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Central Library: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books & Book Fair

2 June – 6 July 2014

Open throughout Library opening hours (Mon-Fri 09.00-20.00; Sat 09.00-17.00; Sun 10.00-17.00)


Liverpool Book Art invites you to a unique and eclectic exhibition of artists’ books in Liverpool’s beautiful refurbished Central Library. The exhibition is the first of its kind in Liverpool, showing the best of contemporary work from across the UK, ranging from unique bindings through fine press limited editions to altered books and sculptural work. These will be exhibited alongside rare works from the Library’s collection, including books by William Morris, Matisse and Goya. The exhibition includes over 30 artists and over 40 works.

This is a unique opportunity to see not only the best contemporary work in one place, but also to see view books from the Library’s collection which are not usually seen by the public. Fine bindings and book covers will also be on display. The exhibition takes place in the Hornby Room, which is part of the Library which is a listed building.

Elizabeth Shorrock: Double Concertina
Elizabeth Shorrock: Double Concertina

Artist Book Fair: 4 – 5 July 2014

11.00 – 18.00 and 10.00 – 17.00


Part of the The Exhibition of Artist Books.

This is a unique opportunity to meet the artists who make the type of works in the exhibition, and to buy directly from them. Several of the artists whose work has been selected for the exhibition will be there.

Artist participants come from across the UK, and will be showcasing and selling their work. We are delighted at the quality, diversity and creativity of the participating artists. Fun drop-in workshops for children and demonstrations of book-making techniques are also taking place over the two days of the Fair.

Further details of both the exhibition and the fair, including lists of participants, can be found at