LIVE! Demonstrations & Activities

Hand-Press Printing

St. Bride Library

Demonstrations and workshops teaching the art of hand-press printing and typesetting, including printing blocks on a galley press, printing using an Adana press, and hand setting type.

Family friendly.


Designing, Printing and Publishing Books with Original Prints

Old Stile Press

Frances and Nicholas McDowell will demonstrate the difference between wood engravings, woodcuts, and etchings, using printing blocks designed for their own publications. They will also discuss with visitors why illustrated fine press books are worth collecting for the future, and how collectors might focus their interests in this area.

Family friendly.
Ongoing throughout the Fair.


Fine Binding

Otter Bookbinding

Marysa will be demonstrating bookbinding techniques such as headband sewing, and will give visitors the opportunity to try binding for themselves. She is also offering an embossing service. 

Family friendly.


Trade Exhibitors

There will also be exhibitors at the Fair who are not presenting workshops but of are particular interest to the book trade. They include:

Specialist book, art and antique shippers R F Shipping & Logistics, who are providing free packing for exhibitors and customers.

The bookshop-focused website and database developer Creative Computing.

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Please see the LIVE! Exhibitors page for additional details.