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Form & Function: The Genius of the Book
16th June - 23rd September 2018

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Dive deep into one of the world's greatest technologies - the book. Discover a history beyond what's printed on the page, seen in the structure, craftsmanship, and beauty of this often-overlooked marvel. Curated by Renate Mesmer, the Folger's head of conservation, Genius of the Book shows the Folger collection from a completely different perspective.

Futher details are avaialble from the Folger Shakespeare Library Web Site.

Art of the Book 2018

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Art of the Book 2018 is an international juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) members' work, opening in Victoria, British Columbia in August 2018 and travelling for two years across Canada.

*The Society of Bookbinders Education and Training Seminar, Chester
30th August-1st September 2018


The 9th Education and Training Seminar will be held from Thursday 30th August to Saturday 1st September at the University of Chester, a modern, comfortable and extremely compact campus. In addition to the lectures, there will be an evening of informal demonstrations, a Suppliers' Fair and a fund-raising auction - www.chester.ac.uk.

Dieter Räder - Machine Edge Gilding
Dominic Riley - The Deluxe Box
Philippa Räder - Victorian Letter Folders in the Royal Archives
Alan Fitch - Tips, Wrinkles & a Little Controversy
Ann Tomalak - Paper Repairs for Non-Conservators (and when to leave well alone)
Arthur Green - Springback Bindings
Paul Broadbent - Bookbinding on the Edge
Thomas Schmitz - Vellum Binding

The Seminar will start on Thursday night beginning with the AGM, followed by Dinner and the Promenade. Delegates will be able to see all of the lectures/demonstrations for the day(s) booked.

All the lectures will be projected onto large screens so that close-up work can be clearly seen.

Accommodation is in new ensuite single study bedrooms. Delegates will not have to walk long distances on campus as all facilities are in close proximity.

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

*The Guild of Book Workers - Standards of Excellence Seminar in Hand Bookbinding 2018
18th-20th October 2018, Minneapolis, MN


Held annually at a different location around the country, participants attend presentations by leading experts in the fields related to the book and paper arts. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the event.

Presentations and Presenters
- Jana Pullman - Hand-tooling on Books with Foils and Leather Inlays
- Jim Croft - Old Ways & Glory Days of Quality Book Materials and Structures
- Shawn Sheehy - Bringing a Structure to Life with Pop-ups
- Gaylord Shanilec - A Natural History

A supplier's trade fair will also be held throughout this event.

Further details and booking information are available from the Guild of Book Workers web site www.guildofbookworkers.org

*Codex VII - Bookfair and Symposium
3rd-6th February 2019 - Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94804


The Codex Foundation are gathering together a congress of the world's finest private presses, book artisans, artists, curators, collectors and scholars in the spirit of an Old West rendezvous for the fifth biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium.

Further information and booking information can be obtained from the Codex Foundation web site, www.codexfoundation.org

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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