉的陌生人的审视依然带有几分好奇,但这种观察并非发生在民族,种族,疆域和权力这样的话语环境中,而就是一种人与人之间的打量,正是这种目光的存在,使得观察者也得以走近被摄对象。
袁洁的拍摄并非只是一种中立状态的“记录”,《克拉美丽》这个标题体现了她的态度。“单一”是独裁的恶果,那只能生成乏味无聊的同一和统一,“美丽”来自多元。

袁洁的作品是OFPIX出版的第一本书,我们关注那些有“眼光”的摄影师,他们的观看有着独立的态度,并与世代息息相关。”
——主编 任悦

购买链接:http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/173

New Arrival: Romka Magazine #5

2011 / 12 / 04

Romka magazine is devoted to your personal favorite photographs. It is an opportunity to discover pictures that really matter: the print from your fridge, the portrait of your lover that you always keep in your wallet, pictures of places you love and memories you want to cherish forever. Since all this has nothing to do with an artistic or commercial photographic career, Romka treats amateurs and professionals alike.

杂志展示了来自19个国家36位摄影师、拍照爱好者、学生的摄影作品,Romka杂志里,每一张都是参与者们最爱的那张,这也是这本杂志的创办理念,最珍爱照片收集杂志。为每一个珍藏的、回忆的、感动的瞬间写下记忆里的句子,它背后的每一段故事,都能找到诉说的源泉。

看着这张照片时
我在 想
为什么会是她/他最珍惜的那张照片呢
轻描淡写的描述
却让我更加好奇
那是怎样一个刻骨铭心的时刻

香蕉鱼书店网站购买链接:http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/172

Romka magazine website: http://romkamagazine.com/

New Arrival: Never Far by Sam Ash

2011 / 12 / 04

Rainoff Books presents Sam Ash’s new body of work ‘Never Far”. A collection of photographic stills; capturing the open landscapes a midst the vast English backcountry, and those that inhabit them.

摄影师Sam Ash的英伦之旅摄影作品集
英国偏僻乡野的宁静开阔景色
在地居民祥和生活气息在他的镜头里
有着悠然自得的闲适感
安静生活中的浪漫
拉近的距离和美丽

网站购买链接:http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/176

出版社网站:www.rainoffbooks.com

New Arrivals: Mono.Kultur #27 & #28

2011 / 12 / 04

Spring and summer issues from Mono.Kultur.

Buy them from our website:

http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/174
http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/175

and you are welcome to browse them in the store from now on.

New Arrivals: 2 cds from Lullatone

2011 / 12 / 04

We call it baby music and pajama pop. Two CDs are playing in the store everyday now. They all have a sunshine title, full of funs and childhood sweet.

Old memory CD1: We Will Rock You to Sleep…an introduction to Lullatone: http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/zakka/170

New released CD2: Soundtracks for Everyday Adventures: http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/zakka/171
日日奇遇之歌,适合在每一天打开的曲子,转角的音乐如人生奇遇的妙趣。

Lullatone website: www.lullatone.com