The Newbridge Project, 18 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle has a new bookshop showing and selling a small selection of small press publishing, zines and books, including some of my favourites, RedFoxPress and Franticham.
I first came across the pair at the first Glasgow International Artist’s Book Fair in 2008, Franticham was then know as Antic-ham. Later I bumped into them at the Printed Matter book fair in New York, inside PS1, surrounded by a huge selection of international book publishers. Outside in the marquee I came across the Zine makers, like Red Letter Day and ‘alternative’ small press publishers. Since then I have been making zines and joined the International Union of Mail Artists, inspired by people like Jennie Hinchcliff.
At the Newbridge Project, there are zines, newspapers (with Aaron Guy’s newspaper stand first exhibited at BABF) and books for sale at the Newbridge Project, worth a look!