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We are really pleased to announce The Seventh Manchester Artists’ Book Fair on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2012 at Manchester School of Art

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. 

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.

We 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 we will be holding a seminar on Artists’ Books with special international guest speakers and lively debate all around.

We are now taking bookings for tables at the book fair and already have healthy interest. The main gallery can accommodate approximately 40 tables, available on a first come first served basis. The tables will measure 6’ x 2’3” and be provided with a chair (there will be a limited number of spare chairs available) and a tablecloth. In addition, there will be a room (with no natural light) off the main gallery, where a number of shared tables will be available as halves (each half with a chair but without a tablecloth). We picture these as appealing mostly to zine artists and students, but again the system will be first come, first served. If you would like to take part in this year’s fair, the fee is £60 for a full table in the main room or £30 for a half table in the side room, payable in advance. 

For all enquiries contact Sean Rorke or Karen Mercer on 0161 743 3111 (from Wednesday afternoon to Friday of each week), or e-mail marking your e-mail Manchester Artists’ Book Fair 2012.

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