Happy Christmas from all of us at LCBA!
Be sure to check out new books now available in-person or online from our shop.
Find us at the Chicago Art Book Fair!
We’re delighted to be exhibiting at the inaugural Chicago Art Book Fair, 16th-19th November. We’ll have copies of the US edition of Making Books (Princeton Architectural Press) and a selection of books, zines and publications from our new A6 BOOKS project.
We’re running special bookbinding workshops at the iconic Barbican Centre in November. Participants will have a choice of materials to create their own Japanese Stab-bound notebook by hand. No experience necessary, open to all. Visit the Barbican website for bookings and more information.
Photo by Lee Mawdsley for the Barbican
Upcoming workshops at the London Centre for Book Arts include Introduction to Bookbinding 1 (Pamphlets, Stab-bindings & Concertinas), Boxmaking, Exposed Spine Binding, and Portfolios. Hope you can join us! As always, find the complete and up-to-date listing of our workshops on our Workshops page.
We’re teaming up with G. F. Smith to run a series of demos at their Show Space. Join us this Wednesday 11 October for Japanese bookbinding using the gorgeous Takeo Paper range. Drop-ins welcome, 2–5pm >> 27–28 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DH.
Photo by Yuki Sugiura from our recently published book Making Books.
We’re thrilled to announce that a book that we’ve been working on for the past year is now out in the world.
Making Books by the London Centre for Book Arts (Simon Goode and Ira Yonemura) is a step-by-step guide to creating books by hand at home based on our popular workshops. Published by Pavilion, we were lucky enough to work with Yuki Sugiura on photos, Jay Cover on illustrations, and Makoto Yamada on the design.
In early July we launched our Kickstarter campaign to expand and improve the London Centre for Book Arts to meet the needs of our members and community. Since then, we have been overwhelmed by the response from friends, neighbours, and complete strangers from all over the world. In the end, we exceed our goal of £18,000 by more than £6,000!
The money raised will go directly towards:
- refurbishment of the existing studio space and the new extension
- moving, cataloguing, and expanding our reference library
- building a new space dedicated to reprographics and publishing
- repair or replacement of key equipment.
A heartfelt thank you for your generosity and support from all of us at LCBA.