Programme update...

The most up to date programme can now be seen at 

In addition we have confirmed Iain Sharp as chair for the panel discussion 'what is the future of the book' which promises to be a lively and potentially contentious conclusion to the conference weekend.

Here is some information about one of our keynote speakers, Dominic Riley and some of what he will be offering during  the conference:


In his presentation Dominic will talk about his approach to creating contemporary fine bindings, concentrating on his work from the last ten years.
Dominic Riley has created over fifty design bindings so far and these have won him fifteen prizes, including both first prizes and the Mansfield medal in the DB competition in 2007 and first prize in the prestigious Sir Paul Getty International Competition in 2013. His other time is spent restoring antiquarian books, lecturing, writing and teaching. He spends part of the year California, teaching summer school with Michael Burke at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He an elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and serves as Vice President of the Society of Bookbinders.