Sample the many delights of Britain's thriving independent publishing
scene. Browse through and buy books, magazines, pamphlets and tracts from
dozens of small presses across the country, covering every conceivable
subject from a myriad of perspectives. For one day only, the country's
foremost arts centre is host to the most exciting event in contemporary
The National Small Press Fair shows what's really happening in the world
of books. It offers a vivid snapshot of grassroots, autonomous, and radical
activity across the country - publications that range from new poetry to
comics, from cutting-edge literature to local history, from elaborate artists'
books to fugitive zines - an uncategorisable forum of independent expression,
astounding in its diversity.
The Fair takes place in the Waterloo Foyer on the ground floor of the Royal
Festival Hall on Saturday 20 March. It runs from 10am till 5.30pm. Admission
is free. The Waterloo Foyer is located just down the stairs from the main
exhibition space (The Ballroom Floor), directly underneath the RFH Bar
and adjacent to the Gamelan Room. Look out for signs throughout the RFH
or ask a steward for directions. (Access Information line: 0171 921 0926
10am - 6pm.)
A series of free Workshops complements the Fair. The workshops take place
in the Thames Pavilion, on Level 3 of the Royal Festival Hall, immediately
above the coffee bar. Expert practitioners will be on hand to advise you and to offer information about networking
through the National Small Press Centre. If you have ever wondered how
to get your writing onto the printed page; how to bring the pages together
in a book; or how to get the book into the shops, then here's where you'll
find the answers.
Also in the Thames Pavilion is the Lunchtime Poetry Slam, a free event
from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. The Slam features cutting-edge performance poetry
and entertaining readings by leading poets: Joe Asser (Beyond Bedlam);
Francesca Beard (Rising, The Idler, BAD, Cheap Date, numerous international
festivals); Paul Birtill (Terrifying Ordeal, prison workshops, scary reputation);
John Citizen (Avaganda, Affectionate Punch, Fire People Anthology, The
London Café Book, host of 'Poetry Unplugged' at the Poetry Café
in Covent Garden); Cynthia Hamilton (winner of the UK All Comers Poetry
Slam at the Cheltenham Literature Festival); Avra Kouffman; and Victoria
Mosley (The Dry Season, founder member of Paradigm Poets and Poets of the
Pulse). By turns lyrical, insightful, disturbing and humorous, these poets
each bring the written word to life in a series of vivid performances guaranteed
to please and provoke.
The programme of workshops is as follows:
11am - noon: Rob Dyer and Edward Barrow: An introduction to copyright issues for small presses.
3pm - 4pm: Ed Baxter: a beginner's guide to DIY publishing. Learn how to avoid the obvious mistakes, find out how to get your work into print.
4pm - 5pm: Cecilia Boggis: Women and Small Presses - heralding a major conference planned for 2000.
THE SMALL PRESS FAIR 1999
Programme of exhibitors
D. Jarvis/Dawn Redwood, Aardverx (F) c/o 31 Mountearl Gardens, London SW16
Handmade artists' bookworks, poetry, novels in very small editions, mail-art
documents, archive sale, artiststamps, rubber-stampings, badges, transgender
stuff, adornments (by Harry Fox), ceramic books (with Ray Little), paintings,
prints, topography, cards, etc. Redwood's Actuary set in mid-twenty
first century, deals with responses of a group of transexuals to death.
Her Poems for 1998 are also premiered. A copy of Küstermann's rare
DNC will be shown. Artists' VHS, Hi8 and audio tape (by Barry Edgar
Pilcher) and the novels on 3.5" disks too.
acorn book company
PO Box 191, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5YQ
Tel: 0181 244 5862; firstname.lastname@example.org
A new voice in contemporary poetry, Acorn Book Company is an independent publisher which specialises in haiku and minmalist poetry. In addition to producing its own distinctive small format editions, Acorn also operates a web site which provides a wider outlet for haiku and related forms of poetry.
