London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) is the UK’s only open-access resource and education centre dedicated to book arts. Located in Fish Island, near Hackney Wick in east London.

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  1. A new print by Nic Burrows and a new zine by Jay Cover, both editioned at LCBA, is now available from our shop and online at http://londonbookarts.bigcartel.com/

  2. A special thanks to our friends Esme Winter for providing their beautiful pattern papers for our workshops at Foyles this past weekend.

We’re big fans of their simple and considerate designs and their commitment to local makers and materials.
A special thanks to our friends Esme Winter for providing their beautiful pattern papers for our workshops at Foyles this past weekend.

We’re big fans of their simple and considerate designs and their commitment to local makers and materials.
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    A special thanks to our friends Esme Winter for providing their beautiful pattern papers for our workshops at Foyles this past weekend.

    We’re big fans of their simple and considerate designs and their commitment to local makers and materials.

  3. Photos from our weekend at Foyles.

    On Saturday and Sunday, LCBA ran a series of events and workshops as part of the Grand Opening Festival of the new Foyles flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road. A big thank you to everyone helped out, to Foyles, and to Esme Winter (http://www.esmewinter.co.uk/) for donating their beautiful pattern papers for the workshops.

  4. Join us this weekend at Foyles!
We’re teaming up with Foyles and running a series of events as part of the month-long Grand Opening Festival of their new flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road.
On Saturday (14 June), LCBA will be creating a live window display; letterpress printing and binding books in the new shop window.
The following day, Sunday 15 June, we’ll be running an afternoon of bookbinding and letterpress printing workshops for kids and adults.
Printing and Bookbinding, a workshop for kids 3 – 3:45pm Hand Crafted Books, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5:15pm
Pop-up Letterpress Studio, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5pm
Join us this weekend at Foyles!
We’re teaming up with Foyles and running a series of events as part of the month-long Grand Opening Festival of their new flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road.
On Saturday (14 June), LCBA will be creating a live window display; letterpress printing and binding books in the new shop window.
The following day, Sunday 15 June, we’ll be running an afternoon of bookbinding and letterpress printing workshops for kids and adults.
Printing and Bookbinding, a workshop for kids 3 – 3:45pm Hand Crafted Books, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5:15pm
Pop-up Letterpress Studio, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5pm
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    Join us this weekend at Foyles!

    We’re teaming up with Foyles and running a series of events as part of the month-long Grand Opening Festival of their new flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road.

    On Saturday (14 June), LCBA will be creating a live window display; letterpress printing and binding books in the new shop window.

    The following day, Sunday 15 June, we’ll be running an afternoon of bookbinding and letterpress printing workshops for kids and adults.

    Printing and Bookbinding, a workshop for kids
    3 – 3:45pm

    Hand Crafted Books, a workshop for adults
    4:15 – 5:15pm

    Pop-up Letterpress Studio, a workshop for adults
    4:15 – 5pm

  5. Detail of a new edition by Nic Burrows of Nous Vous. Printed at the LCBA studio. Detail of a new edition by Nic Burrows of Nous Vous. Printed at the LCBA studio.
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    Detail of a new edition by Nic Burrows of Nous Vous. Printed at the LCBA studio.

  6. Today is the grand opening of the new Foyles flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road.
Next weekend, We’re teaming up with Foyles and running a series of events as part of the month-long Grand Opening Festival. On Saturday 14 June, LCBA will be creating a live window display; letterpress printing and binding books in the new shop window. The following day, Sunday 15 June, we’ll be running an afternoon of bookbinding and letterpress printing workshops for kids and adults. Printing and Bookbinding, a workshop for kids 3 – 3:45pm Hand Crafted Books, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5:15pm
Pop-up Letterpress Studio, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5pm
See you there!
(image via The Independent) Today is the grand opening of the new Foyles flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road.
Next weekend, We’re teaming up with Foyles and running a series of events as part of the month-long Grand Opening Festival. On Saturday 14 June, LCBA will be creating a live window display; letterpress printing and binding books in the new shop window. The following day, Sunday 15 June, we’ll be running an afternoon of bookbinding and letterpress printing workshops for kids and adults. Printing and Bookbinding, a workshop for kids 3 – 3:45pm Hand Crafted Books, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5:15pm
Pop-up Letterpress Studio, a workshop for adults4:15 – 5pm
See you there!
(image via The Independent)
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    Today is the grand opening of the new Foyles flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road.

    Next weekend, We’re teaming up with Foyles and running a series of events as part of the month-long Grand Opening Festival.

    On Saturday 14 June, LCBA will be creating a live window display; letterpress printing and binding books in the new shop window.

    The following day, Sunday 15 June, we’ll be running an afternoon of bookbinding and letterpress printing workshops for kids and adults.


    Printing and Bookbinding, a workshop for kids
    3 – 3:45pm

    Hand Crafted Books, a workshop for adults
    4:15 – 5:15pm

    Pop-up Letterpress Studio, a workshop for adults
    4:15 – 5pm

    See you there!

