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Alain Benoist's Facade – all volumes 1-14 will be availableCourtesy November Books

Lily Cole’s guide to what to buy at the Room&Book fair

The event, co-founded by Claire de Rouen owner Lucy Moore, will be offering up vintage ephemera and rare photo books

This weekend the ICA will play host to a treasure chest of rare publications and vintage ephemera courtesy of the Room&Book fair. Founded by London's iconic Claire de Rouen bookshop owner Lucy Moore and publisher and collector Charles Asprey, the event, now in its second year, will see merchants stocking up their trundle tables with titles like documentarian Dick Jewell's Found Photos and feminist activist Lynda Benglis's infamous, and original, Artforum t-shirts. Bringing together 18 key publishers from around the globe, making a beeline for the best bits will no doubt be a task in itself. To save you the trouble, we asked Moore and ex-model, activist and Claire de Rouen co-owner Lily Cole to share with us what they'll be shoving into their book bags come Friday.

FOUND PHOTOS, DICK JEWELL 1981

“A briliant cult book from Dick Jewell – photographer, printmaker and filmmaker, as well as one of the most important raconteurs of the cultural life of 80s London. Found Photos contains Jewell's collection of discarded photobooth snaps, found in London and Brighton throughout the 1970s.” – Lucy Moore

FACSIMILE II, BRUNO ZHU 2015

“In Facsimile II, Zhu tracks the notes added to an image he posted to Tumblr, linking through to users' home pages and compiling an archive of the their self-written biographies. The Surrealists' fascination with shapeshifting is updated for the 21st Century – Facsimile II asks whether the Internet is the ultimate platform from which to explore the multiplicity of identity and how it is altered through interaction.” – Lily Cole

ISA GENZKEN 2014

“A very beautiful catalogue for German artist Isa Genzken's exhibition at Museion in Bolzano (2010). With contributions from artists including Mark Leckey, Liam Gillick and Simon Denny, and a poster insert of installation views. Now out-of-print.” – Lucy Moore

CINEMATICS ISSUE 1 1970

“A London-based film magazine which began on the 1 January 1970 and focussed on experimental film work. This founding issue has a cover by rock poster artist Martin Sharp and is...very scarce!” – Lily Cole

KWADRAATBLAD, DIETER ROTH 1965

“De Kwadraat Bladen, or The Quadrat-Prints, were published by Dutch publishers Steendrukkerij De Jong & Co. from 1953 onwards as experimental print projects. This is Dieter Roth's contribution, and contains enlarged pages from his Daily Mirror Book (1961) which consisted of 2cm x 2cm cuttings from newspapers. Sixty pages in total are re-presented here as loose sheets at 25 x 25 cm. Paul Lawrence of November Books describes it as 'insanely rare'.” – Lucy Moore

FACADE ALAIN, BENOIST (ED.) 1976-1983

“Cult French fashion magazine that was inspired by Andy Warhol's Interview.” – Lily Cole

ARTFORUM T-SHIRT LYNDA BENGLIS 1974

“In November 1974, Greek-American artist and feminist icon Lynda Benglis placed an advertisement in Artforum magazine in which she wore nothing but a pair of sunglasses and a dildo. Benglis states the work was 'a study of the objectification of the self, myself in relation to the subject of the pinup'. She funded this artwork by selling T-shirts printed with the same image. This is one of them...” – Lily Cole

ARCHIPELAGO MATTHEW PORTER 2015

“Brooklyn-based photographer Matthew Porter is interested in 'the legacy of the photographic image, and its capacity to reach across history, to make intelligible to us what we already know, or, encountered at the right moment, that which we could not otherwise know.' This is a new monograph of his work, published by MACK.” – Lucy Moore

Moore will have copies for sale at her stand

WOMEN AGAINST IMPERIALISM, ORIGINAL PLACARD MADE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 1988

“An original demo placard bearing a poster printed by radical Marxist feminist group, Women Against Imperialism. The group protested against the detention of female prisoners of war from Puerto Rico and elsewhere outside the Plesanton Federal Correctional Institution in California on Saturday 5th March 1988, International Women's Day.” – Lucy Moore

MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT, TRENT PARKE 2013

“This long-awaited photobook from acclaimed Australian photographer Trent Parke was sold out within weeks of being published. It's the record of a two-year long, 90,000km road trip that Parke made across the Australian continent. The photographs are alchemical – with the snap of his shutter Parke transforms his subjects into surreally beautiful, emotional evocations of lived experience.” – Lily Cole