Small Publishers Fair 2023

Small Publishers Fair 2023

11am to 7pm, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2023

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Free Admission

Small Publishers Fair 2022, photo @jhmmitchell

Click here for descriptions, images and websites for all sixty eight publishers taking part in Small Publishers Fair 2023.


Readings, talks and launches take place both afternoons in the Green Room which is on the stage at Conway Hall. On Saturday afternoon there will also be readings in the Library which is upstairs from the entrance foyer.

This year’s exhibition is Forty Years of Atlas Press

Atlas Press was set up to champion extremist and avant-garde prose from the 1890s to the present day. It is the largest publisher in English of writings from the Surrealist, Dada and Expressionist movements, the Collège de ‘Pataphysique, the Oulipo and the Vienna Actionists – mostly for the first time in translation. The exhibition celebrates forty years of Atlas Press and remembers and honours one of its founding editors, Alastair Brotchie, who died earlier this year.

Atlas Anthology 1, editors Alastair Brotchie and Malcolm Green, 1983.
The anthology was typed up on an electric typewriter and printed in
two runs of 100 with a handprinted cover.

Jess Chandler, publisher and founder of Prototype Publishing said:

“The Small Publishers Fair is a crucial date in the calendar for independent publishers: an opportunityto be part of a community of dedicated, passionate and innovative creative individuals and organisations, surrounded by beautiful work, and writing and artwork by vital and often underrepresented voices.

The significant audience it always attracts is testament to the fair’s value and importance, not only as an opportunity for selling books and meeting future collaborators, but as a moment to witness and be part of a truly vibrant and dynamic network, and among publishers whose work is so crucial to the wider publishing ecology.”

The Small Publishers Fair website helps people plan to get the most out of their visit to the Fair whether it’s for two hours or two days. It’s also an online marketplace, an archive and a source of information for anyone with an interest in small press publishing.


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