We are already planning this year’s Manchester Artists’ Book Fair. Expected to be in October as usual this will be te 6th year we have run the event wghich has become a regular slot on the calendar of book arts events [along with Leeds Book fair, Glasgow, Bristol and Oxford].Expected to be held in the Holden gallery of Manchester Metropolitan University we are scheudling meetings with the powers that be to cement dates and details.
We will announce more in the coming weeks and months.
We are also planning events and talks to complement the fair and will be working once again with Special Collections Library and some international names in the book arts world to give an added dimension to the procedings.
Once again there will over 40 tables beautiful books that have been risographed, screenprinted, relief printed, etched soft- and hard-backed books; zines and pamphlets; tiny letterpressed delights; posters printed using woodcuts; irresistible decorative papers and practical bone folders, needles, thread; beautifully folded and manipulated book sculptures, and much much more.
Every year there are old and new faces behind the stands, and while many visitors return time after time, there are always newcomers delighted to discover the exciting, fascinating and above all varied world of book arts.
Entrance for visitors to the fair is free.
For more information, please visit the special MABF website for the event.
We are always pleased with the beautiful range of works and the evidence of so much dedication to this specialist field of art and craft. We are proud to be supporting artists in this way and hope to be able to continue to build year on year with a solid reputation a bigger audience and a lot of periphery events such as the lecture and talks we schedule to coincide with the event with the wonderful Special Collections Library at MMU.