Established in 2010 by Bryan Leitgeb and James McKee, Mast Books is a bookstore and gallery space located in New York City’s East Village.
Mast Books curates a rotating selection of rare and out-of-print titles presented alongside contemporary publications from small press publishers worldwide.
From its inception Mast Books has developed exhibitions, cultural programming and events, including readings, performances, and public talks. Past collaborators have included such luminaries as Jonas Mekas, Glenn O’Brien, Luc Sante, Peter Sutherland, Adam Pendleton, Genesis P-Orridge, Jim Walrod, Coco Capitan, Reginald Sylvester, Mark Borthwick, Mary Manning, Ari Marcopoulos, Justin Adian, Grace Albohm, Peter Halley, among others.
In addition to partnering with outside creative branding agencies, designers and publishers, Mast Books provides consulting and library building services for private clients, galleries, museums, educational institutions, fashion and interior designers. Partner’s have included such groups as Apartamento, Philip Lim, Etudes, Century 21 and Owl Bureau LA.