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NewBridge Books

NewBridge Books provides a resource and outlet for artists, writers and researchers, hosting a regular programme of events related to print culture. The shop offers a selection of diverse, original and hard-to-find art publications, and provides a platform for independent publishers and artists who self-publish.

NewBridge Books is located in our Gateshead building – if you’d like to visit, find out our current opening times and plan your journey on our Visit page.

In the shop we offer a selection of diverse, original and hard-to-find national and international contemporary art publications, fostering critically-engaged creativity in the region by providing both a resource and outlet for artists, writers, critics and researchers.

The shop and social space is unique to the North East of England providing a platform for independent publishers and artists who self-publish. NewBridge Books stocks a variety of artists’ books, zines, writing and magazines as well as hosting a programme of regular events and exhibitions related to print culture.

NewBridge Books offers a broad selection of titles on various artforms from fine art, photography, design, graphics, LGBT+, fashion and architecture. With new stock arriving every week to ensure that there is always something new to browse. We are the only bookshop in the North East of England where you can find titles from MACK Books, Sternberg Press, Apartamento and many more.

Browse our online Shop →

Sell your work at NewBridge Books

We work with lots of regional artists to promote and sell their artwork – whether it is a book, poster, print, t-shirt or album.

These are our standard terms:

  • All publications will be stocked on a payment on sale basis.
  • We take a 35% commission on all retail prices which help us to cover our costs.
  • We ask artists and publishers to get in touch with NewBridge Books every few months to see what sales of your publication/s have been made.
  • Payments will be made by BACS transfer on receipt of invoice following this.

If you would like to submit your work for consideration to stock in the shop or are interested in having an event/book launch please get in touch with us at bookshop@thenewbridgeproject.com and provide us with a short description of your work, price, number of pages. Once you provide us with the stock, we can take photos and sell the wares online as well as in the shop.

Please note that we are a small team so we may not get back to you immediately, and we may not be able to take on a vast amount of new stock during lockdown.

Holding an Event at NewBridge Books

If you have a new self-published book or zine you’d like to launch through an event at NewBridge Books, please get in touch. We have a small budget to cover some of the costs for a launch as well as offering staff time to support you in developing, marketing and managing the event. We mainly focus on visual art and creative publications – but get in touch if you have any questions.

You can browse previous NewBridge Books events here →

NewBridge Books and The NewBridge Project also support artists and writers to make new printed work surrounding our interests and themes as an organisation. For instance Mike Mowat’s Planet Breeders was developed through our Deep Adaptation programme.