Calendar of Events

Handmade & Bound Nashville 2015: October 2 & 3, 2015 Opening of the Gallery Show: Friday October 2, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. Handmade & Bound Nashville Festival: October 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or Shine!!


About Us

Handmade & Bound Nashville Is a festival and marketplace celebrating independent publications and printed matter, featuring artists’ books, zines, and mini-comics. This is an event for publishers and artists (as well as zine distros) to come together to sell and/or…


H&BN 5th Edition presents Zine * Stravaganza

Handmade & Bound Nashville is a celebration of artists’ books, zines, comics, graphic novels, printmaking and and more. While the gallery show will feature artists’ books made in local community centers, the library’s exhibit features Zines in all formats and…



Root Hog or Die, Presented by Handmade & Bound

Film Screening of Root Hog or Die, Directed by Dan Stafford: October 3rd
Followed by Q&A with John Porcellino
7pm – 9pm
Watkins Theater
Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film


ZINE – O – RAMA coming back to H&BN 2015!

Send us your zines: personal zines, cookzines, fanzines, artzines, cut and paste, comics, minis, mental health. We will display your zine whether it’s stapled or tied, screen printed or Xeroxed. They will all be featured in Zine-O-Rama.

vendor registration

2015 Vendor registration

Sign up to be a vendor at Handmade & Bound 2015!
Deadline is September 22nd.

Vendor Spotlight: Brainfreeze Comics

Brainfreeze Comics pops-up this Saturday at H&BN bringing a selection of alternative and small press comics.  Usually found in East Nashville record shop The Groove, Brainfreeze is notable for the quality of its offerings rather than the quantity.  Founder Stewart Copeland introduces…

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Vendor Spotlight: Homegrown and fresh

Handmade & Bound Nashville is delighted to welcome four of our own Watkins students to the festival. Zie Campbell- The maven of Darling Dear returns. Sarah Mcdonald– Handbound books. Taylor Staples– Ink, printmaking and sewing. and Cameron Lucente- Zines and printed comics. Check…

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Vendor Spotlight – Courtney Loving and Hardwear Designs

Welcome Courtney Loving of Hardwear Designs and her exquisite book pendants.   Courtney uses many recycled and up-cycled materials to craft her beautiful and expressive bookish jewelry. Check out Hardwear Designs website and check out Courtney’s work at Handmade & Bound Nashville, no.4.

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