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 (2015) exhibition theme is ebb & flow

Our next call for entries (2016) is

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 – ebb and flow (2015), home (2014), 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).

dot / dash will be our 12th 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