Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair takes over Central Library this July

Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair takes over Central Library this July

This summer, the iconic Liverpool Central Library will host the fifth Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair, showcasing unique hand-made books, notebooks and cards, bookbinding, book sculptures and everything in between.

Taking place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July 2018, the fair will feature work and stalls from over 60 artists and entry is free to all.

The weekend will also feature workshops from artists Kate Bufton, Julie Dodd and Anna Yevtukh, in the Discover Room and there will be a series of short talks throughout the weekend in the Hornby Room by artists whose work features in the library’s Frankenstein 2018 book art exhibition, which runs until 9th August.

Design for Today

Members of the public are also welcome to join Simon Ryder, Curator of the Frankenstein 2018 exhibition, and Director of Liverpool Book Art, for an informal talk and tour of the exhibition.

The tour is free to attend with no booking required  beginning in the library’s Hornby room on the following dates:

Saturdays 14th July28th July at 1:30pm
Wednesdays 27th June; 4th July25th July at 5:45pm

Confirmed artists for the fair so far include:

Michelle Holland // North West Book Artists Group // Estella Scholes // Anna Yevtukh-Squire // Julie Dodd // Marches Book Art Group // Old Bear Press// Heather Prescott // Mike Clements // whnic PRESS // Yulia Sharova // Less than 500 Press // Andrew Morrison // Chloe Spicer // HB Book Collective // Wirral Metropolitan College // Editorial Facsimile // Sue McLaren & Karen Joyce // Aye-Aye Books // Becky Thornton // Daniel Lehan // Matthew Kay // Tim Shore // Lyn Gibson // Chisato Tamabayashi // Design for Today

Liverpool Central Library is located in the heart of the city centre, on William Brown Street, between the Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum – and just a few hundred metres from Liverpool Lime Street train station.