February 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Björk's Handmade Book for Sale

Bjork Book 11829a.jpgA rare Icelandic fairy tale and poetry book, Um ?rnat frá Björk, written and produced by the teenaged Björk in 1984 will be on offer at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair later this week. The sixteen-page folded paper booklet features the singer-songwriter's handwritten text and extensive watercolor and colored pencil illustrations. It is also signed and inscribed by Björk.

According to the bookseller, Schubertiade Music & Arts, the book was acquired "directly from Björk in downtown Reykjavík when she was a young girl selling these on the corner, just on the threshold of world stardom."

The book is believed to exist in fewer than one hundred copies, each uniquely illustrated. It is rare on the market. This one is priced at $9,500. See it for yourself in Pasadena this weekend!

Image courtesy of Schubertiade Books.