The Alembic Press
Claire Bolton, Hyde Farm House, Marcham Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6NX
Tel: 01865 391391; fax: 01865 391322; AlembicPrs@aol.com
The Alembic Press has been printing for almost thirty years, and remains
committed to keeping alive the craft of letterpress. The Press has published
over 100 titles, nearly all related to books, paper or printing history.
It is a true Private Press, undertaking its own research, writing, type
setting, type casting, printing, binding and publishing, all still using
traditional metal or wood type. The books reflect this interest, being
designed to explore various aspects of Books Arts, for example using innovative
shapes and structures, or unusual type faces, and consequently have become
sought after in rare-book collections and libraries worldwide.
Web site: http://members.aol.com/alembicprs/
308 Camberwell New Road, London SE5 0RW
The marginal centre of our publishing activity is the Tracts and Rants
series, which brings into public view once more some of the more radical
voices from 17th century Britain: Gerard Winstanley, whose Digger writings
still inspire such movements as The Land Is Ours; Abiezer Coppe, author
of the banned and burned A Fiery Flying Roll; Roger Crab, mystic
vegetarian; John Robins, false prophet and charismatic cult leader; and
the anonymous author of Tyranipocrit, hailed as one of the great
political analysts of recent times by columnist Paul Foot. We also have
a few items which have nothing to do with the aforementioned but which
we wanted to publish anyway.
PO Box 2173, BAth BA2 3YN
Tel: 01225 423008
Away Publications markets original works by Peter Alfred Please ("unusual, attractive and original talent" - The Guardian): Rites of Passage, British and European Cycle Travel, true stories, rare nonsense, cautionary tales... plus poet Giles Goodland's Littoral. Mammon Press was founded in 1980 to publish books in the then (and still) neglected romantic-surrealist areas of contemporary English poetry. Authors have included Sally Purcell, John Silkin, Jenny Johnson, Brian Coffey, Donald Ward, Wendy Mulford and Nicholas Johnson. No regular publishing programme is pursued but books have appeared regularly.
The Book Factory
Jack Da Costa, 35/37 Queensland Road, London N7 7AH
Tel: 0171 700 1000; fax: 0171 700 3569; email@example.com
The Book Factory is that rare thing: a company that prints and binds paperback
books entirely in house, that offers short to medium runs (100 to 10,000
copies), that is small enough to care about each and every customer, yet
is big enough to deliver a quality job at the right price and on time,
BugPowder Mail Order
Pete Ashton, Guild Box 123, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2TU
Comics, comix and underground graphics from around the world. BugPowder
is a constantly evolving distro run on a non-profit basis. Send sae/$1
Web site: http://www.angelfire.com/on/bugpowder
Mrs B. Fuller, 5a The High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AT
Tel: 01799-524-131; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cakebreads Publications currently offers two titles: A Nurse's War
by Brenda McBryde, pbk, factual account written by army nurse on the Normandy
invasion, plus foreword; Hannah's Daughter by Brenda McBryde, historical
novel, Northumberland 1715AD.
Ron King, 26 St Luke's Mews, London W11 1DF
Tel: 0171 792 9298; email@example.com
Circle Press dates back to 1967. Named for its function to bring together
a like-minded circle of people who wished to do something interesting with
the bookform. Ron King, who founded the press, as well as making his own
has collaborated with countless other artists and writers to make theirs,
with every variety of bookform imaginable having been produced - from fine
printed classics to the extremes of books made from clocks, mirrors, logs,
stones and magnets.
24 Banyard Road, London SE16 2YA
Tel: 0171 231 1106; firstname.lastname@example.org
Screen prints and postcards from an alphabetical series; plus "Spot the Dog" posters and postcards.
PO Box 556, London SE5 ORL (sae for free descriptive mail-order catalogue).
