Next week sees us packing our bags and heading to the big smoke to sell our lovely books at the very popular Offprint London art book fair at Tate Modern (Fri 18 May – Sunday 20 May 2018). Set in the large cavernous space of the Turbine Hall, it’s an annual event that we really look forward to attending. An offshoot of Luma Foundation‘s Paris-based book fair of the same name, it is well worth a visit. Entry is free. It’s chock-a-block full of book stalls from over 130 interesting and quirky independent and international publishers/distributors of printed matter. Ones that don’t necessarily go the usual commercial route all the time. Just like ourselves.
What’s not to like?
Not only is it an opportunity for us to look around and see what delights our peers are currently publishing, it is also a chance for us to meet some of our very own publishers, and to get the books on display and out there in the book-loving world. It’s always a great time for us to meet face to face with end-buyers, too, and to talk about the titles we publish and distribute. We love our books!
Do come and see us there, if you can.
It is especially well-timed this year for all those of you who fancy avoiding the coverage of both the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final. Or, if you like, why not cover all three London (or near enough) events on the same weekend? We’re particularly excited to be taking our very own HOME’s new title, CAPSID by John Walter. Walter’s accompanying London-based exhibition opens just before Offprint London at CGP London (17 May – 8 July 2018). Then in November we have our very own HOME version of the exhibition (HOME, 10 November 2018 – 6 January 2019). Does culture get transmitted like viruses?
We’ll also be taking Space Studios’ recently published Artists in the City, as well as our very own backlist bestseller, originally a collaboration with Space, You Are Here. If it’s ready in time, we’ll also be showing off Manchester-born design guru Alice Rawsthorn’s new title, Design as an Attitude from publisher JRP Ringier. Not forgetting, too, the lovely new book from Ecuadorian-American photographer Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, Historia Bravas, that focuses on the women in her extended family.
In fact, there will be so many of our titles on show that we really can’t list them all here – so you’ll just have to come and see us there. It’s all exciting stuff!