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Online Book Fair

14 Jun 2020 11:00 -16:00

We had a wonderful "Weekend of Words" planned for you this June, for the second year running, but the building is still closed for events so we've planned something a little different instead, an online Book Fair.

You can join us over on our Instagram page on Sunday 14 June between 11am and 4pm to hear more about writers and books from the following publishers, all based in the North of England. They would have been with us in person this Sunday with a real stall full of real books. Instead we'll be showcasing some of their latest books and new writers with them. 

Comma Press

Comma Press publish new and established authors, interdisciplinary collaborations between authors and experts, and translation commissions devised to identify cutting-edge (often marginalised) voices from across the world. In 2020 they were shortlisted by The British Book Awards for ‘Small Press of the Year’ (North of England). They are based in Manchester. 

Gordian Projects

Gordian Projects is an independent not-for-profit press established in 2014. They focus on small editions of work that use art and language as a space for exploration, operating at the intersection of artist’s book, art writing, literature, and archive. They work with authors collaboratively in planning, designing and producing their publications.

Nightjar Press

Nightjar Press is a small-press publisher specialising in new short stories – dark, gothic, uncanny – published as limited-edition, signed, numbered chapbooks, £3 each plus p&p. The editor is novelist, short story writer, and Reader in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, Nicholas Royle.

Peepal Tree Press

Peepal Tree aims to bring you the very best of international writing from the Caribbean, its diasporas and the UK, both new writers and established voices. They are based in Leeds, Yorkshire. 


Based in Salford, Saraband publish authors with deep knowledge of the culture, local landscapes, wildlife, folk traditions and history in regions around the UK. Their fiction includes literary, historical and contemporary stories reflecting UK and international perspectives – some with a sense of humour, some gritty or dark, others thought-provoking – all engaging and vital.

Valley Press

Valley Press is an independent publisher based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. They specialise in poetry, literary fiction, and combining small press values with big press quality! 



We'll be back with more events soon we hope, when it's safe to do so. Watch this space!







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