ann makes books

Welcome to my website.

I’m Ann. I’m an illustrator, writer and printmaker with a passion for making books. I love to bring all three elements of my practice together in my limited-edition books. These books are illustrated, embossed, bound, and assembled entirely by hand in my studio.

It all takes time but what better way to spend it; I enjoy every part of the process. I release a couple of titles every year with my independent publishing imprint Buried City Books. I also design a range of colourful hand-bound notebooks and unique greeting cards. You’ll find these with stockists across the country and here in my online shop.

When I’m not busy working on a book, I take on a small number of commissions. Contact me to discuss your project or potential publication; no commission is too small. If you’re interested in becoming a stockist, drop me a message and I’ll send on my current catalogue.