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Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | Book Clinic® offers a pharmaceutical remedy to all your literary ailments*.

With our bespoke codexical prescription, customise your DNA, embody your personal literary symbiote, turn a new leaf.

Become the book™.
Now available as a oral tablet, syringe and liquid oral suspension

*Book Clinic® cannot guarantee literary compatibility in all cases, side effects vary, terms and conditions apply, ask your librarian if Book Clinic® is right for you.

Find Book Clinic® running in Arnolfini’s foyer at various times throughout BABE 2019 – Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

Chloe Spicer is a bookish artist exploring Books for the body, perhaps a kind of universal accessibility. Books as sensory overload. Expect edible books and the opportunity to drop an E (book). Experience books as an act of performance – a very personal kind of library rave (now with hand held disco lights). It’s about the dialogue, a kind of book fetishism, and play with the book as object.


Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE 2019) is a biennial festival featuring the work of bookmakers and small presses from around the world. With more than 100 makers taking part, and prices starting from just a few pounds, there will be something for everyone. Presented by Arnolfini, with Sarah Bodman (Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England) and Tom Sowden (Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University).