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

三人行

2011 / 11 / 22

小小的一家书店
可还是想为从各地来看我们的你
提供一处可以坐下休息的角落
纯净水/绿抹茶/热牛奶
三人行

与我们在一间屋子里

看窗外
这个寒冷的冬天

12月1日:
今天可是逮香蕉鱼的好日子哟!

Bananafish Books Pin

2011 / 11 / 11

可爱的香蕉鱼胸针,是我们为香蕉鱼实体书店开业而制作的一枚纪念pin,限量200个。

任何时候,当你别着逮香蕉鱼的小熊走进书店时,都可以收到我们书店送出的一份小礼物。(礼物随时间变化,每人限领一次。)

For the mémoire of building our little bananafish pool, we made a lovely pin : the bear and the perfect day for bananafish. If you come to the shop with this pin, we will know you are not a stranger, you are our friends. And you will receive a present from us.

for international buyers, please email us first: bananafishbooks@gmail.com
购买链接: http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/zakka/169

We are fine!

2011 / 11 / 07

We are not closed.
We are not lazy.
We are not rich.
We are not big.
We are not a dreamy bookstore.
But we are fine, we are whole.
We are in DaLian, China.

See you SOON!

Bananafish Books, together with our tranquil publishing house A Perfect Book and our newly launched Pausebread Press, welcome you to the first independent publications bookstore of China.

A Perfect Day

2011 / 10 / 11

This summer, Wei and I handmade a video for Bananafish Books’ promotion.

New from Fog linen Work

2011 / 10 / 11

New products from Fog linen Work can be found on our zakka section NOW. Lovely warm and sweet scarfs, dusters and mini kitchen cloths for your home. Please visit our online shop:

http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/zakka

New Arrival: GENMA NAHO by Elvis Press

2011 / 08 / 12

GENMA NAHO,来自日本名古屋ON READING书店主理的出版社Elvis Press的Zine系列,艺术家源馬菜穂的作品集。

画面中心横贯的地平线。
灵动流转的笔触。
融入意识的画面,似乎能让心灵漂流。

鹿与少女的梦之旅。
限量150本。

艺术家介绍:
源马菜穗,常活跃于画廊展览,并在2009年收获东京Wonder Wall艺术奖,是近年来颇受注目的插画师。

出版社网站:http://www.elvispress.jp
香蕉鱼书店网站购买链接:http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/book/154

Bananafish’s Friends: 烟囱&温凌双人展

2011 / 08 / 02

Bananafish’s good friend Yan Cong and his friend are exhibiting their artworks in Bejing.

香蕉鱼书店的好朋友烟囱和他的朋友温凌正在展出北京星空间举办一个名为“大暑”的双人展,感兴趣的可以通过一下信息前去参观:

展览日期:2011-7-23 至 2011-8-23
展览地址:北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路2号院

本土插画创作者烟囱和左马合作自费出版的漫画杂志《叙事癖》123,依然可以在香蕉鱼书店网站购买到:

http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/zines/23

New Arrival: Cloth Inventory

2011 / 08 / 02

香蕉鱼新书上架:

Cloth Inventory 《织布纪》,艺术家lena和maria的摄影作品,收集她们喜爱的衣物和布料逐一拍摄,简单唯美地展示着布纹柔和气质。我的梦想是有一间小书店,做一名童话翻译家,及成为一名textile designer,这本书是梦想收藏之一。

Created in small edition for the new york art book fair, cloth inventory highlights 26 photographs celebrating simple cloth pieces and objects both everyday in their nature and special in their meaning. Like a meditation, this simple book is a calming homage to those soft bits of cloth life all around us.

buy it from Bananafish Books: http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/153

新书上架:Journal of plants

2011 / 08 / 02

We are very happy to have Lines and Shapes‘ beautiful and dreamy life books and zines stocked in our shop this summer.

Journal of Plants:

We love our gardens and all things green. whether in the home or on holiday we are both drawn to gazing at plant life and snapping photographs. our journal of plants takes a look at some of our latest snaps and will show you all that we have been admiring this spring and summer.

Table of contents includes 4 sections: clippings, paris, san francisco, at home.

Buy it from Bananafish Books: http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/152

First photobook published by Bananafish: A r i a 空气 · 咏叹调

2011 / 07 / 18

Bananafish Books is very proud to announce it’s first publication, A r i a, a new photobook by Chen Siran which is also the first book of the photographer.

A r i a: melody of air.

There are 30 images accompanied by three letters written by Siran. Together they are trying to relocate a passing past. Each small peculiarity indicates its weak and fake side, while all creates a countless power to face reality, an infinite world around us.

