Stroud Artists Books

About us

Stroud Artists Books is a group that meets on a monthly basis to share work, discuss techniques and explore the infinite variety of what makes an ‘Artists Book’.

We have a monthly theme that members respond to, and on this site you can see archives of our work. We also take part in exhibitions and provide and attend workshops. Members have a wide range of interests including book-binding, print-making, fine art, textiles, photography, digital work and more. We meet at 11:00 am – 13:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month at Stroud Library in the Five Valleys shopping centre, GL5 1RR. Please arrive early for a prompt start. There is a £5 attendance fee (cash please). Anyone can attend their first meeting for free.

Anyone is welcome to join us. We are a supportive and friendly group and love to encourage new members, whatever their skills or experience.

You can see the list of future monthly themes here.

Visit our Facebook page for up-to-date news and lots of useful links and gorgeous images or find us at Instagram.
Please contact us if you would like more information.

Visit our links page for useful resources, books, tutorials and suppliers.

Latest News

PLEASE NOTE: Our new home is at the re-located Stroud Library! We look forward to welcoming everyone there from May’s meeting.

Upcoming themes:

March – The Shape of Things
April – Begin Where You Are
May – The Gothic Dark
June – Folk Tales
July – Sealed
August – Family Album
September – Traces
October – Recollection
November – Threads
December – Ritual

What is an Artists Book?

The term ‘book’ can be taken loosely. It can mean taking the familiar structure of the book, using a variety of processes to format leaves, folding, cutting, stitching, gluing, or combinations of these, or it might mean deconstructing the concept of the book altogether, thus making it more conceptual than truly representative. It also means that some book-structures are sculptural in nature. They are usually produced as limited editions, or as a unique artwork.

Our latest work is displayed here from our Instagram account.
You can follow as @stroudartistsbooks.