This year on July 8th & 9th, Liverpool Book Art will be returning to Liverpool Central Library for their fourth year.
Fresh from successfully creating 2016’s popular Shakespeare-themed exhibition, Liverpool Book Art will occupy the refurbished library with the diverse work of a wide array of leading book artists. The book art banner houses a whole host of interesting, intriguing and imaginative pieces of work, from unique hand-made books to book sculptures.
Visitor numbers were up again last year and Liverpool Book Art are aiming to continue their success in 2017. Founder Simon Ryder explains, “This year the fair presents a rare opportunity to meet artists who make book art and to buy directly from them.” There will be over 50 artists, with over half participating in the Liverpool event for the first time. The works available demonstrate the huge range of materials and subjects artists use to create their books. There will be books made with hand-made paper; glass & clay; fabric & felt; recycled objects; as well as what you might expect! Book topics include fairy tales, poetry, landscapes, emotions & memory, the environment, feminism, historical figures, and also notebooks and bookbinding for your own creativity. There will even be a library rave, with hand-held disco lights!
In addition to the Fair, there will be demonstrations, workshops, talks and performances, during the course of the weekend, including workshops for children and adults.
For more information on the event which takes place on July 8th & 9th, please visit www.liverpoolbookart.com