The book is released under the name of our publisher: A Perfect Book. More info please visit: www.a-perfectbook.com.

Chen Siran is a female photographer currently living and working in the city of Beijing.

A r i a 空气 · 咏叹调
陈思然

一封来自过去的信,曾经的软弱与失败,原来是种子。空气与咏叹调齐吟,你能见到最庞大的美。总有一个明天,在半喜悦半悲伤的等待里。

来自香蕉鱼书店及其背后的香蕉鱼影像书籍出版社A Perfect Book的夏天制作,陈思然的个人摄影作品集。

更多信息可以访问我们的出版网站: www.a-perfectbook.com

New Arrival: Taciturn Heart

2011 / 07 / 03

摄影师Marcelo Gomes以模糊为摄影语言,将摄影主题如一朵彩色的花朵般绽放,盛开。Marcelo的摄影以虚静为美,失焦或是偏移的创作手法,如在无声的交流,沉默寡言的心,摄影师的心。

香蕉鱼书店新书上架:http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/140

The photographs of Marcelo Gomes are not classical or rooted in formalism; rather, they disembark from the tropes of photography and enter an extraordinary realm of spontaneity and reconfiguration of frame. Often out of focus and off centered, the subjects of phenomena, humans, and nature are captured with remarkable vibrancy and colorful hues. Taciturn Heart is Gomes’ second book.

摄影师介绍:Marcelo Gomes,生于巴西的年轻摄影师。2003年移居纽约后,任职于Index magazine。工作中认识了自己的摄影导师Mark Borthwick,之后开始自由摄影师的工作,并形成自己独特的摄影风格。Taciturn Heart是独立出版社hassla为Marcelo Gomes出版的第二本书。第一本为Love and Before, Green and After

Born in Brazil, Marcelo lives and works in New York. He attended the University of Iowa on a full athletic scholarship (basketball) and graduated with a B. A. in Political Science. In 2003 Marcelo moved to New York and began working at Index Magazine where he met photographer Mark Borthwick. He assisted Mark for two years before starting to shoot on his own in 2008.

buy it from bananafish books

摄影师网站:http://marcelogomesphoto.com/

new arrivals: three handmade zins by justin waldron

2011 / 06 / 20

zine 004, zine 005, zine006, Justin的小小手工摄影书(真的是小哦,只有7.5cm宽,10cm高哟!)与季节的更替保持着一致的节奏,这位纽约生,纽约电影学院毕业的年青写真家,拍下的摄影作品好有镜头感。采用喷墨打印技术,手工装帧。朦胧模糊的基调,荒野的印记与怀旧的浓情,尼泊尔旅游途中遇见的孩子们,在广袤飘渺的大地之中,拍下干净天真的模样,在空气中,传来朗诵回音。50本限量制作,是温暖可爱zine的完美代表呢,香蕉鱼书店少量引进。

香蕉鱼书店的夏天推荐,每本都带摄影师亲笔写上的独立编号。

zine 004, zine 005, zine 006, a series of handmade zines that are released on a quarterly basis. each zine is in an edition of 50, and features 12 pages of images printed on hand selected stock.

Justin Waldron is a film photographer based between New York & Kyoto. He makes little handmade zines along with the seasonal greetings. We particularly love the sentimental emotions evoked from his photography. You can enjoy more on his lovely portfolio website:

http://www.justinwaldron.com/

some photoworks by justin:

New Arrival: Fro st by Hiroshi Kiyonaga

2011 / 06 / 18

东京住独立摄影师Hiroshi Kiyonaga的初次写真集[Fro st]。只身踏入北方之地,寂静的冻结期北国,霜雪覆盖下的原野,优雅、天真和坚韧,仿佛与世界隔离。脱离场景的惯常表达,清永洋的摄影作品让自然的原色通过光与影,细腻地述说一个落雪下隐匿之事,富有戏剧化。残忍、凶猛、铺天盖地,人与自然的对抗和融和。在时间和地点,天气和温度构造的情结里,切断的镜头忽而闪现,时间凝固在冰川中,树枝上,寒霜里。

香蕉鱼书店:http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/145

Frost is the first independent book by Tokyo-based photographer Hiroshi Kiyonaga and contains the images he captured on his journey to the north-east region of Japan during the quiet mid-winter. The landscapes in Frost appear covered up, as if submerged by the blanket of snow. The book’s images are highly effective in showing nature as both pure, immaculate and innocent; and yet at the same time, as a severe, treacherous and unforgiving force. Kiyonaga’s photographs also capture the strong sense of humanity which continues to exist even in this harsh and remote environment. Rather than depicting nature in the more usual dramatic artistic terms; as a force of grandeur, ferociousness, cruelty and confrontation, the images in Frost provide a more stark and honest representation of the wild and unadorned reality of nature.

