Exhibitions & Displays

December – March

Saturday 1st December 2012 – Saturday 29th June 2013
Made by Hand: Book Craft & Artisanship

An exhibition exploring & revealing the secrets of Tara’s now world famous handmade bookmaking process. Visits to our Book Craft Workshop also available by appointment.




Saturday 14 July-6 October 2012

The Jungle in the Book

Discover the joy of reading & exploring picture books in this interactive art exhibition for children.



Ideas in Space: The Process of Design and Building

A new exhibition curated by Madras Office for  Architects and Designers, which charts the progress of Book Building through architectural drawings, sketches, photographs and 3D models.

For guided tours of the building with the architect on the 2nd, 9th & 16th June, contact Pallavi on bookbuilding@tarabooks.com

Find out more about MOAD here.

Images courtesy of Santappa Kaliya & Dhivya Ravishankar


Book Building Inaugural Exhibition

A book is never the work of a single individual. It is a collaborative process, involving ideas, skill, and labour. As publishers, we work with artists, writers, designers, and printers. This exhibition, created for the opening of our new space, is an introduction to our vision of book making.

See images of the exhibition here.


Bhajju’s Mural

Original mural by Gond artist Bhajju Shyam on display in the outdoor gallery.

Images of the mural being painted here.

The Patua Pillar
Used to painting scrolls, Patua artists Manu and Swarna have painted a permanent mural on one of the pillars of our new building.

Images of the mural being painted here.