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Wick Curiosity Book Shop

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Wick Green
Hackney Wick
London

The Wick Curiosity Book Shop has been especially assembled for the Hackney Wick Festival, bringing together publications, books, posters, postcards, fanzines ... with a special focus on Hackney Wick. Part display part book shop, allowing visitors to browse the growing archive and purchase those items which we had available for sale. The structure housing the book shop on the back of the WOW milk float was developed as a first micro prototype using reclaimed material harvested in Hackney Wick and assembled collectively at a public hands on workshop in Queens Yard.

The local collection is on display at the public works studio in Hackney Wick and can be viewed by appointment.

The Hackney Wick Festival (HWF), is an annual local community organised festival. Hackney Wick Festival is also a community organisation wich managed the Wick Ward fund. Local people will help invest £1million of Big Lottery Funding over 10 years, to make Wick Ward a better place to live. The Wick Curiosity Book Shop was supported by the Hackney Wick Festival.

The Book collection will be uploaded to the Wick Curiosity Shop website shortly