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Art Bookstore, Karma, Takes a Temporary Home at 38 Orchard St.

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38 Orchard St. Photo; Karma Books.
38 Orchard St. Photo; Karma Books.

Karma, the well-regarded art bookstore and gallery, has made the move to 38 Orchard St. The new space opened this week in the former home of Project No. 8, the high-end clothing store.

The owner, Brendan Dugan, called the Orchard Street store temporary in an interview with Art News. Karma has been on Great Jones Street for the past three years.

“It could be temporary or it could be permanent,” Dugan said of the new space. “I really like the idea of it, and the location is really great. There’s lots of new foot traffic here.” (Orchard Street, being the mainline through the L.E.S. art district, puts Karma in the center of a number of galleries, a kind of departure from Great Jones Street, which was isolated by comparison.) He said he was working on a program schedule to host events once a week on Orchard Street, veering away from the usual schedule for galleries, which organize new exhibitions every six weeks. “

On Friday from 6-8 p.m., there will be a book launch and screening, featuring artist Paul Lee’s Carousel.

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