The haec.city website originated as a pandemic-era project designed to mimic the experience of visiting a bookshop during a time when those spaces were inaccessible. Translating the ritual of rummaging into the virtual sphere, clicking on an image substitutes picking up a book that catches our eye, creating an opportunity for serendipitous discoveries absent of algorithms.




James Laughlin, The Way it Wasn’t.
 New Directions, 2006.
M. Callen
Haec City / Also Books
PO Box 90214
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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