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LCBA + Covid-19

Donate what you can to help support the London Centre for Book Arts.

The London Centre for Book Arts is a small artist-run organisation with no outside funding. We are, and have been, an entirely self-sustaining organisation. This means that for the past seven years, we have been able to support all of the work that we do through workshop ticket sales, membership, and sales through our online shop.

In this unprecedented situation that we (along with other artists, small organisations and businesses) find ourselves in, we’re asking for your support. All funds raised will go towards supporting our small but dedicated community and ensuring that we can weather the storm and plan for the future.

(In the coming months you can be sure that we will be busy creating something unique in the studio to send out as thank you gifts!)

 

Winter Break

The London Centre for Book Arts will be closed for our annual winter break Saturday 21 December 2019 – Friday 3 January 2020. The studio, bindery, and shop will re-open on Saturday 4 January 2020.

Any online orders placed during this time will be dispatched on Monday 30 December 2019 & Thursday 2 January 2020.

Thank you for all of your support in 2019 and look forward to seeing you again in the new year!

Ira & Simon

 

BOOK FAIR 2019

The second annual BOOK FAIR is Sunday 1 December, 11am–6pm, at the London Centre for Book Arts. All welcome!

A showcase of more than 30 independent UK and international publishers (and a jam maker) at an artist-run print studio and bindery housed within one of the few remaining Victorian industrial buildings in Fish Island E3.

Publishers: 3-Ply, A6 BOOKS, Akerman Daly, Book Works, Bricks from the Kiln, Bronze Age Editions, Chateau International, Clinic, Colorama, Four Corners Books, Good Press, Inga, Landfill Editions, Makina Books, Murmur Anthology, Occasional Papers, Onomatopee, Open Editions, Pilot Press, Primary Information, Prototype, PS London, Roma Publication, Rough Trade Books, Setsuko, Spector Books, Strange Attractor, Synchronise Witches, Talker, The Everyday Press, Tinted Window, Uniform Books

 

Hackney Wicked Summer Open Studio

Join us Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 12–6pm for our Summer Open Studio as part of Hackney WickED, a celebration of culture in Fish Island and Hackney Wick. Come for books, a spot of printing, a chat and a browse. Drinks provided by our friends at East London Brewing. 

 

New session! Making Books Summer School

Another session just added! Come join us at the London Centre for Book Arts for 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 26 – Friday 30 August) and learn how to use specialist tools and equipment (including foil-blocking) to create by hand six different book structures and a Solander box.

 

Making Books Summer School

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!