Bad Quarto

http://badquar.to

A very small press publishing experimental and poetic work in non-traditional formats, from hand-printed cards to computational book art systems: Many things that others don’t find fit to print.

Proprietor: Nick Montfort · Boston & New York · ab@roteirporpdquar.to

Proprietor card for Bad Quarto next to some quoins and such.
Retail site for Bad Quarto.
Bad Quarto is a private press (and listed in the International Register of Private Press Names) that produces work for fun, teaching, and exchange, but also has a retail site and offers some of its publications for sale — there, at the MIT Press Bookstore in Cambridge, MA, and online via the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA. The printing/production of Bad Quarto book objects and other literary matter is done using various systems and equipment, including:

Newly available for online purchase: Hard West Turn (2018 Edition)TypeSliders

Hard West Turn

Hard West Turn, front cover.
Nick Montfort, 2018—
5" × 5" × 320 pp. computer-generated novel.
This is the 2018 edition; Hard West Turn will be regenerated and published annually.
Edition of 13 (corresponding to the original 13 states) + 3 author’s proofs (red, white, and blue).
Copy-edited and designed by the proprietor; Produced on the MIT Press Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.
$130. Our retail site allows you to purchase Hard West Turn online.
Detailed listing for Hard West Turn.

Type

Sheet 3 and some of sheet 2 of Type.
Christian Bök & Nick Montfort, 2016–2018
Folio of three 3.5" × 8.5" sheets in gold-colored case, numbered and initialed by the authors.
Edition of 100 + 10 author’s proofs; Printed on the Adana Eight-Five.
$12. Our retail site allows you to purchase Type online.
Detailed listing for Type.

Taper

Taper #1 table of contents.
Collectively edited, Spring 2017–
Web-based literary journal for short, computational work.
Taper hosts short computational poems and other literary work, composed under the strictures of poetic compression and using practices of sizecoding. The journal is to be published twice yearly, with the first issue published in Spring 2018.
Visit the Taper site.

Sliders

Sliders, front cover.
Nick Montfort, 2017
5" × 5" × 40 pp. book of poetry, MIT Press Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.
$9.99. Our retail site allows you to purchase Sliders online. Also available at the MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.
Detailed listing for Sliders.

Autofolio Babel

Autofolio Babel on a low table, at the Trope Tank.
Nick Montfort, 2017
Unique book object. Standard/reused computer hardware, free software OS and custom free software program.
Autofolio Babel was part of the exhibit History of the Future at the Bostson Cyberarts Gallery, May 26–July 1, 2018.
Detailed listing for Autofolio Babel.

Megawatt

Megawatt, front cover.
Nick Montfort, 2014
5.5" × 8.25" × 252 pp. book, Harvard Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.
$16.
Detailed listing & online ordering via the HBS for Megawatt.

World Clock

World Clock, front cover.
Nick Montfort, 2013
5.5" × 8.25" × 246 pp. book, Harvard Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.
$14.40.
Detailed listing & online ordering via the HBS for World Clock.