The book fair is done! It was a wonderful weekend and plenty of people turned up and purchased some amazing things. I set out to buy Christmas presents and actually just bought myself a lot of stuff (all for research etc obviously!).
It seems that everyone enjoyed themselves and that the book fair will become an annual event. Next year we will try to clash less with Manchester so people can face coming to the northwest for both! Perhaps early December.... Tables will be advertised next summer as will at least two commissions to produce new bookworks (depending on funding of course - there may be more!). This year we approached artists with commissions for new work, but next year we will be making this an open submission. If you would like to be kept informed please email events@wolstenholmeprojects with your name and details.
A massive thanks to everyone who helped over the weekend, especially Karen, Sue and Lauren, who kept everyone full of tea and cake. Thanks also to all of the table holders who made for a very nice atmosphere and hopefully met some interesting people. Last, but not least, thanks to Mary Yacoob and Sophie Loss for their phenomenal effort in bringing Wrapped and Encased - an exhibition of envelope based works to Wolstenholme Projects for the weekend. More on this with some images of work later.
Images in this post are kindly provided by Sarra Facey and more can be viewed here: http://seen.ibidem.co.uk/artistsbookfair/