Laurel Doody Library Supply was founded to help solve the problems facing artists publishing on a small scale. The project works to distribute these rare and careful publications beyond artists’ social circles, while providing for their long-term safekeeping. Once a year, the project will curate a group of publications and donate full sets to five public archives around the globe. In exchange, these partner archives agree never to deaccession the works, and to tag them as part of the Laurel Doody Library Supply collection: an archive within archives.
The Library Supply project continues the legacy of Laurel Doody, a project space run out of an apartment in Miracle Mile for twelve months in 2015 – 2016, in hopes of both supporting the practices of those involved and extending these ongoing conversations to a wider, lateral audience.