Mette Ambeck is a Farnham-based Danish designer, book artist, teacher and curator. Twice winner of the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust Award of Excellence. Investigating life’s details – simple yet complicated.
A coalition of artists with a common interest in the book, established 2008. The group’s annual project invites proposals for responses to a theme, this year ‘margins’. Featured artists include Julie Johnstone, John McDowall and Peter Rapp.
Animation, multi-media, installation and book artist, based in London. Publications feature drawings, photographs, short poetical prose and found images such as fruit labels.
German graphic and book artist making improvised drawings and stories. Founder and organiser of ‘Hits – printmakers top ten’.
Represents online and at events, a diverse range of artists who make one-off books or small limited editions – max 50 copies. Noelle Griffiths is based in North Wales and started the website in 2005.
Publisher of the “anti-tradition” of European avant-garde literary and artistic dissent since 1983. Many books in translation. London-based. Edited by Alastair Brotchie and Malcolm Green (Berlin).
Bad Betty Press
Publisher of new poetry, run by poets Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall. Collections, anthologies, pamphlets, and limited edition mini-pamphlet series Bad Betty Shots. Rooted in live poetry. London-based.
The imprint of artist Andrew Kotting who makes films, performances, installations, bookworks, CDs, LPs and music, often in collaboration with his daughter Eden or writer Iain Sinclair.
London-based mixed media and book artist. Uses photography, illustration, painting and textiles to explore women’s issues, immigration, family disintegration and the experience of displacement.
Henriëtte van Egten (Netherlands), Rúna Thorkelsdóttir (Iceland) and Jan Voss (Germany) are artists who make books and run Amsterdam’s Boekie Woekie Book Shop and Gallery.
Shoreditch bookshop specialising in books by artists. Founded by owner Tanya Peixoto in 2002 it also stocks small press publications of 20th century avant-garde works from Dadaism to Pataphysics.
Post-digital research platform, artist book press and publisher at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Director Emmanuelle Waeckerlé. Critical writing, experimentation, collaboration and research.
London-based artist using photography, text and drawing, to create minimal narratives in book, box, film and installation on the themes of home, memory, absence and loss.
Celebrating 15 years (2007–2022) of publishing fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including work in translation. Founder-editor: Charles Boyle.
London-based installation and book artist. Books, cards and artworks. Many publications are hand-cut or pop-up; most are colourful.
Clod Magazine & Books
Established in 1987, the satirical ‘Clod’, uses anecdotal ridicule to drag the concept of ‘zine’ through the dirt and beyond. Also poetic, esoteric, off-shoot editions.
Independent publishing house based in Manchester. Publishes literary fiction, including translated work, and books on art, music and politics. Plus a bi-annual literary and arts magazine.
Printer-publisher and editor of spaces since the 1970s. Directed by writer and artist Erica Van Horn and poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts. Previous bases in Liverpool, London and Norfolk; now in Ireland.
Based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Visual artist working primarily with letterpress printing, language and the layering of place. Final forms vary from large scroll prints to artist’s books and chapbooks.
Southampton-based imprint of printmaker and book binder Katherine Anteney and photographer Simon Griggs. Limited edition handmade, handprinted books, posters and prints about cycling and landscape.
Artist, poet and researcher, based in London, working with and around language and publishing. Books and visual poetry creating “nebulous worlds at the periphery of linguistic experience”.
The imprint and on-going collaborative project of artists and writers Redell Olsen and Drew Milne, based in London and Cambridge. Artists books and chapbooks.
East Sussex-based imprint of artist Clare Whistler and designer Raphael Whittle. Poetry, essays and fiction, nature and ecology. Collaborations with writers, artists, performers, composers and filmmakers.
Diaristic zine series ‘bio auto graphic’ founded in 2004. Pictures and words by sole proprietor Mike Nicholson, Farnham-based, Lake District-born illustrator, storyboard artist and academic.
Established 2011 between Paris, London and Prague to publish cosmopolitan, innovative, marginalised new writing, outside the literary establishment of the Anglo-American publishing industry. Managing editor David Vichnar.
Kate Van Houten is an American artist, writer, editor, printmaker and binder who is based in Paris. Limited edition small books – some collaborations, and ‘one-of -a-kinds’.
Founded in 1996 by poet and editor Nicholas Johnson, based in Hastings St Leonards-on-Sea. Beautiful editions of concrete, Gaelic and modernist poetry and prose from the UK and America.
Sheffield-based imprint. Editors: Judit Bodor, Emma Bolland, and Tom Rodgers. Small editions using art and language to explore the intersections of image, literatures, artists’ books, and archive.
Light hearted colourful books and cards designed using collage,watercolour and ink. A small selection of hand printed books.
Artist and book seller. Artist’s books, editions and ephemera exploring systems and language. Lives and works in Wiltshire.
Henningham Family Press
Founded by David and Ping Henningham in 2006 to make artists’ books, prints, and performance publishing shows. The London-based imprint has, since 2018, also published fiction and poetry.
New imprint edited by artist-writers Emma Bolland and Rachel Smith, launching at Small Publishers Fair with the publication of the Series 1 pamphlets, eight works by eight artists and writers.