Counter Productions is chiefly a mail-order business (we do some trade
to shops) which deals with publications from the marginals milieux in Britain
and America. Among the presses represented at this Fair are AK, Creation,
Black Economy, Feral House, Illuminet, Indelible Inc, Inner Light, Loompanics,
New Falcon, Ronin, Semiotext(e)/ Autonomedia, Sun Tavern Fields, Working
Press alongside many others and loads of magazines. Books from near and
far, many hard to obtain, ranging from contemporary philosophical theory
to the ravings of the dispossessed, on diverse subjects. A mindboggling
array of publications from the pioneers in the field.
Dark Star Press & Roma Publishing
Rob Dyer, 64 Arthur Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0PR; email@example.com
Dark Star Press is the publisher of Dark Star magazine, Britain's
longest-running fantasy media magazine.
Web site: http://www.darkstarorg.demon.co.uk
Roma Publishing, Charles Kasabi, 29 London Lane, London E8 3PR; firstname.lastname@example.org
Roma Publishing is a specialist publisher whose title LightSpeed
is a dynamic new science fiction film magazine.
Web site: http://www.mnm.co.uk/lightspeed
M. Pawson, 14 Ropery Street, London E3 4QF
Tel: 0181 983 1738; email@example.com
Artists' books by Mark Pawson, Pas de Chance, & Knust, and postcards, zines,
stickers, badges, t-shirts and other essential ephemera. We encourage cocooning
- accessorize your leisure box here... Nonsense goods at no-nonsense prices.
Web site: http://www.mpawson.demon.co.uk
Anthony Weir, 71 Ballyculter Road, Loughkeelan, Downpatrick, County Down
Tel: 01396 881 364
Dissident Editions specialises in radical, deep-thought poetry which is
the antithesis of that published by commercial presses, and the antidote
to the audience-massaging blandishments of contemporary British/Irish poets.
We have also published an old woman's record - in notes to her dead sister
and absent son - of her descent into Dementia. It is on the recommended
reading list of the Alzheimer's Society. We will be selling five titles
from our stand.
Dragon's Head Press
PO Box 3369, London SW6 6JN
Dragon's Head Press aims to publish affordable, specialist books, booklets
and periodicals devoted entirely to dragons, associated lore and related
themes. It also provides a forum for writers, researchers, poets and artists,
as well as being an invaluable resource in its chosen literary and academic
field. Project co-ordinator/managing editor: Ade Dimmick.
Monica Frisch, 8 Ivy Avenue, Ryton, Tyne & Wear NE40 3PU
Tel: 0191413 7972; firstname.lastname@example.org
Earthright Publications is a one-woman publishing venture concentrating on good quality, attractively produced non-fiction. Based on Tyneside, titles reflect my social concerns and interest in environmental and local issues. Titles in print include two books of vegetarian and vegan receipes, Cordon Rouge and Food out of Chile; Power at Bay, which describes a successful campaign against the construction fo a nuclear power station and commercial sand extraction; a book of photographs of Newcastle upon Tyne; and two anti-nuclear poetry pamphlets. Send a stamped addressed envelope for a full list.
Alan Dearling, 3 Russell House, Lym Close, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3DE
Tel/fax: 01297 445024; email@example.com
'Books, cards and other things from the edge' is not a bad way to describe
our publishing. Specialising in books about new Travellers and the counter
culture in the UK and elsewhere in the world, we have produced some inspiring
titles including A Time to Travel: an introduction to Britain's new
Travellers and No Boundaries: new Travellers on the road (outside
of Britain). Additionally, we market related publications and books
about creative work with young people, including Youth Action and the
Web site: http://members.aol.com/adearling/enabler/
Stephen Stuart-Smith, 36 St George's Avenue, London N7 0HD
Tel: 0171 607 7194; fax: 0171 607 8694.
