Artists’ Books and Independent Publishing Fair

Image: Via Vaudeville's stall at Grand Union, Birmingham, 2009

Artist-led publishing is becoming ever more popular and diverse.


There is a long tradition of artists producing books, from William Blake in the 18th century, to avant-garde artists throughout the 20th century. Artist-led publishing is becoming ever more popular, with contemporary artists broadening the term artists’ books to include zines, multiples and ephemera.


Join us for our first Artists’ Books Fair, where you will be able to choose from a huge range of affordable books, zines, and multiples by artists and independent publishers from across the UK and Europe, including:



A.A.A.B.A.M (Calum F.Kerr)

ABC Artists’ book cooperative

An Endless Supply

AND Publishing

Ania Bas


Camberwell College of Arts


Clare Qualmann

David Rule

Eastside Projects

Extra Special People

Gail Burton

Gallery of Owls

Gordon Yapp


Jatinder Kaur Bains

Karoline Rerrie

Kevin Bennett

Ladies of the Press

Midlands Comic Collective

Mike Clements

P.E.A.R. magazine

The Permanent Bookshop

Plan 9

Ruth Radcliffe

Serena Korda

Simon Goode

The Book Room

Transition Editions

Unrealised Projects

Via Vaudeville!

Walk Walk Walk

Walsall College Book Arts

YH485 Press

Zine Arcade


Calum F. Kerr, representative of The Artists’ Association of Autonomous Book Arts & Magazines, will be wearing his giant, portable coat containing over 50 individual artist books, to be browsed, purchased and potentially pick-pocketed.

Ladies of the Press* Ana Cavic and Renée O’Drobinak will perform LIVE PRESS! throughout the weekend. They will invite visitors and fellow exhibitors to contribute to a gazette which they will publish live at the fair.

Simon Goode will be running a drop-in book binding workshop for adults, 12pm-4pm on Saturday 22 May. Suitable for beginners.


Also throughout the weekend DJs Concrete Famine and The Thrill of It All will be keeping the party going with their eclectic set.


For more information please contact Cheryl Jones on 01922 654464.