Royal Book Lodge brings together projects and editorial activities initiated at the end of the 80s by Juli Susin and Veronique Bourgoin which developed from the 90s, and more widely in the early 2000s, with an international network of collaborations with artist friends, using the creation of the artist’s book as a focal point.

With Raisa Aid, Adriana Almada, Kai Althoff, Abel Auer, Linda Bilda, Bogdana Borowitch, André Butzer, Dimitri Susin, matali crasset, Gregory Cadars, Salaeina Coulibali, Caroline Dahyot, Sara Glaxia, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Beate Günther, Popline Fichot, Tobias Hauser, Andy Hope 1930, Daniel Johnston, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Dorota Jurczak, Bruce Kalberg, Armin Krämer, Adolfo Kaminsky, Lutz Krüger, Charlet Kugel, Jean-Louis Leibovitch, Anne Lefebvre, Jochen Lempert, Birgit Megerle, Mirron Mitzkewitch, Roberto Ohrt, Ursula Panhans-Bülher, Jonathan Meese,  Anna Parkina, Raymond Pettibon, Oskar-von-Miller Strasse 16, Jason Rhoades, Julia Rublow, Ralph Rumney, Gianfranco Sanguinetti, Schlag (Grems, Tex, Virassamy), Jeanne Susin, Lucia Sotnikova, Miroslav Tichy, Ewa Wojciak, Angel Yegros et d’autres.


A publication about the history of Royal Book Lodge by historian John C. Welchman has been available from Hatje Cantz since June 2023.


The book presents the first in-depth study in over 30 years of Royal Book Lodge’s collaborative activity with an international network of artists. It examines the history and context of the various artistic practices of Royal Book Lodge, having as its nerve center the Artist’s Book and the building of an important archive of works and documents. In 13 chapters, the book explores the various cultural and political geographies of Royal Book Lodge, particularly in the Parisian suburbs, as well as in the stories of emigration and travel on the edge between eras. It addresses issues related to the constructions of fiction, autobiography; the relationship of Royal Book Lodge with certain protagonists of historical avant-gardes; notions of remote control, the archeology of violence and the potential of art as a “first aid kit”.


ROYAL BOOK LODGE by John C. Welchman, Edition Hatje Cantz, 2023. Design and typography : Gregory Cadars, 2023, 348 Pages, 410 Illustrations, 340mm x 240mm, with original lithography by Kai Althoff, Paris.