Central Booking, Gallery For Art Books & Prints, Comes to 21 Ludlow St.

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21 Ludlow St.

A new gallery is coming to the Lower East Side, but this one is a bit different than many of the other art-focused businesses that  have snapped up storefronts in the neighborhood the past few years.  Central Booking, which specializes in books and prints, has leased a space at 21 Ludlow St., and is in the midst of renovations.

The DUMBO-based gallery was created by Maddy Rosenberg in 2009.  According to the organization’s web site, Central Booking:

…is a new kind of art gallery with a welcoming atmosphere, New York’s own space focusing on the art of the book.  We exhibit the breadth of the various approaches to the form, since the artist’s book can be anything from a pamphlet done inexpensively on a copy machine to a letterpress codex bound book integrating words and images to a sculptural piece that is an object itself.

The 2700 square foot space is located on the west side of Ludlow just above Canal Street.   There are lots of photos on the gallery’s Facebook page documenting the renovation progress.