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Endings and Beginnings

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

Last Autumn, after 3 years and much fun selecting and sending out fine publications made and shared on bookleteer, I decided to end the Periodical’s monthly service. There were a number of reasons – some practical and financial – but I felt that as a project it had achieved as much as it could in […]

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Magna Carta 800 Sets

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

June 2015 was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta – considered by many to be the keystone to Britain’s constitutional and democracy. To celebrate and see the impact this document has had, over six months in 2015 I published a series of 6 books, each containing several texts from across the […]

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Bookleteer Masterclass for Librarypress

September 17th, 2014 No Comments

Yesterday I ran a Bookleteer Masterclass for Library professionals from the boroughs of Lewisham, Brent, Hounslow, Camden, Islington, Merton and Harrow at the Deptford Lounge. The event was part of our collaboration with the Librarypress project and was designed to introduce library staff to bookleteer and how they might use it in their own projects […]

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Page Planners

September 10th, 2014 No Comments

We have created an additional resource to help plan layouts and work out how many pages you need when devising your content for bookleteer. Two PDF documents are available, one for planning landscape books and another for portrait books. Download the Landscape Planner or the Portrait Planner.

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Soho Memoirs : 3 new books

May 16th, 2014 No Comments

I’ve designed 3 new books for The Museum of Soho in time for their Museums at Night event, A Pot To Wishin’, at the House of St Barnabas in Soho. Printed copies of one of the books will be available at the event (tickets here).

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Islington & Wembley Pop Up Publishing Workshops

May 16th, 2014 No Comments

More workshops are being held next week in Islington & Wembley Libraries as part of the Librarypress project. Below is the presentation I’ll be using to illustrate my talk on bookleteer to participants and explore the kinds of things they can do with it. Pop Up Publishing with bookleteer from Giles Lane

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Pop Up Publishing with Librarypress

May 6th, 2014 1 Comment

This month I am running 6 pop up publishing sessions across three libraries in London : Hounslow Library; Islington Central Library (First Steps Learning Centre) and Wembley Library. All the sessions are free and last for about 3 hours in the evening. The sessions are part of the Librarypress project which aims to get more […]

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Soho Memoirs

March 14th, 2014 No Comments

I’m very excited to announce that we are collaborating with the Museum of Soho to produce a series of Soho Memoirs from materials in their archive. The three initial books are by people who grew up or worked in Soho during the first part of the twentieth century and were recorded or written during the […]

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Revised Short Run Printing Prices for StoryCubes

February 13th, 2014 No Comments

We are introducing a revised pricing structure for custom StoryCubes ordered via bookleteer’s Short Run printing service. The new minimum order will be 500 StoryCubes (reduced from 1,000), which can be made up of different designs each printed in multiples of 50 copies (there is a small set-up charge for each design). We now have […]

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the Periodical 1st Anniversary

November 12th, 2013 No Comments

It’s hard to believe that its been a year since we sent out the first issue of the Periodical, but here we are thirteen months later already planning our 14th issue. In that time we’ve sent out selections from 36 different publications made and shared on bookleteer to our subscribers, as well as special gifts […]


Outside The Box PlayCubes

November 5th, 2013 No Comments

We’re now just over halfway through our kickstarter campaign for Outside The Box : a “game engine for your imagination” designed to inspire storytelling and improvise play. We’re trying to raise £4k to manufacture a 1st edition of the complete set to get it into people’s hands and see what they do with it. Its […]

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the Periodical issues 11 and 12

September 28th, 2013 1 Comment

After our holiday break in August the Periodical bounces back with issues 11 and 12. I am really proud to present two books made as part of a pilot project I took part in last year in Papua New Guinea: An Experiment in the Recording, Presentation and Circulation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge by Giles Lane […]

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Bob & Roberta Smith Audio CD give away!

June 11th, 2013 No Comments

Each month we select something special from our back catalogue of projects and publications to giveaway as a special extra for new (annual) subscribers to the Periodical. This month we have unearthed an audio CD made by Bob and Roberta Smith for our 2004 project, Navigating History – “Before the TV There Was the Piano” […]

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Subscriptions Success + New Goal

May 1st, 2013 No Comments

April was a fantastic month for the Periodical – we’re very happy to report that we exceeded our goal of reaching 60 subscriptions (we actually reached 61) and are delighted to welcome 23 new subscribers into this growing community. Our new goal for May is to reach at least 80 subscribers and we have a […]

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the Periodical Issues 1 to 7

April 30th, 2013 No Comments

Here is a picture of all the different publications that have been distributed amongst subscribers of the Periodical between October 2012 and April 2013. Each month at least one publication is chosen to be printed and sent out to subscribers, and we have also been adding other goodies sourced from our own archive of previous […]