During British Art Show 9, Abigail Reynolds is developing Elliptical Reading, a regular reading hour at local libraries in each city of the BAS9 tour. Readers meet to share short sections from a favourite book, creating between them an unruly text or word collage, which builds over time.



In Aberdeen, Elliptical Reading is presented at Aberdeen Central Library, where visitors can find books which have been chosen by local readers, re-bound by the artist, and re-shelved by the readers in new places outside their usual categories. An insight into the reader’s choice is included on a bookmark in each book.


Download the map below to explore the library and find the books selected by the readers.