BOOK FAIR is the first artist book fair organised and hosted by the London Centre for Book Arts, celebrating five years of making, advocating, and teaching all things artist books and publishing.
When: Sunday 2 December, 11am–5pm
Where: London Centre for Book Arts, an active print studio and bindery housed within one of the few remaining Victorian industrial buildings in Fish Island E3
What: Showcasing artist books and publications by over twenty independent publishers. Just in time for the holidays, visitors will have a chance to buy books and meet the publishers. Seasonal drinks and snacks by London Borough Of Jam.
Publishers: A6 BOOKS Akerman Daly Behind the X Book Works Books From The Future Bricks from the Kiln Bronze Age Camp Books Clinic Colorama common-editions Feminist Print Network Four Corners Books Good Press Hato Press Landfill Editions Nous Vous Occasional Papers Onomatopee Pilot Press Platform Editions PS London Rough Trade Books Setsuko Snootie Studios Studio Operative Synchronise Witches Test Centre The Bower The Everyday Press
Join us for a bookbinding taster workshops in Marylebone on Sat 1 December. If you’ve always wanted to visit us but a trip to E3 was a bit out of your way, this is the perfect opportunity. Learn the craft of bookbinding from experts from the London Centre for Book Arts – with an option to have lunch with us afterwards! Find out more here.
For a limited time, we’re introducing a new way to access our unique facilities. Weekend Studio Membership gives you unlimited access to all bookbinding, printing, and print finishing equipment during open hours on Saturdays and Sundays – for only £55/month. Visit the Membership page for more information.
We’re taking our workshops to Marylebone! Join us for a series of informal bookbinding workshops in the coming months at Carousel, a restaurant and creative hub on Blandford Street. If you’ve always wanted to visit us but a trip to E3 is a bit out of your way, this is the perfect opportunity. Learn the craft of bookbinding from experts from the London Centre for Book Arts – with an option to have lunch with us afterwards.
Join us for an Open Studio on Sunday 23 September 12—5pm to celebrate five years of the London Centre for Book Arts, and 50 years of SPACE Studios. Come have a look at our brand-new shop front designed by our friends Studio Bergini. Events and demonstrations throughout the day including a special book launch for Crayonograph by LCBA residency artist Abbie Freeman in collaboration with Fraser Muggeridge studio from 3–5pm. FREE to attend but RSVP recommended. Don’t miss it!
The next session of Library Study Group: The Joy of Reading is Fri 7 Sept. Held every month at the new LCBA library, the study group is free to join and open to all those interested in publishing, print and book production. Organised by artists/publishers (& LCBA studio members) Esther McManus and Sam Whetton. Free to join but booking is encouraged.
Join us at the LCBA studio for a one-day Introduction to Letterpress Printing on Sunday 9 September. A perfect workshop for people with no prior experience to learn how to prepare work (using our growing collection of wood & metal type and image blocks) and print on a press from start to finish. Hope to see you!