Bound Art Book Fair

Bound Art Book Fair is an annual celebration of artist publishing practices based in Manchester, UK. We welcome artist publishers and collectives, small presses, independent publishers, galleries and distributors who are committed to expanding the potential of publishing to communicate radical ideas and amplify underrepresented voices.

Bound Art Book Fair returns to the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, from 23-24 October 2021, with an opening party on 22nd October at the Peer Hat.

Check out our Exhibitor List and Public Programme and visit our Instagram for further updates.

In 2020 Bound launched HYPERTEXT, a virtual art book fair in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Explore the 2020 Programme

Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal
Books Beyond Bars - Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker
Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill
Yasmine Akim: Why we need to decolonise art schools & showcase the collective agency of marginalised people
Ruth White: The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes
Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees
Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective
ROOT-ed Zine: Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour
Find out more about HYPERTEXT in our Archive

Bound Art Book Fair's mission is to provide a platform for a diverse and international range of projects and exhibitors to share their work and reach new audiences, with a particular focus on those from the North of England. We build and sustain communities around print publishing practices whilst exploring the potential for expanded forms of publishing that engage or interact with performance, music, sculpture, fashion, moving image and activism. Bound also instigates interim projects generating new publications and commissions, and we have worked with partners including the Working Class Movement Library, Rare Mags, Derby International Photography Festival, and Sounds from the Other City.