We are very excited about today’s artists’ books and zines Bookmarks Bookfair, which will be open and free to attend from 1pm to 7pm, Wednesday 29th March 2023, at the ECA Sculpture Court in the Main Building.
This is a fantastic annual event organised by the School of Design and is a chance to meet and buy from our hugely talented art and design students, staff and friends, selling a range of zines, artists’ books, cards and prints.
You can get a free ticket on Eventbrite.
Are you interested in making and exploring the world of zines? We have a growing collection of zines within the ECA Library artists’ books collection! You can find them all on DiscoverEd.
Our collection includes works by Lesley Imgart, Sarah Sheard, “Zine a Month” duo Matt Swan and John Brown, and book artists at Good Press Gallery such as Eden Bo Dower, Johanna Hedva, Aki Hassan, and Isobel Neviazsky.
If you are interested in other collections and collectives, take a look at:
The Edinburgh Zine Library is a volunteer-run archive and reference library of contemporary zines.
The Queer Zine Library is a UK based diy mobile library volunteer collective celebrating radical LGBTQIA+ self publishing. You can find out more about the history of zine making at Zine-Wiki.
Find out more about the zines at ECA Library by watching this talk on Media Hopper.
You might also be interested in our subject guide on Gender and Sexuality Studies
We also have an artists’ books and zines subject guide
If you are interested in all things Zine, you will be pleased to know that the Edinburgh Zine Fair 2021 takes place at the Drill Hall, Out of the Blue, 36 Dalmeny Street (just off Leith Walk) on Saturday 23rd October, 11.00am – 5.00pm.
The Edinburgh Zine Fair is brought to you by Typewronger Books
This will be a great opportunity to see and buy zines, and talk to their makers!