A fascinating weekend spent at a conference at Cardiff University – ‘Livres d’Artistes – the artist’s book in theory and practice’. Marking the donation of a large collection of artists’ book by Ron King from the Circle Press, it was a real treat to see and handle some of these books. Particular favourites of mine were books of beautiful embossed wire prints and alphabet pop-ups. So inspiring also to hear from Ron King about the development of the Circle Press and his various collaborations which have led to such a rich and varied output. Other highlights of the weekend included a talk by Imi Maufe about translating her travels into book form, Jay Young talking about his work with pop-up books, and an amazing talk by Sam Winston about his approach to working with books and words. Lots to think about, but most of all it just makes me want to make more books… which can only be a good thing!