About Us

Division Leap is run by Adam and Kate Davis. The project started in 2005 as a secret gallery in a two bedroom apartment in Northern Manhattan, from which our first catalogs were issued. In 2001 we moved back to our hometown, Portland, Oregon, where we occupied a number of spaces, where we hosted exhibitions, readings, and musical performances, published books, and issued print catalogs. Division Leap closed its last public space at the end of 2016 in order to devote ourselves more fully to travel and discovering and writing about books and archives. We still issue print catalogs, but we also post several times a week at our blog, Archive & Survive. We're currently located in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

We're generalists, but in a specific way - we're most fascinated with the material cultures of the struggle for freedom in a variety of different subjects and disciplines, including art, literature, social movements, sexuality, counterculture, the struggle for women's rights, graffiti, tattooing, the Situationist International and it's aftermath, the history of alternative spaces and nightclubs, cities, urbanism, and the history of independent publishing. 

Our clients include a community of libraries, museums, private collectors, readers, auto-didacts and outsiders passionate about print culture. We specialize in helping to build collections for clients, and finding rare and out of print books. To enquire about any of these services, or to be added to our email or catalog lists, please contact us. 

Division Leap in the Press

 
 
 

Article on DL in Perfect Wave

Article on the 2013 Sinking Bear Exhibition at PS1

Terms: all items offered subject to prior sale. All items are guaranteed to be as described and may be returned within a week of receipt for any reason. If returning an item, please contact us in advance for return instructions. 

Books and ephemera are graded according to antiquarian bookseller conventions, with any significant faults noted. Minor faults commensurate with normal reading wear may not be noted, especially for lower priced items.

Audio records are graded based on Goldmine standards, with NM being our highest grade - i. e. we don't use mint (m) as a grade.

As with even the strictest grading systems, there is always a certain degree of interpretation, and we welcome your questions regarding condition or any other aspect of anything offered.