摄影师介绍:清永洋(Hiroshi Kiyonaga),1978年生于日本福冈。1998年毕业于九州艺术工科大学,2003年起成为自由职业摄影师。经常合作的杂志包括:「OZmagazine」、「MACPOWER」、「カメラ日和」、「日経WOMAN」、「GOETHE」、「Number」、「Re:S」。同时也多活跃于网络平台作品的发表和群展中。

Author Profile:

Hiroshi Kiyonaga is a Tokyo-based photographer, who has predominantly shot for magazines and textbooks, journals and essays. Since graduating in 2003, Kiyonaga has worked primarily as a freelance photographer.
www.airnote.jp

部分展览列表:
■ 07年3月「Still」[CRYSTA WEST GALLERY]
■ 09年4月「りす写友会 写真展」 [フォトエントランス日比谷]
■ 09年7月「りす写友会 写真展」 [富士フイルムフォトサロン札幌]
■ 09年8月「Frost」 [albus|アルバス写真ラボ gallery]
■ 10年8月「りす写友会 写真展『しゃしんわ』」 [島根県立美術館]

some works by Hiroshi Kiyonaga

New Arrival: Dali Island

2011 / 06 / 17

以自由、快门摄影风格著称的青年摄影师马蒂2011年6月推出了自己的第二本摄影作品集Dali Island《大理岛屿》。Dali Island vol.1是她于2008年开始拍摄的Photo Story系列第一册,收录的是2008年与2010年夏天的大理故事。

The second photobook published by Chinese young photographer Madi Ju is now available from Bananfish books website:

http://a-perfect-book-for-bananafish.com/books/144

She is best known for the acclaimed My Little Dead Dick project with another photographer Patrick Tsai who is now living in Tokyo.

New Arrival: Paper Products from Nieves & Medium Rare

2011 / 06 / 04

nieves 白色棉纸书签,舒适温柔的手感,阅读时会躲藏在文字和图片里,希望常常看到它,自由独立的精神相伴左右。

Nieves bookmark and medium rare bookmark are the perfect companions to your lovely photobooks and zines. visit our PAPER section to see more pictures.

nieves zine box poster 2010,展示了2010年nieves出版社的17本zine的封面图,各种不同的zine作品彼此相遇于此,欢乐闹腾!望更多人能认识到它们的美。

New Arrival: Around Fog Linen

2011 / 06 / 03

新书上架:Fog linen Work创始人关口由美子自主编辑和独立出版 Around Fog Linen 半年刊物,采访世界各地 FOG 体验者,清新优雅的照片洋溢着平凡幸福的生活气息以及对Fog产品的喜爱。

Around Fog Linen is the publication edited and published by Yumiko Sekine, founder of Fog linen work. It features interviews from different artists, photographers and creatives including:

Maria Alexandra Vettese (艺术家、艺术指导、造型师)
Ryan and Alissa(HORNE杂货店)
Julie Baine (店铺经营)
Rae Dunn (陶艺作家+设计师)
Marisa Shimamoto (写真家)
Jennifer Causey (摄影师)
Sally and Chris (创意人士)
Jenny Hallengren (摄影师)
Lena Corwin (家纺设计+插画师+出版人)
Elodie Rambaud (室内设计)
Lotta Jansdotter (设计师)
Beatrice Peltre (美食专栏撰稿人+造型师+摄影师)

From the book, you will get to know the beautiful sense of fog products in daily life and the attitudes and life inspirations of these people. Great photos and interviews to read happily.

We always love the feeling of linen texture that brings to us. It is so lucky Bananafish zakka could make it close to chinese customers. The classic linen brand Fog has staying in bananafish pool now. You can visit our ZAKKA section to browse the available products we have. We will keeping updating fog linen work in the future.

小事物贴纸

2011 / 06 / 02

Found this cute “post-it” poster of THE LITTLE THINGS on  Leisure notes’ website: http://ariettas.blogspot.com/ If you would like  it to be on your blog or website, you can copy those codes:

<a href=”http://ariettas.blogspot.com”><img src=”http://www.renownintl.com.tw/5.gif” /></a><a href=”http://ariettas.blogspot.com”></a>

The Little Things is the bestseller of Bananafish Books since April. They have been sold out in a very short period. But it will be on the shelf very soon.