Contemporary interdisciplinary writing, supporting feminist, queer, and idiosyncratic voices, and innovative fictions. Founded in 2020 and co-edited by London-based artists Rachel Cattle and John Hughes.
Artist and printmaker, making books since 1985 as an integral part of his practice. Also makes prints, paintings and box works. Based in East Sussex.
Norwegian performance, video and installation artist, writer and publisher. Publishing through his imprint Zeth since 1984, Johannessen uses text and image to make books that are minimal, poetic and sometimes funny.
Founded 2015 to publish translations of short contemporary works by French women. Remit now includes narrative non-fiction, works that defy categorisation and English language originals. London-based. Led by translator Cécile Menon.
Brooklyn based, independent publisher dedicated to innovative, cross-genre and interdisciplinary work by poets, writers, translators and artists. Founded in 2001.
Prague-based publisher of work from the heart of Europe and at the cutting edge in critical and cultural theory. Specialises in contemporary poetics, literature and cultural studies.
Sheffield-based poetry publisher of work exploring the intersections of landscape, history and memory. Collaborations include walks, exhibitions and field recordings. Founded 2006 by writer and editor Brian Lewis.
The imprint of London-based artist, teacher, writer and editor, Sharon Kivland. Essays, experimental fiction, critical writing and writing about reading / re-reading.
Representing students, graduates and staff from Falmouth’s’ MA Illustration Authorial Practice, MAAP is a platform for illustrated works of fiction, non-fiction, comics, and artists’ books.
London-based one-man production line of publications occupying the territory between artists books and zines, plus postcards, sheets of gummed & perforated stamps and other ephemera
Fine art printmaker and book artist working in the Border Marches. Ideas come from close observation of the world around him and often focus on quirky aspects of life. Short run editions made by hand, mostly digitally printed.
Founded in 2020 in Nottingham, director Paul Finlay is inspired by the North American DIY publishing traditions that grew out of art, music, and LGBTQI+ scenes. Publishes three works of literary and/or creative non-fiction a year.
New Arcadian Press
Investigating the cultural politics of historical landscapes through art and scholarship since 1981. NAP publishes a journal, broadsheets, books, cards and posters. Director Patrick Eyres is based in Leeds.
Limited edition single short-story chapbooks by individual authors. Based in Manchester, editor Nicholas Royle is a novelist, short story writer and academic.
Sheffield-based non-profit publisher of affordable books on the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature.
Independent, cross-cultural, multilingual, experimental publisher, based in Canada, Iran and the UK. Founded in 2019 Pamenar publishes books of poetry, translation and critical writing.
The imprint of London-based visual artist Kate Morrell producing artists’ books, printed matter and small multiples. Interests include archives, material cultures, archaeology and rural landscapes.
Poetry, prose, interdisciplinary projects and anthologies. London press, founded 2019 by publisher and editor Jess Chandler, co-founder of Test Centre and House Sparrow Press.
Berlin-based press of English artist, editor and translator Malcolm Green. Artist’s books, postcards, and Seedy CDs. Fluxus, pataphysics, founding member of the Dieter Roth Academy.
Based in Margate, Richard Roberts makes artists’ books using letterpress, lithography and screenprinting. Satires and celebrations of different aspects of contemporary culture.
South London based maker, exploring visual connections found within our everyday surroundings. Working with objects, images, books and ephemera.
Editor, publisher and translator Tony Frazer founded Shearsman magazine in 1981, shortly followed by Shearsman Books. Oxfordshire-based, the imprint publishes poetry and poetry-related essays and literary criticism.
Small, independent press based in Seattle, Washington, publishing brief works of literature, often in translation.
An occasional publisher of experimental, esoteric, accidental and interdisciplinary literatures; cousin to the magazine Hotel. Series edited by Dominic J. Jaeckle, designed by Traven T. Croves. Founded 2020, based London and Bristol.
The Caseroom Press
Barrie Tullett and Philippa Wood’s publishing collective explores the function and format of the book through collaborations with illustrators, designers, painters, poets, sculptors and musicians.
The Imaginative Press
Founded in 2013 by artist James Mansfield, and based in London. Pamphlets and catalogues as investigations into museums, the wayside, and future archaeology.
Publisher of contemporary concrete and visual poetry and other forms of expression at the crossroads between the literary and visual arts. Editor Joakim Norling is based in Malmö, Sweden.
London-based Tony Hayward is an artist, publisher and collector. His books are visual essays that feature the offbeat, the juxtaposed and the strangely familiar.
Tracy Bush / Fathom Five Books
Creator of artists’ books based on the natural world since the 1990’s. Also makes paper sculpture and collage. Hampshire-based. New imprint Fathom Five Books launched 2021.
Ugly Duckling Presse
Iconic Brooklyn-based non-profit publisher of poetry, translation, experimental non-fiction, performance texts and books by artists. Founded in the early 2000s publications often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labour and history of bookmaking.
Begun in 2011 by Colin Sackett as an imprint for the visual and literary arts, cultural geography and history, music and bibliographic studies. Based in Axminster, Devon.
Books combine photographic image and printing to explore visual narrative and themes of place and the natural world. Founded in the 1970s and run by artist Helen Douglas from Yarrow, Scotland.
Founded in 2019 by Lyon-based artist Géraldine Dubois, artist’s books exploring connections between art and poetry, photography and poems.