Enitharmon was founded in 1967 and soon established itself as one of Britain's
most enterprising poetry presses. Although associated with such leading
literary figures as Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Kathleen Raine and John
Heath-Stubbs, it has also encouraged many young writers and revived the
reputations of neglected ones - among them David Gascoyne, Ruth Pitter
and Edward Upward. Enitharmon has always been known for its fine quality
special editions: it has been one of the few British publishers to commission
collaborations between distinguished artists and writers. The current list
includes books by Victor Pasmore, Callum Innes, Ted Hughes and Christopher
Le Brun, Thom Gunn and Arthur Tress, Paula Rego and Blake Morrison.
David Cobb, Sinodun, Shalford, Braintree, Essex CM7 5H7
Tel/fax: 01371 851 097
Poetry/poetics, especially haiku/haibun.
Nicholas Johnson, 24a Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, Devonshire TQ11 0AA
01364 643 128
Etruscan Books - poetry, previously uncollected, unpublished - in Readers,
three poets in one book: Barry MacSweeney, David Gascoyne, Sorley MacLean,
Tom Leonard, Maggie O'Sullivan, Tom Raworth, Bill Griffiths, Tom Scott,
Hamish Henderson, Helen MacDonald, Alice Notley, Wendy Mulford, Gael Turnbull,
Brain Coffey and collections by Ed Dorn, Carl Rakosi, John Hall, Sean Rafferty,
Lee Harwood, Robin Blaser, Barbara Guest, Douglas Oliver, Tina Darragh,
Randolph Healy, Nicholas Johnson. High quality, large format, reasonably
priced books featuring modernist, and spatial concrete poetry. UK, US,
Gaelic, Scots and poetry in translation.
Ex Libris Press
Roger Jones, 1 The Shambles, Bradford on Avon, Wilts BA15 1JS
Tel/fax:01225 863595; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ex Libris Press has been publishing books in a small way since 1979 and
currently has over sixty titles in print. Subject areas covered include
history, countryside, walking guides, literature and biography. With one
exception, all our books are illustrated paperbacks and retail at between
£3.50 and £9.95. We will be launching two titles outside our
normal range at the Small Press Fair: Dandy Lion Poets, an anthology
of local poets; and Glastonbury Tales, with illustrations by Steve
Appleby. In addition we offer a Book Production Service to self-publishers,
from manuscript to finished books.
33 Aintree Crescent, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 2HD
Tel/fax: 0181 551 3346; email@example.com
Pop music historian/collector well versed in the instrumental side of rock/pop/r'n'b/blues/soul
music, made between 1959-1969. My first book, A Collectors Guide to
60s Brit-pop Instrumentals has just been published. Also edit Outlet
Gregynog, near Newtown, Powys SY16 3PW
Tel/fax: 01686 650625
The Gregynog Press, one of the leading Private Presses of the 1930s, set
standards of typography, illustration and binding which have rarely been
equalled. Re-established in 1978 as Gwasg Gregynog, the Press continues
to publish fine limited editions in the traditions of its forebears. Typesetting,
printing and binding carried out by time-served craftsmen; the illustrations
of artists such as David Gentleman, John Piper and Kyffin Williams printed
on hand- and mould-made papers; the use of the finest binding materials:
these have ensured Gregynog a place in the forefront of today's Private
99 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2RX
Hearing Eye started publishing poetry in 1987 with Cats Parnassus
by John Heath-Stubbs. Since then we have published 45 books and pamphlets
in the Torriano Meeting House series. The books are avaialble in bookshops
and are distributed by Airlift. Our latest titles include The Torriano
Sequences by John Heath-Stubbs, Poet for Poet by Richard McKane,
Flying Bosnian by Miroslav Janic, A Stranger Here by John
Rety, Collected Poems by A.C. Jacobs (with Menard Press) and Terrifying
Ordeal by Paul Birtill (who will be reading at the Fair).
Web site: www.torriano.org/hearing_eye
House of John
Russell Howard, 38 Hampden Road, Hitchin, Herts SG4 0LD
Vegan artist, writer and speaker Antony Bates (1920 - 96). At 18 in response
to the humanitarian messge of Rev John Rod Ferrier, he became a vegetarian/vegan.