    (image via The Independent)

  7. This weekend!
Room & Book is a new book fair held at the ICA and organised in collaboration with Claire De Rouen Books, with a focus on specialist booksellers and dealers in the UK.
The fair boasts a great list of participants including Diagonal Press, Oliver J Wood, Luminous Books and more. This weekend!
Room & Book is a new book fair held at the ICA and organised in collaboration with Claire De Rouen Books, with a focus on specialist booksellers and dealers in the UK.
The fair boasts a great list of participants including Diagonal Press, Oliver J Wood, Luminous Books and more.
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    This weekend!

    Room & Book is a new book fair held at the ICA and organised in collaboration with Claire De Rouen Books, with a focus on specialist booksellers and dealers in the UK.

    The fair boasts a great list of participants including Diagonal Press, Oliver J Wood, Luminous Books and more.

  8. We’re looking forward to the launch of Please Come to the Show, the latest publication from Occasional Papers.

via Occasional Papers
To mark the launch of our latest publication – ‘Please Come to the Show’, edited by Museum of Modern Art Bibliographer David Senior – we have invited Berlin-based Bar Vulkan to host an evening devoted to celebrating the exhibition invitation card, a key yet often overlooked element of exhibition-making. David Senior’s wide-ranging selection of invitation cards and flyers from the Museum of Modern Art Library from the 1960s to the present will prompt remarks from book contributors, designers, artists and publishers including Ruth Blacksell, Sara De Bondt, David Crowley, Juan Cruz, Gustavo Grandal Montero, Will Holder, Antony Hudek, Patrick Lacey, Kaisa Lassinaro, Marysia Lewandowska, John Morgan, Fraser Muggeridge and Clive Phillpot, among others. Please Come in the Show Tuesday 10 June, 6.45pm ICA Studio £3/£5 Tickets are available via the ICA website:http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/please-come-show We’re looking forward to the launch of Please Come to the Show, the latest publication from Occasional Papers.

via Occasional Papers
To mark the launch of our latest publication – ‘Please Come to the Show’, edited by Museum of Modern Art Bibliographer David Senior – we have invited Berlin-based Bar Vulkan to host an evening devoted to celebrating the exhibition invitation card, a key yet often overlooked element of exhibition-making. David Senior’s wide-ranging selection of invitation cards and flyers from the Museum of Modern Art Library from the 1960s to the present will prompt remarks from book contributors, designers, artists and publishers including Ruth Blacksell, Sara De Bondt, David Crowley, Juan Cruz, Gustavo Grandal Montero, Will Holder, Antony Hudek, Patrick Lacey, Kaisa Lassinaro, Marysia Lewandowska, John Morgan, Fraser Muggeridge and Clive Phillpot, among others. Please Come in the Show Tuesday 10 June, 6.45pm ICA Studio £3/£5 Tickets are available via the ICA website:http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/please-come-show
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    We’re looking forward to the launch of Please Come to the Show, the latest publication from Occasional Papers.

    via Occasional Papers

    To mark the launch of our latest publication – ‘Please Come to the Show’, edited by Museum of Modern Art Bibliographer David Senior – we have invited Berlin-based Bar Vulkan to host an evening devoted to celebrating the exhibition invitation card, a key yet often overlooked element of exhibition-making.

    David Senior’s wide-ranging selection of invitation cards and flyers from the Museum of Modern Art Library from the 1960s to the present will prompt remarks from book contributors, designers, artists and publishers including Ruth Blacksell, Sara De Bondt, David Crowley, Juan Cruz, Gustavo Grandal Montero, Will Holder, Antony Hudek, Patrick Lacey, Kaisa Lassinaro, Marysia Lewandowska, John Morgan, Fraser Muggeridge and Clive Phillpot, among others.

    Please Come in the Show
    Tuesday 10 June, 6.45pm
    ICA Studio
    £3/£5

    Tickets are available via the ICA website:
    http://www.ica.org.uk/
    whats-on/please-come-show

  9. From last night at the LCBA studio: Nic from Nous Vous preparing to print a lino cut. From last night at the LCBA studio: Nic from Nous Vous preparing to print a lino cut.
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    From last night at the LCBA studio: Nic from Nous Vous preparing to print a lino cut.

  10. New books in the LCBA shop, including Full Color by Karel Martens, some classic, out-of-print, bookbinding manuals, and some titles from Four Corners Books. Visit us Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am to 6pm or online at londonbookarts.bigcartel.com. New books in the LCBA shop, including Full Color by Karel Martens, some classic, out-of-print, bookbinding manuals, and some titles from Four Corners Books. Visit us Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am to 6pm or online at londonbookarts.bigcartel.com.
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    New books in the LCBA shop, including Full Color by Karel Martens, some classic, out-of-print, bookbinding manuals, and some titles from Four Corners Books. Visit us Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am to 6pm or online at londonbookarts.bigcartel.com.