Come join us at the London Centre for Book Arts for our very first Making Books Summer School! A week-long series of bookbinding workshops taught by experts in an active bindery in east London. Participants will meet for five consecutive days (Monday 24 – Friday 28 June, 10am – 5pm) and learn how to use specialist tools and equipment (including foil-blocking) to create by hand six different book structures and a box. See you at the studio!
We run a wide range of practical, hands-on workshops every weekend at the London Centre for Book Arts. The classes are taught by experts and range from traditional bookbinding, box & portfolio making, letterpress & Risograph printing, to self-publishing. Find out more by visiting our Workshops page.
It was an absolute pleasure having The Albert Kennedy Trust visit us at the LCBA print studio for spot of printing. The Trust is a volunteer-run organisation playing an important role helping homeless LGBTQ+ youth across the UK. You can make a donation if you want to support their mission and help keep LGBTQ+ young people out of the cold this winter.
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.
Behind the X
Books From The Future
Bricks from the Kiln
Feminist Print Network
Four Corners Books
Rough Trade Books
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.
Join us for practical, hands-on workshops at the LCBA studios in Fish Island E3, just a skip away from the Olympic Park and Hackney Wick. We’ve got a full calendar of upcoming workshops including Introduction to Bookbinding 2: Single Section Case Binding and Introduction to Publishing Practices.
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.
A new workshop for those with a bit of bookbinding experience: Learn the techniques of traditional edge decoration and its contemporary uses from book & paper conservator and educator Abigail Bainbridge. Join us for Intermediate Bookbinding: Edge Decoration on Sunday 28 October.
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!