He was a conscientous objector in the Second World War and devoted over
fifty years to the message of non-violence and a passionate believer in
the animal cause. Those caught up with inner experiences similar to his
will recognise them in his paintings and writings. He spoke fortnightly
to members of a group he founded - the Followers of the Way - and also
to other groups. A booklist which includes two books of reproductions of
his paintings - Art Against Cruelty and Symbolic Paintings
- is available.
23 St Marks Rise, London E8 2NL
Tel: 0171 254 4082; firstname.lastname@example.org
Inventory: losing, finding, collecting.
BM Invisible, London WCIN 3XX
We publish innovative writing and related documentary material in well-designed
inexpensive paperback editions. There are now eight titles in print, including
collections of new writing by Anthony Barnett, Bill Griffiths, Rob MacKenzie
and Catherine Walsh; Jane Wodening's memoir of Black Mountain and the American
experimental film scene; Stewart Home and Florian Cramer's The House
of Nine Squares; and The Invisible Reader anthology. We shall
launch our latest title, Loose Watch: a 'Lost & Found Times' Anthology
at the Small Press Fair.
The Journal of Silly
Duncan McCoshan, PO Box 22903, London N10 2WW
Tel/fax: 0181 341 9874; email@example.com
The best in single panel cartooning by the world's top professional cartoonists.
See the gags before they appear in the likes of Private Eye, The Times,
Punch and others.
Andy Robson, 63 Dixon Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire LS12 4RR
Light-hearted long-standing poetry magazine illustrated throughout and
featuring a writer-interview, short story, small press item reviews and
author mug-shots each edition. Also 22 mini-booklets available, the occasional
collective volume and the ever-popular card game.
Susan Yaxley, Ordnance Farmhouse, Guist Bottom, Dereham NR20 5PP
Tel/fax: 01328 829207
The Larks Press, established 1985 near Dereham in Norfolk, publishes books
about Norfolk, its history and its people. Publications include historic
maps in book form, place-name guides, historic texts and a wide range of
memoirs relating to nursing, policing, thatching, millering, village life
and World War II. (Early titles were hand-set and printed by letter press).
Our list represents a celebration of the quality of life in a wonderful
Marion Baraitser, 38 Chalcot Crescent, London NW1 8YD
Tel/fax: 0171 722 6718; firstname.lastname@example.org
Loki Books publishes the best new talent in minority languages, in English.
It is the first press to bring into the English language the new flowering
of young Israeli writers, particularly women writers. We work with Unesco,
the Feminist Press NY, the Arts Council of England and the European Jewish
Web site: http://www.lokibooks.u-net.com
PO Box 1306, Sheffield S9 3UW
Tel: 0114 2440055; fax: 0114 2440224; email@example.com
We produce high-quality editions of socialist books and pamphlets. Titles
cover a wide range of subjects, from history and philosophy to culture,
science and contemporary politics. Recent publications include Art as
the cognition of life by Aleksandr Voronsky, an outstanding Marxist
literary critic and writer on art, aesthetics and culture. Voronsky was
editor of the most important literary journal in 1920s USSR and an opponent
of Stalin. Also 1937 - Stalin's year of terror by noted Russian
historian Vadim Z. Rogovin. Human BSE - Anatomy of a health disaster
contains submissions by Professor Richard Lacey and the families of CJD
Web site: http://www.mehringbooks.co.uk
The National Small Press Centre
BM Bozo, London WC1N 3XX
A self-funding independent organisation relying on voluntary staff. Independent
publishers need a centre, a focal point, which coordinates and organises
to further their general interests. To this end, the NSPC publishes its
newsletter, News From The Centre, every other month and Small
Press Listings, four times per year. It also publishes The National
Small Press Centre Handbook, a unique reference and resource. The NSPC
is continually upgrading the quantity and quality of its services. If you
are interested in the campaign for a new Centre, or in any of the NSPC's
activities, join us now, or subscribe to our publications.
