For Christmas this year, we’re offering free gift wrapping on all online orders and in-store purchases of Making Books and bookbinding tool kits. For online orders, we recommend placing orders by Tuesday 17 December, and if you’re shopping in-person, we will be open until Friday 20 December before we close for our annual winter break.
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
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