Thursday, 21 April 2016

Tara Books in Edinburgh

On Monday night, I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Tara books at the Nomads Tent Edinburgh. I have seen them at Bologna several times and I have bought their books over the years and featured them here.
However I was unaware of the true story behind this incredibly successful small publisher and it was great to hear about the other projects that they are involved in.

I didn't realise that all of their books are hand printed and hand bound.

Or how they take the now vulnerable and transient traditions of tribal storytelling and art and fix it in book form like pressing flowers trying to capture this beauty, skill and storytelling. There are some wonderful videos here where you can learn more about Tara Books, their projects and artists.

(above) Gond art by Bhajju Shyam.