Abe Books
Large secondhand and rare book seller.


AND Publishing
Uses print-on-demand technologies to publish conceptually driven artists’ books.

Antenne Books
A distributor of independent art publishers. Established in London in 2010 (see also Antenne Publishing).

Antenne Publishing
Antenne Publishing was initiated in 2012 as an extension of Antenne Books, in order to work directly with artists to produce books, multiples and editions (see also Antenne Books).

Barter Books
Large antiquarian and secondhand bookshop in a converted railway station. Interactive writers’ mural.

Print-on-demand service for self-publishing.

Boekie Woekie
Artist run bookstore based in Amsterdam.

Promotes and distributes artists’ books and small press publications.

Non-profit organisation based in London with a mission to commission and produce new books in collaboration with contemporary artists.

Both a publisher and a school, Booksfromthefuture was conceived as a think-and-do tank uniting education and practice. It champions conceptual design through books that question and experiment with ‘bookness’, whether print, digital or spatial.

Circle Press
Artists/printmakers publishing limited editions of fine books and prints.

Colours May Vary
New shop based in Munro House Leeds, selling art and design books, magazines, contemporary stationery, cards and prints.

Coracle Press
Coracle is a small publishing press directed by artist and writer Erica Van Horn and poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts from what was a small farm in between the hills of South Tipperary Ireland, since 1996. Before that time it was based in London from the nineteen seventies culminating in its last bookshop project workfortheeyetodo. In the nineties there was another base in Norfolk, England.

Copy Press
An independent publishing company based in London, dedicated to extending ideas of writing, pictures and readability. “Copy Press publishes authors whose work endeavours to bring writers and readers into a space where common voices can come together and gather mass.”

Manchester’s centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film, with a gallery, shop and distribution service of artists’ books and contemporary visual arts publications.

Editions (Ed Hutchins)
U.S. producer of artists’ books and teaching resource “the alternative fringe of bookmaking”; guerrilla books; includes other educational resources.

Enitharmon Press
London-based publisher of fine quality literary editions specialising in poetry.

The Freedom Press
A longstanding anarchist publisher based in Whitechapel, East London. It comprises Freedom Newspaper, Freedom Bookshop and Freedom Publishing.

The Fruitmarket Gallery
Gallery and shop selling artists’ books; based in Edinburgh.

George Bayntun
Fine bindings and rare books. Located in an imposing listed building less than 50 yards from Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s train station in the centre of Bath. It features in the latest Pevsner Architectural Guide to Bath, written by Michael Forsyth.

Granary Books
A small, independent publisher, based in New York, with a mission “to produce, promote, document, and theorize new works exploring the intersection of word, image and page.”

Information as Material
Established by Simon Morris in 2002 and based in York, iam is an independent imprint that publishes work by artists who use extant material.

Longbarrow Press
Publishes poems by Angelina Ayers, James Caruth, Matthew Clegg, Kelvin Corcoran, Mark Goodwin, Lee Harwood, Rob Hindle, Andrew Hirst, Chris Jones, Fay Musselwhite, Alistair Noon and Peter Riley. Titles range across various formats, including pamphlets, boxes and CDs; many are designed and produced by hand, some in limited editions.

Print-on-demand service for self-publishing.

Marcus Campbell books
One of the foremost suppliers of rare, hard to find and second-hand books.

Mermaid Turbulence
Publishing project by artist djeribi, based in Dublin.

Nieves Books
An independent publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland, with a focus on publishing artists’ books and zines.

The Old School Press
Prints and publishes new texts in limited editions with specially commissioned illustrations, using traditional letterpress printing techniques. The website has detailed descriptions of the making of each book.

Paper Gallery
Based in Manchester. Bridging the gap between audience, artist and artwork; selling work on paper to promote artistic practice.

Printed Matter
New York-based, non-profit organization committed to the dissemination and appreciation of publications made by artists.

Sara Ranchouse Publishing
Based in Chicago; specialises in artists’ books and multiples.

The Serving Library
A cooperatively-built archive assembled around a public website, small physical library space and publishing programme.

Tara Books
an independent publisher of picture books for adults and children based in Chennai, South India. Founded in 1994, we remain a collective of dedicated writers, designers and artists who strive for a union of fine form with rich content.

Test Centre
An independent publishing house and record label with an interest in the spoken and written work, experimental poetry and sound works, including the work of Iain Sinclair and Chris Petit. Base in Hackney, East London.

20th Century Art Archives
Specialist dealers and consultants on 20th Century Artist’s archives and rare post-war artist books and ephemera (emphasis on conceptual art).

Ugly Duckling Presse
A nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. Based in Brooklyn.

Uniform Books
Began in 2011 as “a flexible and open imprint for the visual and literary arts, cultural geography and history, music and bibliographic studies. The concern is with the connections between creative and academic work, and printed formats, as well as the generality of the series.”

Village Bookstore
New art book store, gallery and publishing house based in The Corn Exchange, Leeds. They offer a curated selection of contemporary artists’ books, creative magazines and self-published zines from independent publishers, artists and collectives around the world.

Artists and publishers of artists’ books (Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas).

The Wild Pansy Press
A collective art practice and small publishing house, based in the School of Fine Art at Leeds University.

The Workshop Press: Publishing & Gallery
Artist-run press, publisher and gallery set up in Chapeltown, Leeds, by Garry Barker. It specialises in artists’ books, poetry and visually driven narrative texts.

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