Book Fairs | June 3, 2024

Inaugural Inventory Art Book Fair Launches in London

Mark Pawson/Inventory Art Book Fair

Mark Pawson at the Inventory Art Book Fair

A new art book fair celebrating non-profit, collaborative, and interdisciplinary publishing, will take place in London this week.

The inaugural Inventory Art Book Fair running June 7 - 9 at Cromwell Place, South Kensington, will be a celebration of artist publishing in the UK, bringing together photo books, queer zines, risograph, theory, contemporary art and poetry. The fair will include a book market and reading room, alongside a public programme of free events.

Accoding to the organisers the fair will "welcome everyone from established presses, occasional publishers and zinesters, to those making their first experiments with print, Inventory aims to encompass the past, present, and future of the printed form as part of a wider conversation around artistry and activist practice."

Lillian Wilkie & Ben Goulder, co-founders of Inventory Art Book Fair, said:  "London boasts vibrant communities of independent publishers, and we are thrilled to unite these communities at Inventory to celebrate the rich landscape of independent arts publishing in the UK. As long-time publishers and editors ourselves, we see Inventory as an acknowledgement not only of the expansiveness of the printed form but also of the friendships and mutual support that flourish within and around it.”

You can find updates on the Inventory Art Book Fair at its Instagram page.