We make art books that have a story to tell. Whether it’s our Familiars series – in which we invite artists to reimagine classic works of literature – or our new series, the Irregulars about fascinating pockets of British visual culture, we try to find art in the most intriguing and unusual places, and publish it as beautifully as we can.

Run by Elinor Jansz and Richard Embray, we’ve been publishing since 2003. We’re always keen to hear from you – whether you’re a reader, bookseller, historian, or artist, or have an idea you think we’d be interested in.

Contact

Four Corners Books

56 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS

hello@fourcornersbooks.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7247 8948


Four Corners Books, registered charity 1125471. Registered company 6591195. Company limited by guarantee, registered in England.

Stockists

  • Arnolfini, Bristol
  • Artwords, Rivington Street & Broadway Market
  • La Biblioteka, Sheffield
  • Claire de Rouen
  • Colours May Vary, Leeds
  • Design Museum
  • Donlon Books
  • Foyles, Charing Cross Road
  • Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • ICA Bookshop
  • Koenig Books
  • Magalleria, Bath
  • Magma
  • Papersmiths, Bristol
  • Serpentine Gallery
  • South London Gallery
  • Sunday Books, Dublin
  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Modern
  • Tenderbooks
  • Ti Pi Tin
  • Waterstones, Gower Street
  • Waterstones, Garrick Street
  • Waterstones, Piccadilly
  • Whitechapel Gallery

Credits

Design by John Morgan studio
Programming by Benedict de Silva
Pictures by Four Corners Books

News Archive

9.10.2018
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Free Books for Libraries

We believe that everyone should have access to books, so we try to make ours as affordable as possible. But to make our work reach an even wider audience, regardless of income, we supply copies of our books free of charge to lending libraries.   If you work in a library in the UK which would like to add a selection of our titles, please get in touch. It might be a university, school or public library - as long as the books are free to borrow, we are happy to supply them. We will be pleased to…

We believe that everyone should have access to books, so we try to make ours as affordable as possible. But to make our work reach an even wider audience, regardless of income, we supply copies of our books free of charge to lending libraries.  

If you work in a library in the UK which would like to add a selection of our titles, please get in touch. It might be a university, school or public library - as long as the books are free to borrow, we are happy to supply them.

We will be pleased to send your library up to four books free of charge, subject to availability. If you’re a library who we have previously supplied to, that does not disqualify you from asking for further titles. Please email us at hello@fourcornersbooks.co.uk and we will do our best to send your books as soon as we can!

20.9.2018
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Book Surgeries

If you are starting to work on an art book, it can be helpful to discuss the possibilities and challenges. We are inviting anyone who's thinking about a publication project to come in to our office to talk it through. The sessions will be informal, 30 minute conversations with Richard Embray and Elinor Jansz of Four Corners Books. You can bring to us any questions you might have about how to develop a project you are working on and we will offer our thoughts and feedback based on our experience…

If you are starting to work on an art book, it can be helpful to discuss the possibilities and challenges. We are inviting anyone who's thinking about a publication project to come in to our office to talk it through. The sessions will be informal, 30 minute conversations with Richard Embray and Elinor Jansz of Four Corners Books. You can bring to us any questions you might have about how to develop a project you are working on and we will offer our thoughts and feedback based on our experience in publishing. 

These book surgeries aim to provide support with your project and offer the opportunity to talk through different approaches to book production, the options with regards to digital and self-publishing and give advice relating to distribution networks. As a small independent organisation we produce only a small number of books per year, so unfortunately we are not seeking publication proposals at this time.

Sessions will be held at the Four Corners Books office during office hours on Friday 16 November, Friday 23 November, Thursday 29 November and Thursday 6 December. Email hello@fourcornersbooks.co.uk to reserve your place, specifying your preferred date. Places are limited so cannot be guaranteed. You will receive confirmation by 10 October.

26.4.2018
This weekend, Saturday 28 April - 1 May, Poster Workshop, the fantastic poster collective, who are the subject of our latest book, will be returning to Camden marking 50 years since they began. They’ll be showcasing 8ft recreations of their political posters (printed between 1968-1971) in a pop-up exhibition hosted in Camden Market's Old Art Gallery. They’ll also be reviving their poster workshop and printing posters on site, using their original silkscreen method. Watch as they recreate…

This weekend, Saturday 28 April - 1 May, Poster Workshop, the fantastic poster collective, who are the subject of our latest book, will be returning to Camden marking 50 years since they began.

They’ll be showcasing 8ft recreations of their political posters (printed between 1968-1971) in a pop-up exhibition hosted in Camden Market's Old Art Gallery. They’ll also be reviving their poster workshop and printing posters on site, using their original silkscreen method. Watch as they recreate posters whilst you wait, and take home a piece of political history.

The new book will be available for sale, hot off the press. There will also be the opportunity to meet the original team behind The Poster Workshop and hear their first hand stories from a time when they were at the heart of London’s protest scene. 

Camden Market event: Poster Workshop
4.1.2018
On 8 March, 2018, The National Archives will be hosting a talk about its incredible collection of UFO files. Originally set up after a request from Winston Churchill, the Ministry of Defence’s UFO Desk ran for over 60 years, collating mysterious sightings and records of strange objects in the sky. Dr David Clarke, Principal Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, will talk about the remarkable stories behind some of the images from his book, UFO Drawings From The National…

On 8 March, 2018, The National Archives will be hosting a talk about its incredible collection of UFO files. Originally set up after a request from Winston Churchill, the Ministry of Defence’s UFO Desk ran for over 60 years, collating mysterious sightings and records of strange objects in the sky.

Dr David Clarke, Principal Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, will talk about the remarkable stories behind some of the images from his book, UFO Drawings From The National Archives.


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3.10.2017

This Sunday, 8 October, we will be at art publishing fair Cultural Traffic, alongside other exhibitors including Dafydd Jones, Ditto, Eleanor Antin, Empty The Archive, Hysteria, Jane & Jeremy, Kim Wan, The Oxnard Plain Press, Ripopée, Morel Books, John Marchant Gallery, House of O'Dwyer / Rio Cinema, Richardson Magazine, GRRRL ZINE FAIR, Carla Borel, Accumulate, BLOW UP PRESS, Cold Lips and Baron Magazine.  

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