Excited to introduce our new tote with artwork by Sophy Hollington! We’ve been a big fan of Sophy’s work ever since we saw her work on the cover of The Poetry Review. We’re thrilled with how it’s turned out, and we hope you do too! The totes are made from heavy weight 100% cotton canvas with a side and bottom gusset. All proceeds from tote bag sales go towards our mission and development at the London Centre for Book Arts. Pick one up in person or online.
Our new reference library in part funded by our successful Kickstarter campaign last year. It’s an ongoing project – growing and cataloguing the collection – and we hope to eventually make it accessible to the public. At the moment the collection of artist books, and reference books on printing, bookbinding, graphic design, etc. are accessible to members, Studio Pass holders, and workshop participants. Thanks to everyone who supported our campaign!
Join us for our new Introduction to Risograph Printing workshop in February, led by artist and educator Esther McManus. Participants will learn the ins and outs of the Riso machine so that they can go on to work independently on their own projects at LCBA. Learn something new in the new year!
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.