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Artistsí Books Now, British Library, 23 April 2018

Congratulations to AMBruno members Lydia Julien and John McDowall for their interesting talks at the British Library in Artistsí Books Now on Monday 23 April 2018.

Coinciding with World Book Night, this first event explored the meanings and pleasures of artists' books, looking at the Here and Now of the world that they address.Participants included Eleanor Vonne Browne, artist and founder of bookshop and project space X Marks the Bökship, the visual artist and performer Lydia Julien, zine artist and librarian Holly Casio, the visual artist and graphic designer Danny Aldred, the artist and researcher Amanda Couch, the art librarian and researcher Gustavo Grandal Montero in conversation with the medieval manuscripts specialist Julian Harrison, and the artist and researcher John McDowall.

Artists' Books Now is curated by the book artists and researchers Egidija Čiricaitė and Sophie Loss and the librarians Jerry Jenkins and Richard Price. Each event explores an aspect of the contemporary through a selection of books, presented in an accessible and enjoyable style by artists and commentators.

Lydia Julien speaking in Artistsí Books Now
at the British Library, 23 April 2018. Photograph: J.Jenkins.

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