Helen Mitchell has organised Small Publishers Fair since 2012. She has worked in the arts, festivals and museums for over thirty years. Her interest in small press publishing began in the early 1990s working with Coracle Press. She works from home in Norwich, collects small press publications, sails on the Upper Thurne of the Norfolk Broads and is chair of Friends of Eaton Park.

Colin Sackett is an artist, designer and publisher. He has been the Fair designer since 2002. Based in Axminster, he began the ‘terraced publishing house’ Uniformbooks in 2011. Since the 1990s he has designed books for publishers, galleries and museums in the UK and Europe including Coracle Press, etruscan books, Fundacion Ortego Munoz, Modern Art Oxford, Nordsjøforlaget, Soundcamp, The Bowes Museum, Turner Contemporary and The Laurence Sterne Trust.

Colin Sackett | Book design and production | Uniformbooks

The 2023 readings programme hosts were writer, editor and publisher Brian Lewis (Longbarrow Press) and writer and artist Simon Tyrrell.

Photography and film
Julie H. M. Mitchell (film and photography) and Caspar Evans (photography).

Advice and support
Simon Cutts (Coracle Press, Ireland) was the driving force behind the creation of the Small Publishers Fair. He is a friend and mentor to the organiser, Helen Mitchell, as he was to the Fair’s founder Martin Rogers.

Angie Butler, (ABPress, Bristol), Nancy Campbell (Bird Editions, Oxford), Jeremy Dixon (Hazard Press, Wirral), Julie Johnstone (Essence Press, Edinburgh) and Brian Lewis (Longbarrow Press, Sheffield) provide informal advice and support.

Designer, Colin Sackett at the uniformbooks table #SPF22. Photo @jhmMitchell
Organiser Helen Mitchell at the Information Desk #SPF22 with team member Andi. Photo @jhmMitchell
Simon Cutts at the Coracle table #SPF22 Photo @jhmMitchell