Shivastan Publishing Collection. Shivastan Publishing.

Shivastan Publishing Collection.

Item #1912

Granary Books is pleased to present a comprehensive collection of books, broadsides, and ephemera by Shivastan, a small press that operates out of Woodstock, NY, and produces small editions in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Shivastan Publishing was founded in 1997 by Shiv Mirabito, after Allen Ginsberg’s death. Mirabito felt called to continue in the lineage of American countercultural/expatriate publishing in India, begun by Bardo Matrix and Dreamweapon Press (ca. 1970s, with Angus MacLise, Ira Cohen, John Chick, and Dana Young) and continued by Hanuman Books (ca. 1980s–90s, Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente). In this spirit, Shivastan represents a unique intersection of cultural exchange vis-à-vis printing techniques, as well a community of Beat, avant-garde, and countercultural writers. Mirabito focuses on counterculture poets, Buddhist thinkers, and the Woodstock community, including Ed Sanders, Janine Pommy Vega, Anne Waldman, Charles Henri Ford, and Peter Lamborn Wilson among many others.

The collection contains approx. 50 books, 11 broadsides, and approx. 34 items of publishing ephemera. It constitutes a near complete run of the press thus far.

The collection has sold. 

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