Road Less Travelled Resources


Resources for publishing: manuals for zine making and bookbinding; a list of small-scale printers with a focus on worker-run cooperatives and collectives; links to the publishing practises of friends and collaborators; archives, libraries, and online platforms.

Thanks to the Adaptations Award by Artquest and DYCP/Arts Council England for their support. Find out more here about Road Less Travelled Press activities.

Archives, libraries and online platforms

MayDay Rooms, London

Four Corners Archive, London

Bishopsgate Institue, London

LCC Zine Collection, London

Glasgow Zine Library, Glasgow

Interference Archive, New York

Monoskop, wiki for arts, media and humanities

Artists Books Online - online repository of facsimiles, metadata, and criticism

The Anarchist Library

Radical Libraries Collective - list of libraries

Frauenkultur is an online resource archive for second wave feminist texts written between 1965-1995

Collective publishing practises of friends 

ACV are creating a living archive of community through print, digital and collaborative, real-life projects that bring people together

EYESORE collective publish, organise talks, a publishing fair, exhibitions, screenings and workshops; all underpinned by a commitment to documenting and communicating experiences of the built environment.

msdm stands for mobile strategies for display and mediation and is a london-based house-studio-gallery with a holistic creative practice merging the fields of art photography, photobook publishing and mindfulness

Rabbits Road Press is a community Risograph print studio and publishing press founded and run by OOMK

Revolv Collective was established around the idea of collaboration and collective practices within the field of visual arts, with a focal point in developing innovative ways of teaching and creating photography.

Printing & book making

Community print shops, community arts and advice centres:

Riso printing

Rabbit Road Press, London

Page Masters, run by Justin and Jordan, East L.

Footprinters Coop, Leeds

Offset printing

Aldgate Press Coop, London 

Calverts Coop, London

Good Press' long list of printers


Shepherds, London
[book binding tools and materials]

London Center for Book Art
[book binding tools and materials, workshop]

Bookworks, London
[workshops, talks]

Center for Book Arts, New York
[online workshops and seminars]


Paperback have been selling recycled paper since 1983

Design/ typeface

BADASS LIBRE FONTS BY WOMXN aims at giving visibility to libre fonts drawn by womxn designers, who are often underrepresented in the traditionally conservative field of typography. These fonts are shared under Free, Libre and Open Source licenses, which allow anyone to use them, modify their design, contribute more glyphs or styles to their non-nuclear families, build upon them and redistribute them further.

Circulation & distribution

Antenne - distributor of artist/ self-published books

List of Book Fairs

London Bookshop Map, site created by Pedro and Kake to map all bookshops in London

Peckham Books

Housmans Bookshop

Good Press was formed in order to provide a space to support the promotion, production and sale of independent publications.

Patreon lets your audience become active participants in the work you make by offering them a monthly membership.

Dog Section Press publishes Dope and is s a not-for-profit publisher and distributor of seditious literature, and a worker-owned cooperative.

Creative Commons help share your work online and in print through a range of copyright licenses

Road Less Travelled Manuals

You are welcome to download these to make your own publications. Manual for 3&5-hole pamphlet stitch here, Japanese stabbinding here, and Fold and Cut books here.

Elements of these manuals were compiled from a range of sources (including the London Centre for Book Arts, LCBA), modified and used for Road Less Travelled Press publications and in workshops; working with the 3 and 5-hole pamphlet stitch, Japanese stabbinding, and Fold and Cut bookmaking (Octavo & Accordionfold). 

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