Saturday 20 March 1999.
10am - 5.30pm. Admission free.
Waterloo Foyer,
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre.
London SE1 (Waterloo BR, tube & bus).

A National Small Press Centre project realised as part of the
London Festival of Literature

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 publishing.

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.

Programme of exhibitors

Aard Press
D. Jarvis/Dawn Redwood, Aardverx (F) c/o 31 Mountearl Gardens, London SW16 2NL
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;
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.
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The Alembic Press
Claire Bolton, Hyde Farm House, Marcham Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6NX
Tel: 01865 391391; fax: 01865 391322;
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.
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Aporia Press
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.

Away Publications
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;
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, every 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 for catalogue.
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Cakebreads Publications
Mrs B. Fuller, 5a The High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AT
Tel: 01799-524-131;
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.

Circle Press
Ron King, 26 St Luke's Mews, London W11 1DF
Tel: 0171 792 9298;
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.

Jane Colling
24 Banyard Road, London SE16 2YA
Tel: 0171 231 1106;
Screen prints and postcards from an alphabetical series; plus "Spot the Dog" posters and postcards.

Counter Productions
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;
Dark Star Press is the publisher of Dark Star magazine, Britain's longest-running fantasy media magazine.
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Roma Publishing, Charles Kasabi, 29 London Lane, London E8 3PR;
Roma Publishing is a specialist publisher whose title LightSpeed is a dynamic new science fiction film magazine.
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M. Pawson, 14 Ropery Street, London E3 4QF
Tel: 0181 983 1738;
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.
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Dissident Editions
Anthony Weir, 71 Ballyculter Road, Loughkeelan, Downpatrick, County Down BT30 7BD
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.

Earthright Publications
Monica Frisch, 8 Ivy Avenue, Ryton, Tyne & Wear NE40 3PU
Tel: 0191413 7972;
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.

Enabler Publications
Alan Dearling, 3 Russell House, Lym Close, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3DE
Tel/fax: 01297 445024;
'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 Environment.
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Enitharmon Press
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.

Etruscan Books
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;
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.

Trev Faull
33 Aintree Crescent, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 2HD
Tel/fax: 0181 551 3346;
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 magazines.

Gwasg Gregynog
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 Presses.

Hearing Eye
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).
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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;
Inventory: losing, finding, collecting.

Invisible Books
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;
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.

Larks Press
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 county.

Loki Books
Marion Baraitser, 38 Chalcot Crescent, London NW1 8YD
Tel/fax: 0171 722 6718;
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 Publication Society.
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Mehring Books
PO Box 1306, Sheffield S9 3UW
Tel: 0114 2440055; fax: 0114 2440224;
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 victims.
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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.

Noise gate
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.
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Oleander Press
Philip Ward, 17 Stansgate Avenue, Cambridge CB2 2QZ
Tel: 01223-244688
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, TAU 1EU
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 of Liverpool.

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.

Populace Press
Mary Cooke, 31 Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, Wilts SN15 1PS
Tel/fax: 01249 461131;
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.
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The Providence Press (Whitstable)
John & Lesley Dench, 22 Plough Lane, Swalecliffe, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2NZ
Tel: 01227 793819;
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;
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 calendars.

Red Lamp
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;
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.
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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.

Robooth Publications
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.

Runetree Press
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.
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Skoob Books Ltd
Mark Lovell/Adam Wilson, 15 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QH
Tel: 0171 404 3093; fax: 0171 404 4398; books
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;
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.
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Southfields Press
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 writers.

Tabard Press
Philip Kerrigan, White Timbers, Stokesheath Road, Oxshott, Surrey KT22 0PS
Tel: 01372 842632;
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;
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.

Urchin Books
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 Fair price.

Paola Marchionni, editorial assistant, Dept of English, Queen Mary & Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Tel: 0171 775 3120;
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.
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Woodcraft Press
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.