Scroll down for Small Publishers Fair 2023 publishers. Click here for the programme (publishers, exhibition, readings and talks) and here for the 80+ book launches plus, artists, writers and designers who – in addition to participating publishers – came to or took part in the Fair.


The imprint of Angie Butler, artist-printer and researcher. Using letterpress printing and the book as collaborative spaces, to connect people and language through shared sensory experiences.

Repair, Angie Butler, 2023

Ambeck Design

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.

Inside cut page from Smørhul, Mette Ambeck, 2018


Coalition of artists with a common interest in the book, established 2008. Annual project invites proposals in response to a theme. This year’s ‘rhythm’ launches at the Fair. Featured artists: Guy Bigland, John McDowall and Ximena Pérez Grobet.

Architecture is Frozen Music, Laure Catugier, 2023

Bad Betty Press

Award-winning publisher of new poetry and curator of live literature events across the UK. Based in Nottingham and run by poets Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall. New pamphlet imprint Little Betty launches 2024.

On the Subject of Fallen Things, James Kearns, 2023


The imprint of artist Andrew Kötting who makes films, performances, installations, bookworks, CDs, LPs and music, often in collaboration with his daughter Eden or writer Iain Sinclair.

Quantum shaningans & Gravitational to-dos Downyounder in a place of Energy and wonder, Marcia Farquhar, Andrew Kötting and Dr Robert Pepperell, 2021

Batool Showghi

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.

Childhood Memories series, Batool Showghi, 2023

Best Books by Bernard and Anwyl

Based near Stroud and Bristol. Bernard Fairhurst and Anwyl Cooper-Willis are fine artists who make dead-pan, slightly unhinged hand-made and limited edition books.

Books by Anwyl Cooper-Willis


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.

Inside bookartbookshop, a display of books and ephemera


Post-digital research platform, artist book press and publisher at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Director Emmanuelle Waeckerlé. Critical writing, experimentation, collaboration and research.

Where are you a Local? Vol 2, Terry NG & Edwin Chuk Yin Man, Silvergrass Press (Emma Lambert’s PhD project at UCA)

Camberwell MA Illustration

A first outing of publications from the new in-house imprint of this London art college, previously home to the renowned MA Book Arts.
Camberwell MA Illustration

Spread from an artist’s book by Keyi Ma.

CB Editions

London-based publisher of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including work in translation. Founder-editor: Charles Boyle.

Recent publications from CB Editions


Engaging and inspiring graphic novels and comics for children and adults, some in translation. New series: Life – Love – Death presents exceptionally drawn literature. Based in Poznan, Berlin & London.

The Sisters Dietl, Vojtěch Mašek, 2022

Chisato Tamabayashi

London-based installation and book artist. Books, cards and artworks. Many publications are hand-cut or pop-up; most are colourful.

Circus, Chisato Tamabayashi

Clod Magazine and Books

Universal truths revealed by small-town hacks, in their magazine of fiction; CLOD.  Off-shoot book editions emphasise the team’s ‘local’ to ‘universal’ approach, using the ‘half-joke’ to garner ‘50% seriousness’. 

It’s a long Way to Luton Station, Steven Whiting, 2023

Codex Polaris

Nordic book artists’ collective, here showing the collaborative project Bibliotek Nordica, a library of books by artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Bibliotek Nordica, 2019. Wooden shelf unit with 82 books by 86 Nordic artists


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.

Cover spread, of Lichen and Moss, Erica Van Horn and Kate Van Houten, 2022

David Armes

Based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Visual artist working primarily with letterpress printing, language and the layering of place. Final forms vary from large scroll installations and prints to artists’ books and chapbooks.

Linden, David Armes and Gemma Lacey, 2023

Dizzy Pragnell

Paper maker and book artist based near Ashford in Kent. Makes books using vegetable and fruit papyrus.

Tasting notes, Dizzy Pragnell. July 2023.

Double Butted

Southampton-based imprint of printmaker and bookbinder Katherine Anteney and photographer Simon Griggs. Limited edition handmade, handprinted books, posters and prints about cycling and landscape.

Horse, I View, research ride, 2023

Dutch Independent Artists Book Association

Publications from members of DIAPB. The Dutch collective will be represented at the fair by book artist Bas Fontein.

BASBOEK, book box of 25 year’s, Bas Fontain

Egidija Čiricaitė

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”.

Weaving Patterns, Egidija Čiricaitė, 2023

Ensixteen Editions

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.

