Last year we welcomed more than a thousand visitors to our studio in east London to celebrate artist books and publications by independent publishers. Join us again this year to browse and buy books, talk to artists and publishers and support their work.
We’re open to the public Monday–Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am–5pm ––– everything books ––– all welcome
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.
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.
We’re open to the public Monday–Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am–5pm ☁️ all things books 📚 everyone welcome 👋
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.