Book Arts Day 2023

A great opportunity to experience books by a range of artists hosted by the Society of Bookbinders, London and South region in the heart of Kentish Town


The Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, NW1 8PH.

The pedestrian entrance is through the gates, between 34 & 36 Kelly Street and at the rear of the building on Church Avenue (door on the left at the end of the alleyway) where there is limited car parking. Church Avenue is off Kentish Town Road near the corner with Prince of Wales Road.

Nearest Tube is Kentish Town on the Northern Line, turn left out of the Station and it’s a 5min walk along the High St.

There is also an Overground Station nearby, Kentish Town West less than 5min.

Venue is well served by several London Bus routes, 46, 134, 214, 393, C2.

The lively high street has many cafes and food shops. Teas and coffee are available for a small donation.

Venue is fully accessible with ramps at both entrances with a lift and an accessible toilet on the ground floor. Please be aware though, that unfortunately, there are no automatic doors to enter.


Reserving a table

We have 22 tables – 13 tables are 1.8m wide and 9 tables are 1.2m wide. If you have a preference or requirement for a specific table width please let us know. If we don’t hear from you we’ll assume you’ll be happy with either width. If you want a table covering please bring one along.

Payment for tables is by bank transfer. Bank details will be sent along with the notice of a successful place. Please pay promptly when notified you have a place or it may be passed along to the next person on the waiting-list. This is to ensure full attendance and benefit for the highest number of members.

Link to book a table:  https://forms.gle/WYkqAwU3c1RFtk796

Please email sobbookartsday@gmail.com if you have any questions. As of 11 February there were 8 out of the 22 tables remaining.

Event schedule

Saturday, 22 April

11.00 – 15.00

Free entry for customers

Vendor tables: £12.00 per table

Organiser: Society of Bookbinders, London and South Region

Artist books group

Can’t make it to the Book Arts Day in April but still want to be inspired by an active community, Malcolm runs a monthly discussion via Zoom.

For more details visit https://artistbooks.group/

Contact for invitation and Zoom link

We meet online for a chat every month. We aim to be open, supportive and inclusive. We have members taking their first steps in book making and we have others with a lifetime of experience.

You don’t need a qualification to join the group and you don’t need to pay any money. See Artist Books website for more information.

Social media

We are on Instagram: @societyofbookbinders

Please tag us into your posts and show us your #wip (work in progress), images of finished work and let us know about your latest projects, exhibitions or workshops!

Feel free to contact us with your suggestions, recommendations and news. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you in the real & virtual world![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]