We Love Your Books is a collaboration between Melanie Bush of theUniversity of Northampton, Emma Powell of De Montfort University (Leicester), and Louise Bird of the University of Northampton.
As well as teaching bookmaking and making their own experimental books, they collaboratively curate a yearly international and experimental artists’ book exhibition. This is a not-for-profit venture, open to all.
Books to be sent in by June 1st 2009 and exhibition will take place August–September 2009 (tbc).
“The theme for our 2009 creative book-arts open exhibition is CLOSURE. This is in honour of Emma’s anticipated completion in 2009 of her PhD, which has dominated the last 8 years of her life. Right now, the idea of closure seems to her impossible – yet longed for. She has done amazingly to stick at it all this time, as challenging as it has been. She looks forward to the freedom she will have after closure…”
They are planning an exhibition of Poets’ and Artists’ hand-made books for August-September of 2009.
There is a June 1, 2009 deadline for submissions.