Recent issues of bio auto graphic

Essence Press

The imprint of Edinburgh-based artist, curator and publisher, Julie Johnstone. Minimal quiet books, cards and poem objects, exploring perception and contemplative experience.

Grass of Parnassus, Lindisfarne, Julie Johnstone and Nancy Campbell, 2023

Etruscan Books

Founded in 1996 by poet and editor Nicholas Johnson, based in Hastings. Beautiful editions of concrete, Gaelic and modernist poetry and prose from the UK and America.

Spine, cover and flap for Cleave, 2013 (Waterloo Press)

Fine Press Poetry

Letterpress printed illustrated poetry editions by major poets including Armitage, Duffy, Longley and Muldoon. Founded 2013 by Andrew Moorhouse. Based in Rochdale.

Grimoire – New Scottish Folk Tales, 2020

Friederike von Hellermann

Book artist, printmaker and co-founder of book art center Halle (bacH). Hand-bound books and portfolios feature pochoir illustrations cut from stainless steel. Based in Halle an der Saale.

Dover Beach, Matthew Arnold, 2021

Guillemot Press

Publisher of poetry and non-fiction. Emphasis on pamphlets and short forms, sustainability and materials. Cornwall-based. Editors Luke Thompson and Sarah Cave.

Case binding Dante Eslner, Maia Elsner, launching at Small Publishers Fair 2023

Hapax Magazine

Commissioning and showcasing new work from international lens-based artists and curators. Editors Christiane Monarchi and Gordon MacDonald are based in London.

Hapax Magazine, Issue 1, 2021

Henningham Family Press

Founded by David and Ping Henningham in 2006 to make artists’ books, prints, and performance publishing shows. Since 2018, the London-based imprint has also published fiction and poetry.

let me tell you | let me go on, Paul Griffiths, 2023

Hercules Editions

Founded in 2012 by poet Tamar Yoseloff and designer and art editor Vici MacDonald. London-based. Books and prints combine poetry and prose with visual art and archival material.

Books by Hercules Editions

Hesterglock Press

Bristol-based imprint of artist, poet and performer Paul Hawkins and poet and performer Sara Scotthorne. Innovative poetry, artistic creative writing, visual poetry prints and other projects.

My Culture is Flowers, Miggy Angel, 2023

intergraphia books

Publishes commissioned pamphlets by artists and writers. Editors are Emma Bolland and Rachel Smith who are based in Sheffield.

Emma Bolland speaking at an intergraphia event in 2022

Jane Cradock-Watson

Book artist and printmaker, based in Surrey. Artist’s books exploring gardens, landscape and place through material and form using printmaking, photography and illustration.

Good and Fancy Puds, from the series Mini Rubber Stamp Book, 2023

John Dilnot

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.

Collecting reject screen print fragments to make Retrospective from the Print Room Floor, 2023

Les Fugitives

Specialises in French authors of literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and trans-genre writing, particularly women’s experiences and points of view. Colonial histories, history of art, film & music. London-based.

Portrait Tales, Jean Fremon, 2023

Litmus Press

Brooklyn based, independent publisher dedicated to innovative, cross-genre and interdisciplinary work by poets, writers, translators and artists. Founded in 2001 by editor E. Tracy Grinnell.

Spectral Evidence, artist’s book in progress

Lolli Editions

The imprint of translator and editor Denise Rose Hansen. Editor Tom Conaghan. Publishing radical and formally innovative fiction in translation from Europe and beyond.

Marble, Amalie Smith, 2020

Longbarrow Press

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.

Sheffield Almanac, Pete Green, second edition 2023


The London-based press of artist, writer, and editor, Sharon Kivland. Writing about reading / re-reading: essays, experimental fiction and a little poetry, critical and conceptual writing.

Library of books by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE

Mandy Brannan

Book artist, experimental paper maker and workshop leader. London-based.

Looking Seeing, Mandy Brannan, 2022

Mark Pawson / disinfotainment

London-based one-man production line of publications occupying the territory between artists books and zines, plus postcards, badges, multiples and other ephemera. Rubberstamps, HP LaserJet Pro 401d and Print Gocco.

MapK naBcoH, 2023

Microlibrary Books

The imprint of artist and academic Lee Shearman who designs and makes pocket-sized, limited edition books and packaging. Based in Winchester.

A handful of Microlibrary books

Mike Clements

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.