PO Box 15149, London WC1X 0HJ
Noise gate is an organisation which works with sound: as sculptors, our work crosses over many media including installation, experimental music, field recordings and kinetic art. We produce limited edition hand-made books and prints which are often accompanied by recordings. Our major publication is Noise gate, a quarterly magazine dedicated to the exploration and exposure of the innovative use of sound as a creative and functional medium. We hope Noise gate provides a space for the interchange of ideas and philosophies from a cross-section of artists from different areas.
The Old Stile Press
Frances McDowall, Catchmays Court, Llandogo, Monmouth NP5 4TN
Tel/fax: 01291 689 226
The Old Stile Press works with artists to produce books, printed by hand
with a variety of technologies old and new. Their most recent publication
has a sixteenth century text by Richard Barnfield and uses handmade paper
to enhance relief prints by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.
Web site: http://www.praxis.co.uk/ppuk/stile.htm
Philip Ward, 17 Stansgate Avenue, Cambridge CB2 2QZ
Established 1960 to produce minority, non-commercial literature such as
Gregor's Romagnol, Baron's De Vere is Shakespeare, Whallon's
four-play version of the Aeschylean Oresteia, Philip Ward's Bulgarian
trilogy, and Richard Burton's Midian trilogy. Language, literature, poetry,
drama, games, biography, Cambridgeshire, Arabia and Libya; for reference
A Lifetime's Reading, A Dictionary of Common Fallacies, and Contemporary
Designer Bookbinders: a Worldwide Illustrated Directory. Try our Father
Gander's Nursery Rhymes, the comic English is a Foreign Language,
the do-it-yourself The Small Publisher, and five books on India,
including Gujarat and Indian Mansions. Our 'Key Word' series covers Arabic,
French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Original Plus Sam Smith, 11 Heatherton Park, Bradford on Tone, Taunton,
Original Plus publishes dual text collections of poety. The Journal
of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry now in its fifth successful
year. New collection from Sam Smith, Dialogues from Silver Gull
Park Farm Press
E.J.Perfect, Glenwood, Park Farm Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4AF
Tel: 01494 524826
Our initial publication Armand Millet and his Violets contains an
English translation of Millet's important book Les Violettes, fully
annotated. There is a brief biography of Millet and much other material
about the history of violets. Violets were once of vast importance in the
florists' trade, on sale everywhere from September to April. Millet was
at the centre of this industry - grower, exhibitor and historian.
Paul Watkins Publishing
18 Adelaide Street, Stamford, PE9 2EN
Tel: 01780 756793
Small publisher of quality academic books on medieval and modern and local history, with a bit of humour.
Mary Cooke, 31 Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, Wilts SN15 1PS
Tel/fax: 01249 461131; firstname.lastname@example.org
A small publisher of children's titles, established in 1995 on a very low-key
scale, Populace Press is now looking to develop as a publisher which will
serve one-off authors and will provide a spring-board for authors to use
at the start of their careers.
Web site: http://www.mailhost.net/~populacepress
The Providence Press (Whitstable)
John & Lesley Dench, 22 Plough Lane, Swalecliffe, Whitstable, Kent CT5
Tel: 01227 793819; email@example.com
Established in 1989 and relaunched in 1993, Providence Press (Whitstable)
is a private, rather than commercial, small press, jointly owned and run
by John and Lesley Dench. Although Providence exists principally to self-publish
their own poetry, short stories and essays, the Press also publishes Scriptor
- a biennial collection of work from South-East writers. The first edition
appeared in 1996 and Scriptor - 2 (funded by the Arts Council) was
published in October 1998. All work is produced 'in-house'. Catalogue available,
along with details of Scriptor - 3. Members of NSPC Committee and
Association of Little Presses.
