The London Art Book Fair

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This free fair at the Whitechapel Gallery presents the best in international contemporary art publishing. Browse beautiful artists’ books, rare art publications and catalogues from over 80 publishers. Enjoy a packed programme of talks and events, get involved in workshops on print and bookmaking and have your books signed by leading artists and authors.

Join us for the Opening Evening on Thursday 25 September (6-9pm).

Opening times: Friday 26 September 11am – 9pm.

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 11am – 6pm.  

Free entry


Over the weekend:

The opening event of the London Art Book Fair will feature a live set by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed. At 7.30 on Thursday 25th September, Creed will be treating the audience to a short performance of his catchy, humorous songs, kicking off a full weekend of performance, talks and workshops.

Onestar press/Three Star Books will be presenting a special installation of works from their on-going bookshelves project; designs by Lawrence Weiner and Gabriel Kuri play host to the publishers’ most recent titles. The installation will also include a lamp by Simon Starling, a new print by Tauba Auerbach, and posters by Kuri.

Visit Unbinding the Book, a showcase of exciting possibilities for book design of the future, presented by self-publishing platform Blurb and creative studio Jotta.

Explore the phenomenon of artist novels from the collection of David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska of Book Lovers who will present a curated selection for the Fair.

Nine exhibitors from across Canada present the best of the country’s art publishing scene. Supported by Canada Council for the Arts.

Buy an exclusive limited edition artwork, created by artist and writer Douglas Coupland, specially for the Fair.

Win 10 art books for your collection - post a photo of your bookshelf with the hashtag #artbookshelfie on twitter or instagram. A winner will be selected on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September at the book fair. The deadline for final submissions is Sunday 28 September, 9am. A winner will be drawn at 10am each morning. Please note that the books will need to be collected from the Gallery in person.

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