Colour Swatch, 2021

National Poetry Library

The largest public collection of modern poetry, plus events and exhibitions. Based at London’s Southbank Centre, on Level 5 of the Royal Festival Hall. Champions small press publishing. Team is full of poets, writers and creatives who love talking poetry.

National Poetry Library

Negative Press London

The imprint of artist and designer Roelof Bakker. Exploring the potential of the juxtaposition of image, text and form. Addresses contemporary issues and historical events. Hastings-based.

Books by Negative Press London

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.

New Arcadian Journal, Issue 21, 2001

Nightjar Press

Limited edition single short-story chapbooks by individual authors. Based in Manchester, editor Nicholas Royle is a novelist and short story writer.

Hide, Roberta Dewa

Nomad Letterpress

Based at Whittingham Press near Cheltenham, Pat Randall is a letterpress printer and publisher. Books are collaborations and printing is with wood, metal, lino or hardened plastics.

The Heidelberg printing press at Nomad Letterpress

Occasional Papers

Sheffield-based non-profit publisher of affordable books on the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature. Founder owners, designer Sarah de Bondt and writer and curator Antony Hudek.

Why Graphic Culture Matters, Rick Poynor, 2023

Pamenar Press

Poetry, hybrid and critical writing forms which are cross-cultural and multilingual. Based in London. Founded in 2019 by poet, writer and translator Ghazal Mosadeq.

Al Haschische, Safaa Fathy, translated from French by Safaa Fathy & Patrick Love, 2023

Peter Foolen Editions

Eindhoven-based designer and publisher of books and editions (portfolios and prints) of contemporary art.

Books by Peter Foolen Editions


The imprint of London-based visual artist Kate Morrell. Artist’s books, printed matter and small multiples. Interests: archives, feminist histories, material cultures, archaeology and rural landscapes.

Books by Pleats

Poetics Research Centre

Led by Redell Olsen and Robert Hampson at Royal Holloway: poetry, hybrid poetics and bookworks by present and former students. Books, chapbooks, concrete & visual poetry, and performance.

Clootie Ribbons, Caroline Harris, 2021


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.

Books by Prototype

Red Sphinx

Berlin-based press of English artist, editor and translator Malcolm Green. Artist’s books, postcards, prints and Seedy CDs. Fluxus, pataphysics, founding member of the Dieter Roth Academy. Celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Red Sphinx, twenty years graphic, 2003-2023

Road Books

Founded by writer Judy Kravis and artist Peter Morgan in 1992 on a hill in Ireland. Solo and collaborative works. Fluid, adventurous and diverse.

Counting Backwards from One Hundred, Judy Kravis, 2023

Roberts Print

Based in Margate, Richard Roberts makes artists’ books using letterpress, lithography and screenprinting. Satires and celebrations of different aspects of contemporary culture.

The Folded Page, 2023

Russell Weekes

Images, objects, books and ephemera, documenting observations and misreadings within everyday life. Currently based in South London.

Thank you, postcard, 2020

Shearsman Books

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.

Satyr and Adverse Winds, Vincente Huidobro, 2023

Steven J Fowler

London-based writer, poet and performer. Widely published by imprints that reflect the strength and diversity of British small press publishing. Subject of last year’s Small Publishers Fair exhibition.

Small Publishers Fair 2023 exhibition, Bibliopoe, Books by Steve J Fowler

Tenement Press

An occasional publisher of experimental, esoteric, accidental and interdisciplinary literatures; cousin to the magazine Hotel. Edited by Dominic J. Jaeckle, designed by Traven T. Croves. Based London and Bristol.

El Saltamarti | The Tumbler, Joan Brossa, 2021

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.

Library catalogue cards – work in progress for Analogue/Dialogue, Phillipa Wood & Hazel Grainger, spring 2023

The Photobook Project

Founded in 2015 by creative practitioner Ellie Robinson-Carter. A project enabling communities of people living with dementia to make photobooks documenting their lives and experiences.

Participant with their photobook

Timglaset Editions

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.

Sound Patterns, Amanda de Frumerie and Aina Myrstener, 2023


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.

Sending out orders for The Small Press Model


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.

Within the bloom, 2023

William Allen Word & Image

Specialist in artists books and archives; small press publishing, concrete and visual poetry, conceptual and mail art from European and South American avant-gardes.

A collection of West Country Concrete Poetry catalogues, 1966-8

Yasushi Cho

Book artist from Tokyo. Publications are made using reconstructed images of printed matter and snapped photos.

KATAKANA collage stickers, 2022