This weekend sees the annual London Art Book Fair (LABF) at the Whitechapel Gallery. “Browse beautiful artists’ books, rare art publications and catalogues from over 80 publishers. Enjoy a packed programme of talks and events, get involved in workshops on print and bookmaking and have your books signed by leading artists and authors.”-LABF
Over the weekend there are a range of great talks, workshops and a performance by Martin Creed on the opening night. All the events listings can be found and booked through the Whitechapel Gallery website.
Highlights include a talk by the excellent author and artist Douglas Coupland, bookbinding workshops with London Centre for Book Arts and the Unbinding the Book project, a showcase of exciting possibilities for book design of the future, presented by self-publishing platform Blurb and creative studio Jotta.
The fair itself features stalls from artists, publishers, galleries, universities and presses from around the world. A list of the years exhibitors and links to their websites can be found here.
Opening Evening Thursday 25 September (6-9pm).
Opening times: Friday 26 September 11am – 9pm.
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 11am – 6pm.
Free entry (see events listing for individual event costs where applicable)
Photo credit: The Whitechapel LABF website