On September 16, 2016, the art collective Ulises presented Read-ing Market, a temporary public bookshop and reading room installation outside Reading Terminal Market on the 1100 block of Filbert Street in Philadelphia.
Read-ing Market considered the marketplace as a vibrant social commons that bridges commercial, cultural, and creative forms of public space. Visitors were invited to browse, purchase and barter a range of zines, self published books, and independent art publications on contemporary art, design, critical studies, and visual culture. The day featured programming by artists Beth Heinly, Meghan Turbitt and Anthony Romero.
This project was organized in conjunction with Park(ing) Day and made possible by support from Reading Terminal Market.