Welcome to Liverpool Book Art. We are passionate about the whole range of book art, from unique hand-made books to book sculptures. Being collectors of artists’ books and having enjoyed attending fairs around the U.K. over a number of years, we decided we wanted to support artists by organising events and activities in our home city of Liverpool.

We are excited to announce that the third Artists’ Book Fair will take place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July 2016. This follows the great success of the Fairs  in 2014 and 2015. Opening times are Friday 11.00-18.00; Saturday 10.00-17.00.

We are also organising our second major exhibition. This will take place throughout June and July. As 2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, our exhibition will have a Shakespearean theme. This will be a selling exhibition, based on the enthusiastic response to our last show!

The Fair and Exhibition will again take place in Liverpool’s spectacular Central Library, and will be free to the public. The Central Library is in the heart of the city centre, on William Brown Street, between the Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum, and just a few hundred metres from Liverpool Lime Street, the main train station.


Call to Artists

Artists are invited to submit applications for either the exhibition, or the fair, or both!

The main venue for the exhibition will be the Library’s Hornby Room, which houses some of the Library’s rare books. This is a brilliant space for showcasing book art.

As before, we are managing the application processes via http://www.curatorspace.com/. You will find full details there of how to apply for both the exhibition and the Artists’ Book Fair. There will be no submission fee.

Bigger and Better!

The 2016 Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair is bigger and better than ever! This year we will have the work of around 40 artists for sale. We welcome the return of many of the artists from last year. We are also delighted there will be many new artists for you to discover, meet and buy from. Prices range from just a couple of pounds upwards – something for everyone!


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