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! 


Workshops @ LCBA

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



Artist Books & Publications by Independent Publishers

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.

Akerman Daly
Behind the X
Book Works
Books From The Future
Bricks from the Kiln
Bronze Age
Camp Books
Feminist Print Network
Four Corners Books
Good Press
Hato Press
Landfill Editions
Nous Vous
Occasional Papers
Pilot Press
Platform Editions
PS London
Rough Trade Books
Snootie Studios
Studio Operative 
Synchronise Witches 
Test Centre
The Bower
The Everyday Press



LCBA @ Carousel

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.

Concertina Bookbinding on Sat 1 December; and Personalised Case-bound Notebook on Sat 19 January 2019.