Over fifty independent UK presses are set to attend the Small Publishers Fair at London’s Conway Hall this November, offering attendees the chance to check out a range of books by writers, poets, artists, designers and composers…
On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November, the Conway Hall on Red Lion Square will host the free event which aims to showcase the best in small press publications; from artists’ and fine press books, to ‘zines, pamphlets and other printed ephemera.
This year’s special exhibition, Herman de Vries – Books and Editions (first shown in the Van Abbemuseum in Einhoven, 2013-201), is curated by Herman de Vries and publisher/art dealer, Peter Foolen.
According to the organisers, the show includes an overview of “artist books, catalogues, cards, earth rubbings, dried plants and leaves, editions as well as publications from de Vries’ Eschenau summer press”. The works on display are from Foolen’s own collection, extended with works on loan from the artist. (Peter Foolen Editions will also publish a small book on occasion of this exhibition.)
The Small Publishers’ Fair 2014 is at Conway Hall, Red lion Square, London WC1R 4RL from November 14-15, 11am to 7pm. There will be readings and book launches on the Saturday. More at smallpublishersfair.co.uk, facebook.com/smallpublishersfair and via @smallpublishers. Photographs by Caspar Evans