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Editions At Play, is a free experimental place created between us and Google Creative Labs in Sydney, where everyone can explore delightful books on mobile phones powered by the magic of the internet.

We Kiss the Screens by Tea Uglow and George AI

Combining experiments in print-on-demand, narrative form and mobile UI, We Kiss the Screens is a book that explores digital personalisation and multiple spectrums. It’s about moving the conversation beyond #hashtags or having your name printed on a Coke can.

Breathe by Kate Pullinger

Breathe is a ghost story that comes to you. It knows where you are, it can see your bedroom and it’s our first ever young-adult book, written by Kate Pullinger.

Seed by Joanna Walsh

Seed is a digital story that grows and decays, written by award-winning British author Joanna Walsh. The book uses a sprawling digitally-native canvas to steer the reader through their own unique reading of the book.

A Universe Explodes by Tea Uglow

A Universe Explodes by Tea Uglow is a story of a parent whose world gradually falls apart. A Universe Explodes is also a blockchain book which means it is owned by a collective of people who, through blockchain which works much like a library card ledger, who progressively reduce the book to a single word per page.

Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer

Our book, Tree of Codes pushes the limits of the physical form of the book as cultural object. Tree of Codes recently served as inspiration for Wayne McGregor’s contemporary ballet, currently on tour around the world.

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

A re-imagining of the wonderfully bonkers, truly innovative and still very much culturally relevant Don Quixote. With newly commissioned photography by Jacob Robinson, beautiful design by Fraser Muggeridge and an entirely fresh introduction by award-winning author Ali Smith.

Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen

Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen, one of our Editions At Play launch titles, is a Borgesian love story told through Google Street View, in which the narrator discovers a mysterious key in an abandoned bookshop and gradually learns of its power to open and close doors around the world.

Kapow! by Adam Thirlwell

Exploding with unfolding pages and multiple directions is Kapow! by British writer Adam Thirlwell. A beautifully crafted object told in Thirlwell’s uniquely acrobatic voice, this is a visually immersive storytelling experience like no other.

Composition No.1 by Marc Saporta

Composition No.1 is a re-imagining of a book originally published in the 1960s. The book is the first ever “book in a box”, by French writer Marc Saporta. A book you can read in any order.

Where You Are: A Collection

A collection of writing by 16 writers, artists, thinkers and visuals that explode what a map can be. Where You Are begs the question: What would your personal map be? Here is a book of maps that will leave you feeling completely lost.

The Truth About Cats & Dogs by Joe Dunthorne and Sam Riviere

Our other Editions At Play launch title, The Truth About Cats & Dogs is an unprintable book that takes sides by rivalling Joe Dunthorne and Sam Riviere. The book allows you to switch between their diaries, their poems, their private resentments and public enthusiasms. Though there is no right way to read the story, you’ll soon see that someone must have the last word.

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman was first published in the late 18th century and still considered to be one of the most contemporary books around. Our re-imagination, introduced by Will Self, is our attempt to breathe new life into the book.

All This Rotting by Alan Trotter

All This Rotting is an unstable story about an unstable mind, it is a story about deaths: one sudden and violent, one slow and incremental. It’s a story about loss — of a daughter, a sister, a child’s feet, of a man’s mind. Approach All This Rotting carefully, because like the story, it is very fragile.