who we are.

Founded 2012 in Milano, “a certain number of books.” is an artist-run, occasional small press project by Giancarlo Norese and Luca Scarabelli.

Within a series of collaborative books edited by the two artists, the contributors are found through personal invitations, open calls, and by chance. Every title is published after the previous one has been completely sold out (usually 150 copies priced at 10 euros).

Until now, the publications include “mooon.”, about the 22 items left by the astronauts on the Moon, “new (art) order.”, a comic-book parody about the Milanese artworld (with e.t. aliens) written by a young novelist and illustrated by 12 different artists, and “the archive of forgotten ideas.”, initiated by Cecilia Guida. 
Coming soon: "importraits.", an inquiry on self-representation by worldwide artists.