QED of York
John Bibby, 1 Straylands Grove, York YO31 1EB
Tel: 01904 424242; fax: 01904 424381; firstname.lastname@example.org
QED specialises in all things educational. We do worldwide marketing and
distribution to bookshops as well as schools and individuals. We welcome
collaboration with other small presses and educational groups. Main titles:
Fun Maths! and Fun French! - new concepts in educational
Brad Evans, 61 Glenmere Close, Cherry Hinton, Cambs CB1 8EF
Tel: 01223 242625
Red Lamp - a journal of socialist, realist, humanitarian poetry,
articles and reviews.
Rick Coole Productions
Richard Saunders, 2a Comeragh Road, West Kensington, London W14 9HP
Tel: 0171 385 8780; fax: 0171 381 1520; email@example.com
Rick Coole Productions have published a new series of children's paperback
books called 'The Phobics'. Written, illustrated and printed by the partners,
this series consists of six books, four available now. Each book stars
a loveable character in a tale of triumph over adversity. Their stories
of adventure spin funny tales with a gentle twist, designed to be read
to children of 3 - 5 and encourage older children to read. With a book
size of 158 x 112mm, consisting of laminated cover, 11 pages of text, 11
pages of colour illustrations, the RRP is £1.99 each.
Web site: htttp://www.rickcoole.com
Richard Kay Publications
Ricahrd Allday, 80 Sleaford Road, Boston, Lincs PE21 8EU
Tel: 01205 353231
We publish mainly books with Lincolnshire interest. These include dialect, academic and 'nostalgic' history (Life in Lincolnshire and Vernacular History) and some other titles. Except as a vehicle for dialect we do not normally publish fiction or poetry. We distribute all History of Boston Project titles (particularly the Transcription of Minutes of the Corporation of Boston from 1545) and occasional others. Catalogue on request.
Ruth Booth, 7 Pincott Place, London SE24 2ER
Tel: 0171 277 8831
Publisher of Voice & Verse, a quarterly poetry magazine and organiser
of the Millennium Poetry Competition. Winners will have their poems published
in September in The Millennium Collection.
Rose Heaword, PO Box 1035, London W2 6ZX
Tel: 0171 402 4562.
Runetree has grown out of initiatives in support of small independent publishing.
It now focuses on interaction between past and present, landscape and a
sense of place, local history and a sustainable future. Also publishes
playscripts and audio tapes.
Salamander Press (London) Ltd
F. Tompsett., Island House, Roserton Street, London E14 3PG
We publish Transgressions, a journal of urban exploration, and will
also exhibit our work with Unpopular Books and Sabotage Editions. This
material covers psychogeography, politics, art criticism and satire.
Seventy Stunning Books
Fine Press Book Association, c/o Frances McDowall, Catchmays Court, Llandodo, Monmouth NP5 4TN
Tel/fax: 01291 689 226
Books designed and printed by members of the FPBA, offering a startling overview of contemporary adventures in the book form.
Web site: http://www.fpba.com
Skoob Books Ltd
Mark Lovell/Adam Wilson, 15 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QH
Tel: 0171 404 3093; fax: 0171 404 4398; books @skoob.com
Publishers of esoteric/occult, new writing from the orient, poetry, cultural studies, literary guides. We are embarking on a co-publishing project and publish an on-line literary and cultural magazine.
PO Box 148, Hove, BN3 3DQ
Tel: 01273 770299; fax: 01273 737461; firstname.lastname@example.org
Publisher of around ten books a year containing cutting-edge comics or collections of material from the underground 'zine' press. Slab-O-Concrete also publishes items in more ephemeral and curious formats including the innovative self-mailing "Missive Device" card books. Slab-O-Concrete has a distribution arm that sells comics and zines by small publishers from all over the world.
