Catalogs

Boo-Hooray Catalog #1

Boo-Hooray Catalog #1

 

Terms: Usual. Not onerous. 

Boo-Hooray welcomes you to our first ever antiquarian book catalog, Catalog #1. For over a decade, we have been committed to the organization, stabilization and preservation of cultural narratives through archival placement. Today, we continue and expand our mission through the sale of individual items and smaller collections, in addition to archives.

We invite you to our new space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where we encourage visitors to browse our extensive inventory of rare books, ephemera, archives and collections by appointment or chance. 

Catalog prepared by Daylon Orr, lieutenant of the Rare Books & Manuscripts Column of Boo-Hooray, and itinerant consultant-at-large Adam Davis. Text by Adam, Daylon, and Johan. All errors are Daylon’s. Layout and design by Jason Fox. Please direct all inquiries to Daylon; Johan and Adam are probably at Di Palo’s.

Price list follows final page of PDF.

Boo-Hooray Catalog #2 (Music)

Boo-Hooray Catalog #2 (Music)

 

Boo-Hooray welcomes you to our second ever antiquarian book catalog, Catalog #2. For over a decade, we have been committed to the organization, stabilization and preservation of cultural narratives through archival placement. Today, we continue and expand our mission through the sale of individual items and smaller collections, in addition to archives.

We invite you to our new space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where we encourage visitors to browse our extensive inventory of rare books, ephemera, archives and collections by appointment or chance.

Catalog prepared by Daylon Orr, lieutenant of the Rare Books & Manuscripts Column of Boo-Hooray, and itinerant consultant-at-large Adam Davis. Text by Adam, Daylon, and Johan. All errors are Daylon’s. Photography by the one and only Joe Conzo. Layout and design by Jason Fox. Please direct all inquiries to Daylon (info@boo-hooray.com); Johan and Adam are probably at Spicy Village.

Record Dreams Catalog

Record Dreams Catalog

 

50 Hallucinations and Visions of Rare and Strange Vinyl

Vinyl, to: vb. A neologism that describes the process of immersing yourself in an antique playback format, often to the point of obsession - i.e. I’m going to vinyl at Utrecht, I may be gone a long time. Or: I vinyled so hard that my bank balance has gone up the wazoo. The end result of vinyling is a record collection, which is defined as a bad idea (hoarding, duplicating, upgrading) often turned into a good idea (a saleable archive).

If you’re reading this, you’ve gone down the rabbit hole like the rest of us.

What is record collecting? Is it a doomed yet psychologically powerful wish to recapture that first thrill of adolescent recognition or is it a quite understandable impulse to preserve and enjoy totemic artefacts from the first - perhaps the only - great age of a truly mass art form, a mass youth culture? Fingering a particularly juicy 45 by the Stooges, Sweet or Sylvester, you could be forgiven for answering: fuck it, let’s boogie!