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Book Works has developed a new website and digital archive that offers an opportunity to view all of Book Works commissions and publications. It now includes material ranging from finished works to ephemera, correspondence, photographs and manuscripts giving access to and an insight into the working processes of both the publishing and studio sections of the organisation.

An ongoing project, the digital archive consists of a chronological timeline and a database that includes a search facility allowing visitors to filter and select material by a bespoke classification system. The archive currently includes detailed content relating to the first two case studies from Book Works back catalogue: After the Freud Museum by Susan Hiller and Erasmus is Late by Liam Gillick, as well as ephemera and material from other projects.

The archive has been developed in collaboration Camberwell College of Arts, University of Arts London, with support from the Knowledge Transfer Programme scheme.

For more information please contact Karen Di Franco


These fact-sheets are an introduction to self-publishing for artists. Based on Book Works’ model of publishing, the information will be of use to artists, writers, galleries and small presses and the four fact sheets cover all aspects of publishing from the initial production through to marketing, sales and distribution, including further reading, contacts and resources.

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Bookbinding for Beginners

Book Works Studio runs regular nine week evening courses in hand bookbinding. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic bookbinding techniques through a variety of historical and contemporary styles, and to use conventional and unconventional binding materials. There will also be a chance to develop a personal project in the latter stages. The course will be for a maximum of 8 students and will be run by Ina Baumeister at Book Works Studio.

For enquiries and bookings please contact
Jan Burgess

Artist's Surgeries and Workshops

We run monthly artist’s surgeries for artists, curators, editors, writers and designers who are considering or developing a book project. These meetings offer the opportunity to discuss the conceptual and technical issues of book production, design, marketing and distribution. These are not opportunities to pitch projects to us, but for us to lend our experience and aid people in the development of their projects. These surgeries are free to book for independent practitioners. In the past we have held these meetings in person, but are now offering them online.

We are also available to universities and organisations for group discussions or presentations about either Book Works Publishing or work in the Studio.

If you have any questions, or would like to book an artist’s surgery, please contact Paul Sammut


Book Works is regularly invited to present guest lectures at universities, for courses ranging from Graphic Design, Fine Art and Book Binding to Critical Writing and Art Writing, at both BA and MA level, as well as more informal talks at bookshops, galleries and project spaces.

For more information or to arrange a lecture contact Gavin Everall