we love your books
is a collaboration between

Melanie Bush, Book artist and
Dr Emma Powell, Senior Lecturer in Graphics/Illustration
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

As well as teaching bookmaking and making our own
experimental bookworks we collaboratively curate a yearly
international and experimental artists' book exhibition.
This is open to all. Our exhibitions are ‘not for profit’
– we do them because
we love books.

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Our current (2014) exhibition theme is home

All the exhibiting artists' books are under the
home (2014) button on the left.

The 76 page minute 2012 catalogue is available for purchase ($15.50):

The 48 page Crop 2011 catalogue is still available for purchase ($15):


Our previous themes have been – point (2013), minute (2012), CROP (2011),
(e)motive (2010), closure (2009), re: (2008), ABC (2007), Full Circle /
Random Journey (2006) and Meeting in the Middle (2005).
Home will be our 10th exhibition.

If anyone is interested in joining our collaboration by providing
a venue for selected books to tour to, or if anyone wants to set
our theme as a student brief, please contact us – curators(at)weloveyourbooks.com