Online Shop still open

If you would like to order any of our pub­li­ca­tions on the his­to­ry of Scot­land’s print­ing indus­try, please order through our online shop. Obvi­ous­ly we can’t promise the fastest deliv­ery times at the moment, but your order will be processed as soon as pos­si­ble.

Print Futures Awards 2020 Applications now open

The Print­ing Char­i­ty’s annu­al Print Futures Awards sup­port peo­ple aged 18–30, who are start­ing out or already work­ing in the print, paper, pub­lish­ing, pack­ag­ing, and graph­ic arts sec­tor. You can find out more and apply on the Print­ing Char­i­ty’s web­site. The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is 26 April 2020.

St Brides opening in March

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 4 March and Wednes­day 18 March from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]

Exhibition on printing in London

An exhi­bi­tion on the his­to­ry of east Lon­don’s print indus­try opens at the Nun­nery Gallery in Bow Road, Lon­don E3 on 17 Jan­u­ary 2020. It will include his­toric pho­tographs and print­ed items as well as print work­ers’ mem­o­ries, told through a new col­lec­tion of oral his­to­ries. Using archive and new­ly found mate­r­i­al from com­pa­nies, co-ops […]

St Brides Opening in February

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 5 Feb­ru­ary and Wednes­day 19 Feb­ru­ary from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]

Print Networks Call for Papers

The 2020 Print Net­works / CPHC Con­fer­ence will take place in Apple­­by-in-West­­­more­­land, on the edge of Wainwright’s Lake­land Fells and will take as its theme ‘print­ing for tourists’  — tick­ets, notices, leaflets, labels, fold­ers, bill­heads and oth­er throw­aways, along­side books both phys­i­cal and vir­tu­al, that have come to rep­re­sent tourists and tourism across the ages. […]

Film about Baskerville’s work

A short film about Baskerville’s punch­es will be screened for the first time at Win­ter­bourne House in Birm­ing­ham on 12 Feb­ru­ary. It demon­strates Baskerville’s work­ing meth­ods and pro­vides insights into his crafts­man­ship. The evening will also include talks about the wider project. The event is free, but book­ing is essen­tial: see the Cen­tre for Print­ing […]

St Brides opening in January

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 15 Jan­u­ary and Wednes­day 22 Jan­u­ary from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]

Residential letterpress and bookbinding courses

The Grange, near Ellesmere in Shrop­shire, offers a range of res­i­den­tial cours­es that fol­low the cre­ation of a tra­di­tion­al book right through from print­ing to fin­ished illus­trat­ed book — let­ter­press print­ing cours­es, book­bind­ing cours­es, and paper mar­bling cours­es. For details of the cours­es run­ning in 2020, and how to book, see their web­site.

Talk on map printing by prisoners of war

Mark Evans and Ken Burn­ley are talk­ing about The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Print­ers at St Bride’s Insti­tute in Lon­don on 3 Decem­ber 2019. They will describe how a clan­des­tine press was made and run in a Ger­man pris­on­er of war camp (Oflag-79) in order to pro­duce escape maps, towards the end of the sec­ond […]