Books and Music at the Heart of Independent Publishing

Faber Social is thrilled to announce the opening of a dedicated and exclusive pop-up shop on Cecil Court in a venture with Natalie Galustian Rare Books.

The shop will stock recent and forthcoming titles by the likes of Ian Curtis, Van Morrison, Viv Albertine, Julian Cope, Simon Reynolds, Bob Stanley and many others, alongside a select number of titles from Faber’s fiction, poetry and film lists. Close to 100 titles will be on offer including many signed and limited editions by artists like Beck and Bonnie Prince Billy.

The Faber Social shop will open on 8th October and will also feature an exhibition of new art by recent Artist in Residence, Andrew Weatherall. Following this in November there will be an exhibition by the ‘6th member of Radiohead’, artist Stanley Donwood.

Lee Brackstone, Creative Director of Faber Social, said: ‘The Faber Social pop-up is a great way for us to draw attention to an area of Faber’s publishing that is growing in strength and stature. Comprising nearly 60 titles, the Faber Social list is comparable in energy and calibre to that of our film list which brought us great success in the 90s. Like those titles, these books are poised to become future classics. It’s so exciting to have a physical space in the heart of bookselling London to experiment and express ourselves directly to readers.’

Check back here for more info on our pop-up events!

WIN! Van Morrison competition

Our beloved pop-up customers have the chance to win a limited edition copy of Lit Up Inside by Van Morrison worth £500. This is an in-store exclusive, so get head down to 22 Cecil Court from October 8th for the chance to win!







On November 3 2014 we bring you a special Faber Social curated by celebrated artist and writer Stanley Donwood.

Esteemed actor, writer and artist Ric Jerrom will be reading from Stanley’s forthcoming collection of fiction Humor, published on November 6 2014. Paul Kingsnorth joins us to read from The Wake, recently long listed for the Man Booker Prize, plus more readings TBC.

We have live music from John Matthias (Ninja Tune) plus our friends from playing records. All in all it’s set to be a classic.

Monday 3 November 2014
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD
Tickets £10 in advance |

Eventbrite - Faber Social Presents Stanley Donwood


Join us on October 13 for our next installment of Faber Social, in association with our friends at Caught By The River, for Lives, Landscape, Leviathan.

Reading on the night we have an incredible line-up featuring Mathew Clayton, Melissa Harrison, Philip Hoare, Nina Lyon, Helen MacDonald and Neil Sentance. | |

The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD

Doors 7pm, Tickets £6 in advance

Eventbrite - Faber Social and Caught By The River Presents Lives, Landscape, Leviathan


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There was disaster coming; that was blindingly obvious. Life had been almost ridiculously easy, and now things were going to get worse. Much, much worse. I couldn’t believe that I had ever thought otherwise. I couldn’t believe that I’d ever thought that there could be any other outcome …

Buy the limited edition of Stanley Donwood’s Humor exclusively on the Faber & Faber website.

250 copies @ £100. Spec details below:

192pp as per ​​the trade edition but with own copyright page, all printed 1/1 on a special making of 120gsm Hemp paper, with alternating Stanley Donwood ‘weeping minotaur’ and Faber logo watermarks,
Endpapers printed 4/0 on 150gsm uncoated offset
PLC printed with ​foil blocking on spine, ​matt lamination, ​sewn cased over 2500 micron boards
Signed and numbered

Containing 1 x signed and numbered Stanley Donwood print on 300gsm handmade Hemp paper, with Stanley Donwood ‘weeping minotaur’ watermark and FF logo deboss
Portfolio has plain 120 gsm hemp endpapers and is covered in a black cloth case with deboss

PLC printed 4/0 rigid slipcase with foil blocking on spine, matt lamination and 4/0 lining inside

Slipcases to be individually wrapped and labelled as per limited edition run


Humor Event
Join us at the Faber Social as we present Humor – a night of entertainment curated by Stanley Donwood. Featuring Stanley Donwood, readings from Ric Jerrom, live music from John Matthias and more tbc.
Where: The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD
When: Monday 3 November 2014
Tickets cost £10 available to buy here.




And for more listening pleasure (including the delights of Salt-N-Pepa and ZZ Top), listen to the soundtrack of MEATliquor Chronicles: Chapter and Verse by Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins.