Copeland Book Market 2015
31. 07. 2015 11:00 AM
Copeland Book Market is an independent artists’ book market and events platform now entering its fifth year. Their focus is on a summer stall-holding market which brings together 30-40 publishers and is hosted by Bold Tendencies in South London. This year the Copeland Book Market takes its sub-title from a book by Lawrence Weiner “Something to Put Something On”, which is a meditation on the ambiguous nature of a table. The theme encourages our participants to consider publishing and printed matter in unusual and experimental contexts. A number of specific commissions are being developed around this theme.
CBM are also partnering with long-time collaborators The White Review, a London-based magazine on literature and the arts, to bring together the curated selection of publishers and the related events programme. The Copeland Bar remains an important hub for publishers and visitors. The Copeland Book Market team will be in conversation, at the bar and with books, with artists, writers and publishers throughout the weekend.
Previous participants have included ABC Artists’ Book Cooperative, Banner Repeater, Book Works, Cafe Royal Books, Claire de Rouen, Camberwell Press, Donlon, Four Corners Books, Hato Press, Jeremy Deller, Kesselskramer, MACK, Melville House, Morel Books, South London Gallery, Self Publish be Happy, the Vinyl Factory, Verso, The White Review, and many more. Copeland Book Market also organises site-specific artist book events. This year we have projects at Site Festival, Stroud and for the Mahler and LeWitt Studios summer programme in Spoleto, Italy.