Peter Isaac Essay Prize 2022

To mark the occa­sion of the twen­­ty-year anniver­sary Pro­fes­sor Peter Isaac’s death, Print Net­works will award a prize for the best essay in the field of the his­to­ry of the British book trades and their region­al, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al net­works. For more details see the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cuture web­site, or email Dr […]

St Brides Library

The read­ing room at St Brides Library is open every Wednes­day. You can book a 3‑hour slots (12:00–3:00 or 3:30–6:30), by email­ing library@sbf.org.uk.

Seminar on printed illustrations

The next HoPIN webi­nar will be held on Thurs­day, 20 Jan­u­ary 2002, 5–6.30pm (GMT) on Zoom. The themes is ‘Con­trasts in Print’ and the speak­ers are Sue May and Johan­na Holmes. No charge to attend but book­ing is essential.

Adana printing courses at St Brides

St Bride’s Foun­da­tion are run­ning their one day cours­es on using an Adana plat­en press, includ­ing hand type­set­ting and print­ing, as well as prac­ti­cal points regard­ing main­te­nance of the press, work­shop man­age­ment and what to look out for when pur­chas­ing equip­ment. They are run­ning on 12 & 26 Jan­u­ary, and 23 Feb­ru­ary. More details of […]

Contributors sought for book on 17th century printing

Con­tri­bu­tions are being sought for an ‘Ele­ment’ in the Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty Press Pub­lish­ing and Book Cul­ture series, enti­tled The Peo­ple of Print in the Sev­en­teenth Cen­tu­ry. To pro­pose a 2,750 word essay that pro­files one fig­ure, please email the edi­tors, Dr Kaley Kramer (Sheffield Hal­lam Uni­ver­si­ty, k.a.kramer [at] shu.ac.uk), Dr Adam James Smith (York St […]

St Bride at 125

An exhi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing the first 125 years of St Bride Library is run­ning from Decem­ber 1 2021–March 1 2022. The exhi­bi­tion will pro­vide a pot­ted his­to­ry of the St Bride Foun­da­tion, demon­strat­ing the vital role of the library and high­light­ing the activ­i­ties of the Foun­da­tion, includ­ing the pur­­pose-built print school, sport­ing and social clubs. For […]

Bookbinding Competition open for entries

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion is open for entries. It aims to encour­age the prac­tice and devel­op­ment of cre­ative and craft bind­ing skills. For more details see the Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s web­site. Details of this year’s themes, and how to enter are avail­able on the Nation­al Library’s website.

Quarto Press open to visitors

The Quar­to Press at Coupar Angus is open to vis­i­tors for the Perth & Kin­ross 2021 Doors Open Day week­end, 18 and 19 Sep­tem­ber. For details of the work­shop and how to get there see the Doors Open Day website. 

Wayzgoose at the Glasgow Press

The Glas­gow Press is stay­ing the work­shop for this year’s Wayz­goose on Sat­ur­day 18 Sep­tem­ber for Glas­gow’s 2021 Doors Open Day. Details of the let­ter­press work­shops are on the Doors Open Day website.

Penicuik Printers open for Doors Open Day

The Paper­mak­ing Her­itage Cen­tre at the Pen-y-coe Press in Penicuik is offer­ing tours for Mid­loth­i­an’s 2021 Doors Open Day on 11 Sep­tem­ber. Book­ing is essen­tial. For more details and how to book a place see the Doors Open Day website.