2014 Book Fairs

A new year brings new reasons to be excited, and for us at Ffotogallery we are excited for the many book fairs and festivals that are happening around the UK in the coming year! Here is some information and details on ones we have spotted and think it would be worth while to take a closer look at and maybe get involved with.

Leeds Print Festival
24th-31st January 2014
Leeds Print Festival
For the third year running, 2014’s champions contemporary and traditional print making processes with a series of events spanning a whole week. Including; an opening night celebration, print exhibitions, a series of talks and of course, the print fair itself.

The London Book Fair
8th, 9th & 10th April 2014
London Book FairThere is a huge amount that can be discovered at LBF. It might be the company that can convert your book to digital, the seminar that reveals a new approach to marketing, the future-gazing presentation that transforms your strategy. Or it might just be a chance meeting that leads to future business. The entire publishing industry is represented at LBF, with over 1500 stand holders in Earls Court 1 and 2 as well as 580+ table holders in the International Rights Centre. There are also over 200+ subjects being covered within the seminars!
Bristol Anarchist Book Fair
26th April, 2014, Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol

Bristol Anarchist Book Fair 2014With a wide range of talks covering everything from anarchism and education to extreme energy and prison abolition; over 60 stalls; an outdoor space and activities (including a bouncy castle!); the Radical History Zone at Hydra Books; Kebele’s superb vegan cafe; Permanent Culture Now marquee; and a lively after party at The Croft.

If you would like to get involved with the organisation of this book fair, contact bristolanarchistbookfair@riseup.net for more details!

Turn The Page Artists’s Book Fair
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May 2014 @ Forum, Norwich
Turn The Page Norwich
Turn The Page artists’ book fair is a UK and international exhibiting and selling platform for artists who are creating work that is inspired by the structural and conceptual properties of the book form.
The event is held over 2 days in the spectacular atrium
at the Forum, Norwich and is fast establishing its place amongst the top UK Book Art events.

Nairn Book and Arts Festival
2nd – 7th September 2014, Selected Venues over the area of NairnNairn Book Art FairOver the years the literary events have attracted a selection of well-known names across a range of genres, including Iain Banks, Christopher Brookmyre and A L Kennedy, as well as nationally and internationally renowned speakers like Kate Adie and Trevor Royle. For music lovers there has been a diverse range of performances from Scottish traditional to jazz music, past performers include the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and The Temperance Seven.

One of Scotland’s favourite book and arts events, the Nairn Book & Arts Festival prides itself on celebrating Highland culture and history, with an emphasis on Gaelic culture. The programmes are always broad reaching with appeal for tourists from the UK and overseas as well as our local audience.


Ffotogallery Bookshop at Plymouth Artists Book Fair

Ffotogallery are pleased to announce we’ll be holding a stall at Saturday’s Plymouth Artists’s Book Fair. The fair forms part of the Plymouth International Book Festival and will be held at Plymouth University. Please do come along and see us if you’re in the area! On offer will be our finest new and old titles, all at special PABF discount prices and people eager to have a good old chat about photography and our experience of independently publishing and promoting books as a non-profit arts organisation.
We’ll be exhibiting alongside these fantastic people and maybe more – cannot wait to see their stalls too!
Umbrella Book Coop
Atlantic Press
Mule Press
Dave Kent
Pirrip Press
For more information about the fair visit http://pabf.tumblr.com/

Call for books: Plymouth Artists’ Book Fair

Plymouth Artists' Book Fair

Call for submissions: Hot Bed Press

Hot Bed Press are now inviting submissions to the 7th Manchester Artists’ Book Fair.

This year the fair will be held over two days, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October, and will take place as usual in the Holden Gallery at the Manchester School of Art. The fair has also expanded to include a further area where zines in particular will be on show.

We are also excited that the book fair will be part of the Manchester Weekender, with other events nearby on and around Oxford Road including the Paper exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery as well as launch events at The Ciornerhouse and The Whitworth Art Gallery as well as pop-up events and cafe’s still to be announced.

Hot Bed Press have once again joined forces with Special Collections whowill be showcasing its collection of artists’ books as well as an exhibition of works by Anthony Ratcliffe, and they will be holding a seminar on Artists’ Books with special international guest speakers and lively debate all around.

If you are interested in securing a stand, please get in touch with Karen Mercer on info@hotbedpress.org or call 0161 743 3111 on Fridays.


Deadline: 11 August 2012

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Coracle Press 1989-2012 exhibition
COPY in residence
Pop-up Artist Bookshop

Inspired by the pioneering work of Coracle Press, who for over 35 years have collaborated with artists and poets from Kurt Schwitters to Richard Tuttle to expand the creative possibilities of publishing, Site Gallery presents print it. Drawing its title from Charles Olson’s call to DIY action, print it is an exhibition, workshop series, residency space for artist collective COPY and pop-up international bookshop with experimental publishers world-wide.

Coracle Press 1989 – 2012 has been organised by Coracle as part of the touring exhibition Printed in Norfolk.

Further information on events and public programme will be posted on the Site Gallery website soon. Click for further information on COPY

Printed Matters: A Photobook Symposium

Back in February this year, Ffotogallery in partnership with Chapter and Third Floor Gallery organised a weekend of publishing related events to coincide with BAF6. This included a Book Launch of Ffotogallery’s recent title, Inside the View by Helen Sear and Printed Matters: A Photobook Symposium. The symposium, chaired by Diane Smyth from the British Journal of Photography, was a huge success, with speakers travelling to Cardiff from as far as Berlin, to raise significant discussion and debate surrounding the triumphs and tribulations of photobook production from a wide range of perspectives, from that of the artist working with an independent publisher, a self-publishing photographic artist to those of a photobook collector, book reviewer, designer and producer.

Here are some shots of how the sessions unfolded…

All photographs (c) Dimitra Kountiou


Opportunity: Submit for free stalls at Plymouth’s first Artists’ Book Fair


This September Plymouth will be hosting its first ever International Artists’ Book Fair as a part of Plymouth International Book Festival.

The call is currently ‘out’ for stall holders and absentee table contributors so the team is keen to hear from publishers, artists and makers of all things book-related to take part in this super special event taking place on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Participating in PABF is, like our Book Arts Fayres, free of charge (a cause we believe in!) and therefore is a rare and valuable opportunity to share your works and wares with a new audience, meeting and getting inspired by like-minded makers and initiatives – and a worthwhile excuse for an adventure to Plymouth.

We’re really excited that BAF6 stall holder Oliver Uddy of Antler Press is part of the PABF team – you can get in touch with him here for more information about how to get involved.