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*The 20th Bookbinders Book Arts Fair, Pieterskerk, Leiden, Holland
9th-10th November 2019

Always an inspiring exhibition and a cosy meeting place for hand bookbinders, restorers, paper artists, calligrapher and all other interested parties (amateur or professional).

For more info: go to www.boekkunstbeurs.nl

*UK Fine Press Book Fair, Oxford
Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th March 2020

The 2020 Fair will be held at the Oxford University Examination Rooms, 75-81 High Street Oxford, OX1 4BGil March 2018.

Further details can be found on the FPBA web site at
www.fpba.com

The OPEN • SET competition 2020

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OPEN CATEGORY WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE - Rahel Scheufele, GERMANY - Thorvald Henningsen by Hans Burkhardt
SECOND PRIZE - Sofia Mendizabal, ARGENTINA - Histoires Comme Ca, Rudyard Kipling
THIRD PRIZE - Guadalupe Roldán Morales, SPAIN - Macbeth, William Shakespeare

SET CATEGORY WINNERS - Happy Abstract, A Letter from William Blake
FIRST PRIZE - Pilar N Calahorra Moreno de la Santa , SPAIN
SECOND PRIZE - Lili Hall Sharp, UNITED STATES
Susana Dominguez Martin - SPAIN

In addition, there were numerous Highly Commendable Awards. We should explain that these awards are given to a feature of the book that the jurors find... well, commendable. These range from traditional techniques to a newly invented feature that the jurors find unusual or interesting. Although ALL of the bindings are worthy of mention, there was a limit of 20.

OPEN CATEGORY
Candela Ines Mirabella - Full Edge Detail
Coleen Curry - Leather Treatment
Colin Urbina - Leather Treatment
Françoise Buniazet - Use of Materials
Jacek Tylkowski - Decorative Technique
Joelle Bocel - Unique Structure
Lise Dubois - Onlay/Inlay
Luke Hornus - Fore Edge Painting
Pénélope Guidoni - Design

SET CATEGORY
Andrea Odametey - Paper Manipulation
Annika Baudry - Cover Treatment
Coleen Curry - Materials Manipulation
Elena Sánchez - Paper Manipulation
Eva Vincze - Unique Structure
Geert Stevens - Unique Structure
Ingela Dierick - Use of Materials
Rahel Scheufele - Use of Leather
Richard Beadsmoore - Tooling
Sofia Mendizabal - Inlay
Sol Rébora - Technique

2020 Exhibition venues!

2020 EXHIBITION VENUES!
NEW YORK CITY - The Grolier Club - 19th February - 25th April 2020
SAN FRANCISCO - The American Bookbinders Museum - 15th - 10th July 2020
SALT LAKE CITY - - Marriot Library, University of Utah - 31st July - 2nd October 2020
AUSTIN - Austin Public Library - 13th October - 2nd December 2020

Further information may be found on the AAB web site at - bookbindingacademy.org

*The Society of Bookbinders Education and Training Seminar, Shropshire
2nd-4th July 2020

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Seminar 2020 brings an exciting change of venue for us to Harper Adams University in Newport, giving you a chance to visit the lovely county of Shropshire.

The Seminar provides a great opportunity for bookbinders of all levels to see demonstrations by knowledgeable experts in a wide range of fields. Amateurs and those with less experience will find inspiration and encouragement; professionals will gain new ideas. If you have not been to a Conference before, you will find it easy to make new friends and to talk to the speakers and other top-level binders. You will find them approachable and always willing to discuss bookbinding matters with you.

The Trade Fair suppliers will be attending with bookbinding materials, tools and books for sale.

Speakers
- Tom McEwan - Decorative Leather Techniques
- Mark Furness - Making Bespoke Book Cradles
- Michael Burke - The Pastepapers of the Moravian Sisters of Hernhutt
- Lori Sauer - Slipcase with Locking Lid
- Nick Cowlishaw - Tight-Back Library Style Binding
- Diana Illingworth-Cook - Stuff I Can't Live Without
- Caroline Bendix - Making Textile Supports
- Roger Grech - Editioning for Multiples

Further details and registration information can be found on the Society's web site at
www.societyofbookbinders.com

ARA Belgica - The Four Elements

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Event date - 13th June 2020 - 30 September 2020
Location - Bibliotheca Wittockiana Rue Bemel 23 Bemelstraat 23 1150 Bruxelles

The theme will be inspired by the four natural elements: water, earth, air or fire.

Registration fee €80 (including catalogue, worth €40)

Further information can be found on ARA's web site

Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition 2021

In association with the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, and supported by Mark Getty

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Designer Bookbinders are pleased to announce our fourth International Bookbinding Competition, 'A Gathering of Leaves'.

The chosen theme of plants, gardens and anything connected with flora helps celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the founding of the Oxford Botanic Gardens, the oldest Botanic Garden in the world.

Plants play a central role to life on Earth. They have provided food, clothing, shelter & medicines for many centuries. Plants have many symbolic uses in art, mythology and literature and gardens have provided employment, leisure and enjoyment throughout history. There are many and varied texts available on this expansive subject.

There is no set book. It is hoped that entrants will be stimulated by the opportunity to produce or source a text of their choice to work with and feel encouraged to make use of a wide range of structures, materials and design techniques. It is worth noting that many collectors place great importance on the quality of the text as well as the style of binding.

Prizes
Two major prizes will be awarded in honour of Sir Paul Getty KBE (1932-2003), one of our greatest book collectors and a passionate advocate for the art and craft of bookbinding.

Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prizes:
1st Prize - £10,000
2nd Prize - £6,000

Silver Prizes:
A further 25 highly-commended entrants will receive a silver prize.
Oxford University Students' Choice: £500
The prizewinners will be announced at the Award Ceremony which will take place in Oxford in late June 2021. There are plans for a new event: a 'Festival of Bookbinding' to take place at the Bodleian at the same time.

Judging
The Jury will be made up of an international panel of judges who will be looking for a high standard of craftsmanship and technical ability with relation to the bookbinding process. Successful entries will show evidence of good forwarding and structural functionality, together with original, innovative and accomplished design.

Further information, rules and application form are available from the Designer Bookbinders website.

J. Hewit & Sons will have a stand at the event(s) marked '*'. If you would like us to bring specific items for you to purchase, please let us know at least 4 weeks in advance of the event.
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