Unique Millenium box on sale at Sotheby´s
On the 15th of december a spectacular, unique boxed set of Stieg Larsson´s Millenium trilogy will be sold at Sotheby´s in London. MacLehose had made the box that has been designed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The money raised will go to the Expo foundation where Stieg used to work.
MARK SMITH, C.E.O. of Quercus Publishers:
"MacLehose Press had made a boxed set edition of the Millennium Trilogy after the trade editions were published and I had the idea that an exceptional, one-off copy, designed and made by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, would be not only a a way of honouring our lost author but also a way of raising money through a sale at Sotheby's for Expo, the foundation and magazine that Stieg Larsson had co-founded. The three volumes that they made are magnificent and have the added value of a letter to Stieg of considerable interest which the Larsson family generously gave to us to go inside the boxed set, but the whole binding, which is witty and clever and original and lavish has exceeded my best hopes for it and it goes on sale with the publisher's profoundest respect for Expo and the memory of one of the world's greatest storytellers".
The Estate of Stieg Larsson, namely Stieg Larsson's father and brother, comment on the sale:
"We are greatly impressed by this beautiful one-off binding of The Millennium Trilogy, intricately designed to reflect the contents of the books. It is not only a collector's piece that can be described as an homage to the publishing phenomenon that Stieg's books became following his death, but very importantly its sale will benefit an organisation he believed in deeply. It gives Stieg's brother and myself great pleasure to know that Expo will benefit from funds that will enable the foundation and magazine to continue their hugely important work."
The Expo Foundation is a privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.
In 1995, the white-power music scene was at its peak and Sweden was the world's largest producer of hate propaganda. The same year, seven people were murdered in Sweden in Nazi-related violence.
The Expo Foundation was established in order to counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people.
The initiative was taken by teachers, journalists and youths. Expo adopted a platform which was to be free from any links to specific parties or political groups, with the following purpose: to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech against racist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.
The foundation is the publisher of Expo magazine. Editor-in-chief is Daniel Poohl.
Reports daily news on the homepage, expo.se.
Maintains the Expo archive, the largest source of information on the extreme right and anti-democratic phenomena in all of Scandinavia.
Lectures and informs on the Swedish and European extreme right for, amongst others, teachers, politicians and journalists.
Carries out continuous research on the extreme right.