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. booksfromthefuture:

Applications now open
Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2014
A ten-day summer workshop in London on book design that focuses on self-initiated, practice-based inquiry. Participants of the programme will each design a section of the 1884 science fiction novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, to be published by Booksfromthefuture in collaboration with designer Dante Carlos. In this setting, thinking and making will be experienced simultaneously rather than as separate phases of the design process. As a re-imagining of story and format, participants will discover both individual and collaborative methods that blend research and practice into a single act.
15 places available7–18 July 2014Application deadline 20 May 2014
booksfromthefuture:

Applications now open
Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2014
A ten-day summer workshop in London on book design that focuses on self-initiated, practice-based inquiry. Participants of the programme will each design a section of the 1884 science fiction novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, to be published by Booksfromthefuture in collaboration with designer Dante Carlos. In this setting, thinking and making will be experienced simultaneously rather than as separate phases of the design process. As a re-imagining of story and format, participants will discover both individual and collaborative methods that blend research and practice into a single act.
15 places available7–18 July 2014Application deadline 20 May 2014
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    booksfromthefuture:

    Applications now open

    Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2014

    A ten-day summer workshop in London on book design that focuses on self-initiated, practice-based inquiry. Participants of the programme will each design a section of the 1884 science fiction novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, to be published by Booksfromthefuture in collaboration with designer Dante Carlos. In this setting, thinking and making will be experienced simultaneously rather than as separate phases of the design process. As a re-imagining of story and format, participants will discover both individual and collaborative methods that blend research and practice into a single act.

    15 places available
    7–18 July 2014
    Application deadline 20 May 2014

  2. via Mörel Books
This weekend at Stour Space (just around the corner from LCBA): 
M DASHART BOOK FAIRStour Space, LondonMay 3rd 10AM - 4PM
via Mörel Books
This weekend at Stour Space (just around the corner from LCBA): 
M DASHART BOOK FAIRStour Space, LondonMay 3rd 10AM - 4PM
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    via Mörel Books

    This weekend at Stour Space (just around the corner from LCBA): 

    M DASH
    ART BOOK FAIR
    Stour Space, London
    May 3rd 
    10AM - 4PM

  3. Willem Sandberg: Portrait of an Artist Willem Sandberg: Portrait of an Artist
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  4. Sorting out the bindery tools
image via londonbookarts on Instagram Sorting out the bindery tools
image via londonbookarts on Instagram
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    Sorting out the bindery tools

    image via londonbookarts on Instagram

  5. We recently restocked our shop with more LCBA Bookbinding Tool Kits and we also started carrying Gridded Rulers with Cutting Edge - imported from Japan, these rulers are great for measuring and cutting perfect right angles for detailed projects.

    Visit us Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11am – 6pm, or visit our online shop.

  6. Faber & Faber are busy printing in the LCBA letterpress studio today.  We’re excited to be working with Faber & Faber on their new Faber Fine Press imprint, creating high-quality editions in collaboration with writers, typographers, print-makers and artists. Faber & Faber are busy printing in the LCBA letterpress studio today.  We’re excited to be working with Faber & Faber on their new Faber Fine Press imprint, creating high-quality editions in collaboration with writers, typographers, print-makers and artists.
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    Faber & Faber are busy printing in the LCBA letterpress studio today.

    We’re excited to be working with Faber & Faber on their new Faber Fine Press imprint, creating high-quality editions in collaboration with writers, typographers, print-makers and artists.

  7. Have a think, see what you think, let me know what you think, a collection of drawings and writings by William Edmonds. Published in a large folio style format by Corporeal.
Available at our shop or online at londonbookarts.bigcartel.com Have a think, see what you think, let me know what you think, a collection of drawings and writings by William Edmonds. Published in a large folio style format by Corporeal.
Available at our shop or online at londonbookarts.bigcartel.com
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    Have a think, see what you think, let me know what you think, a collection of drawings and writings by William Edmonds. Published in a large folio style format by Corporeal.

    Available at our shop or online at londonbookarts.bigcartel.com

  8. A small but excellent exhibition of artists’ scrapbooks at the ICA, Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, on view until 11 May 2014.
image of Novolino (2003-2005), Jean-Michel Wicker, via The Guardian A small but excellent exhibition of artists’ scrapbooks at the ICA, Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, on view until 11 May 2014.
image of Novolino (2003-2005), Jean-Michel Wicker, via The Guardian
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    A small but excellent exhibition of artists’ scrapbooks at the ICA, Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, on view until 11 May 2014.

    image of Novolino (2003-2005), Jean-Michel Wicker, via The Guardian

  9. We’ve got a few more spaces available for our upcoming Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings in May.
Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings brings people together at the LCBA studio, one evening each week for a period of four weeks, to learn and practice letterpress printing with help and guidance from expert printmakers.

Letterpress printing is a printing method with a long history. Printing from movable wood or metal type, and other relief surfaces, the letterpress process of printing yields a beautiful, crisp impression.
By the end of the four weeks, participants will print and take home an editioned print of their very own.
Suitable for complete beginners!
We’ve got a few more spaces available for our upcoming Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings in May.
Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings brings people together at the LCBA studio, one evening each week for a period of four weeks, to learn and practice letterpress printing with help and guidance from expert printmakers.

Letterpress printing is a printing method with a long history. Printing from movable wood or metal type, and other relief surfaces, the letterpress process of printing yields a beautiful, crisp impression.
By the end of the four weeks, participants will print and take home an editioned print of their very own.
Suitable for complete beginners!
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    We’ve got a few more spaces available for our upcoming Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings in May.

    Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings brings people together at the LCBA studio, one evening each week for a period of four weeks, to learn and practice letterpress printing with help and guidance from expert printmakers.

    Letterpress printing is a printing method with a long history. Printing from movable wood or metal type, and other relief surfaces, the letterpress process of printing yields a beautiful, crisp impression.

    By the end of the four weeks, participants will print and take home an editioned print of their very own.

    Suitable for complete beginners!

  10. Ivor Robinson, master bookbinder and teacher (28 October 1924 - 19 February 2014)
image from Robinson’s Introducing Bookbinding via Stopping Off Place Ivor Robinson, master bookbinder and teacher (28 October 1924 - 19 February 2014)
image from Robinson’s Introducing Bookbinding via Stopping Off Place
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