VILLAGE - independent art book & zine store

Leeds, United Kingdom

Welcome to Village

Village is a new independent art bookstore and publishing house coming to central Leeds in early 2012, specialising in self-published zines from local and international artists, as well as selected art, design, fashion and photography books and magazines from established and independent publishers.

Our Aims

Leeds is a highly creative city with several independent galleries and project spaces for many different disciplines. We hope to expand this scene by acting as creative hub for the city, developing the links between these projects and helping to create a cohesive artistic community. We want to bring art to Leeds highstreet and make it available and accessible for anybody and everybody.

Our aim is to develop the art community in Leeds by providing exposure for up and coming artists and inspiring greater interest in art in the city by hosting special events, workshops and talks from influential people in the field.

We want to create an environment that is welcoming, friendly and unpretentious where people who are interested in art can meet, hangout and browse with an in-store gallery and café.

Beyond the store, we plan to contribute to the Leeds art community as a whole by hosting events and exhibitions around the city and supporting local art projects, with the aim to expand to other cities in the future.

About us

Village was founded by a group of graduates from the Leeds College of Art & Design and the University of Leeds. Over the past few years we have had an active involvement with the Leeds creative community, organising events and clubnights as well as providing visuals for gigs as part of LIMN ( - The idea for Village came from a desire to bring together a number of independent art projects and put Leeds-based art art the forefront of the city.

Give us a hand!

It is an ambitious project which we hope one day will be something that Leeds residents can be proud of and feel a strong association to. We have already raised most of the funding required but are currently seeking £5000 in order to secure a bank loan under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee that will help make Village a reality. Once full funding has been secured, the money raised will help to cover start-up costs such as stock and fixtures, as well as equipment to put together our first publications. We welcome donations of any amount and whatever you feel you can give would be greatly appreciated. We are offering some great rewards for donations (see box to the right).

If you cannot donate then you can still get involved by sharing this link with your friends or posting it to your website. As well as following us on Twitter and/or liking us on Facebook, there you can get updates on the progress of the store and information about upcoming events.


Ben and Joe (Village)

The owner of this project has not made any updates yet.

Users details

Days to go
GBP £579
12% raised of our GBP £5,000 goal
This project ended on Wednesday, Feb 15th - 00:00

This project's deadline has now expired - you can no longer back these rewards

You cannot back this project, funding is now complete.



£1.00 or more : Get your name printed in our first publication as a thank you.


15% Off Members Card

£10.00 or more : ---NOW 15% OFF!!!---- Get a special Founding Members card which will entitle you to 15% off in store for life! As well as other exclusive deals and benefits such as priority entry to selected Village events!


Limited Edition Print

£25.00 or more : Donate £25 and get the Membership card plus a limited edition hand-numbered A3 screen print by our friend Kate Prior. You can take a look at Kate's work at her website:


1st Edition Book and Gift Box

£50.00 or more : Get the Membership Card, the print and a special limited edition, hand-numbered copy of our first publication which will feature photos documenting the creation of the store as well as art from some of our favourite artists and friends. Presented in a foil-stamped gift box along with some great gifts and freebies!