AboutRoom&Book is a three day art book fair, presented in association with Claire de Rouen Books. Under one roof, visitors will be able to engage with zine aficionados, legendary specialists, magazine experts, and artist book connoisseurs in what promises to be a unique gathering of the best specialist bookshops and dealers in the UK both young and long-established. Highlighting contemporary approaches to book design, a number of artists will also present their own works including Christian Flamm. Works on sale will start from £10 and visitors will be able to browse publications from a range of themes including art, photography, fashion and design.
Room&Book is the first art book fair in London to focus exclusively on the role of the book dealer. There will be approximately twenty dealers at Room&Book, and each will present a collection of iconic publications from the last 30 years, alongside their vision for more in-print titles that will become the ânew rare'.
Participants confirmed so far include:
20th Century Art Archives, Maggs Bros (Carl Williams and Titus Boeder), Elegantly Papered, The Village Bookstore, Louis Vuitton Maison Librarie, Simon Finch, Luminous Books with Anagram Books, Arthur Fournier, Quaritch, Koenig Books, Test Centre, Bookmarc, Tauba Auerbach, Christian Flamm, Claire de Rouen Books, Sims Reed, Oliver J. Wood.
To accompany the fair there will be a related series of events including a panel discussion on the idea of âthe new rare'. Speakers will consider the question âIn this age of publishing-on-demand how do you define 'rare'?' In addition there will be a reading by artist Bruno Zhu, workshops and book launches.