Web site: http://www.slab-o-concrete.demon.co.uk
Richard Price, 8 Richmond Road, Staines, Middlesex TW18 2AB
Southfields, with its half-sister Vennel Press, publishes key Scottish
poetry. As a cultural review, Southfields also offers essays on Scottish
writing, translations, and new and unusual work from the best of Scottish
Philip Kerrigan, White Timbers, Stokesheath Road, Oxshott, Surrey KT22
Tel: 01372 842632; email@example.com
The Tabard Press was founded in 1964 with the object of producing well-printed
books of historic interest. The first publication, An Aeroplane Flight
with Wilbur Wright, was a modest booklet printed on an Adana press.
This was followed in 1966 by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson as Bookbinder
(hardback) using a Victoria platen. Twenty years later the Press renewed
activities by acquiring two precision proofing presses and printing Book
Production Notes (1986) followed by Paper Mills of the Tillingbourne
and The Diaries of James Simmons. The latest publication, An
Introduction and Notes: T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom was
printed by offset litho by Smith Settle.
The Tern Press
Nicholas and Mary Parry, St Mary's Cottage, Great Hales St, Market Drayton,
Shropshire TF9 1JN
Tel: 01630 652 153
For over thirty years Nicholas and Mary Parry have been producing books.
More than 120 titles show their literary interests and approach to illustration,
printing and binding - poetry, early British, natural history, biblical,
etc - using methods and materials that reflect these subjects.
Upstart Crow Publications
Alistair McCallum, 11 St John's Terrace, Lewes, E. Sussex BN7 2DL
Tel/fax: 01273 477626; firstname.lastname@example.org
Archaic language; convoluted plots; obscure jokes; all buried under a mountain
of literary criticism. Need a hand with Shakespeare? The Shakespeare
Handbooks provide a straightforward guide to the world's most famous
plays, with a scene-by-scene account of the story, some intriguing Shakespearean
facts and figures, and a few thought-provoking ideas from the critics.
Titles currently available, all at £3.99, are Anthony & Cleopatra,
As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream,
Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, with more on the way.
Wendy Wright, 20 Douglas Road, Chingford, E4 6DA
Fingertips - a multi-sensory learning system consisting of brightly
coloured posters, learning games and tapes of songs in attractive packs.
Devised for children from 3 - 11 years. Especially of interest to children
with learning difficulties and young children. Materials available at special
Paola Marchionni, editorial assistant, Dept of English, Queen Mary & Westfield
College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Tel: 0171 775 3120; email@example.com
Britain's only international magazine for Black British, African, Asian,
Caribbean and Diasporic writing, Wasafari publishes a rich mixture of poetry,
fiction, critical articles, interviews and reviews. Founded in 1984. it
is now internationally renowned as an accessible and creative space for
cross-cultural reading and debates. Wasafiri has established a worldwide
reputation for the innovative publishing of new literary talents and for
breaking down the borders of narrowly defined national literatures. Our
forthcoming Spring 1999 issue, No. 29., will focus on Before and After
Windrush: Black British literature and will feature new poetry and
fiction by British-based authors.
WEA Looking Glass Writers
Paul Chodha, 4 Luke Street, London EC2A 4XW
Tel: 0171 326 4379
Creative writing and community publishing projects for young, unemployed or homeless adults, refugees and asylum seekers.
Deuchar Mill, Yarrow, Scotland TD7 5LA
Tel: 01750 82231; fax: 01750 82303
Weproductions publications are a paradigm of a generation of artists' books
characterised by unlimited editions, paperback format and offset printing.
Established in 1971 and produced by Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas the
publications demonstrate an exploration of book form to structure visual
narrative. There are at present three series of books: the Paperback series,
the Millboard series and the Red Square series. The most recent publications
are Between the Two by Helen Douglas and Song of the Thrush
by Telfer Stokes.
Web site: http://www.weproductions.com
Owen Legg, 152 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1PB
Tel/fax: 01732 359206
Letter press printer of occasional books. These are often with linocut
illustrations. These are often on handmade paper, single sheets or fully
bound books. Sets of sheets for homebinding available. Each book has been
produced differently in an experimental fashion.