if:book uk is a charitable company exploring the future of the book and digital possibilities for literature.


We’re a think and do tank, linked to the INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK in New York and  IF:BOOK AUSTRALIA in Brisbane. Funders have included Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Gulbenkian Foundation and The Clore Duffield Foundation.

if:book UK is an associate of the Free Word Centre in Farringdon, London.

In 2012 we set up The If So Press, makers of handmade literature happenings, including Story Park with David Almond and Set Poetry Free with Saradha Soobrayen, a digital poetry anthology for schools. You can read the work of IF SO WRITERS at www.ifsopress.com.

Since 2007 if:book has been at the forefront of debate about the future of the book, hosting salons and workshops, appearing on the media, speaking at conferences in the UK and around the world.

if:book UK supports the annual New Media Writing Prize, run by Bournemouth University.