James Franco and Judd Apatow's favourite reads

Actor and producer join host of big names at Phaidon's New York store this month



Phaidon Store, 83 Wooster Street, New York, United States of America


From: 7 December 2011
Until: 22 December 2011

Opening hours:
Event times vary see below for details



Actor and artist James Franco, curator and critic Massimiliano Gioni, and producer, director and screenwriter Judd Apatow are among the big names taking part in events at Phaidon’s New York store in the run up to Christmas.

Franco and co. will be opening their private libraries and revealing the books that have inspired them in their work at the Wooster Street store on December 12. Other artists lifting the lid on their passions and predilections include artists Olaf Breuning and Luis Gispert and curator Aaron Rose. 

Before that, tonight in fact, some of the artists featured in Vitamin P2 will be at the store between 7pm and 9pm for a special reception. RSVP Required; email VITAMIN P2 to store.soho@phaidon.com

If you’re not in New York you can read interviews with them here.

See below for a full list of the free events happening at the store, 83 Wooster Street, New York this month.

December 8th: Arts & Crafts with Core77 and More Paperwork
Design experts and origami innovators Core77 will lead a paper-craft workshop and show us how to design and make your own holiday gifts. 
7pm - 9pm. RSVP Required; email PAPERWORK to store.soho@phaidon.com

December 10th: Olaf Breuning’s Holiday Mayhem
Metro Pictures, Olaf Breuning, and Phaidon Store invite you to enter Olaf’s Holiday Workshop where the artist will be creating customised, illustrated gift wrap. 
2pm - 4pm. RSVP Required; email OLAF to store.soho@phaidon.com

December 11th: CONFETTISYSTEM Workshop
The artists behind installations for Opening Ceremony and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs teach you how to transform simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects to make festive your holiday home.  
3pm - 5pm. RSVP Required; email CONFETTI to store.soho@phaidon.com


Make festive decorations at the CONFETTISYSTEM Workshop on Dec 11Make festive decorations at the CONFETTISYSTEM Workshop on Dec 11


December 12th: Required Reading: Phaidon Personal Libraries Exhibition Reception
View the private libraries that have inspired today’s top creative minds, including James Franco, Mike Mills, Massimiliano Gioni, and Judd Apatow as we host a reception for the exhibition Required Reading: Phaidon Personal Libraries. 
7pm - 9pm. RSVP Required; email LIBRARIES to store.soho@phaidon.com

December 13th: Shop Like A Lady
Join the gift-giving gurus of Bird for personal book recommendations and hand-picked selections from the Brooklyn-based atelier available at Phaidon for one night only.
7pm - 9pm. RSVP Required; email LADY to store.soho@phaidon.com

December 20th: Shop Like A Gentleman
Toast the holidays with a private whiskey tasting courtesy of Hudson Whiskey.
7pm - 9pm. RSVP Required; email GENTLEMAN to store.soho@phaidon.com

December 22nd: The Procrastinators
For those who prefer to wait until the last minute, we will offer pre-wrapped gifts, special deals on our “Stocking Stuffer” mini-format titles, and cocktails to ease the holiday wear and tear. 
7pm - 9pm. RSVP Required; email PROCRASTINATE to store.soho@phaidon.com


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