Volume 36 - Autumn 2013


Dates for your Diary

Ara Canada and École Estienne - La couleur du vent
International design binding exhibition on a set book

La couleur du vent bindings will be online at the end of May at www.aracanada.org

Quebec City - 27th September - 25th October 2013, Chrystine-Brouillet Library, 264 Racine, Quebec City, Canada.
Monday to Friday from 13.00-20.00, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00-17.00
Tel. 418 641 6120. www.bibliothequedequebec.qc

Montreal - 6th November 2013 - 28th February, 2014, Myriam et J.-Robert Ouimet Library, 3000 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Canada
Monday to Thursday from 8.00-22.00, Friday from 8.00-21.00, Saturday and Sunday from 09.00-17.00
Tel. 514 340-6220. www.hec.ca

*The Guild of Book Workers - Standards of Excellence Seminar in Hand Bookbinding 2013
24th-26th October 2013, Washington DC

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
Eric Alstrom - Traditional Bindings, Untraditional Books: Japanese Manuscript Bindings and Boxes
James Reid-Cunningham - Leather Rebacking
Don Glaister - Covering a Book in Full Leather, Apply Leather Hinges & Board Lining

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 at www.guildofbookworkers.org

*UK Fine Press Book Fair at Oxford Brooks University, Oxford
2nd - 3rd November 2013

Every two years, the UK Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) works with the Fine Press Book Association (FPBA) to organise the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, UK. This is the largest international show of fine presses and their work outside North America. Specialist fair for collectors of private and fine press books; includes exhibitors from the Fine Press Book Association, plus binders, paper makers, suppliers, etc.

Admission - Admission by catalogue at the door on the day. Valid both days, it includes admission to all of the lectures on the second day. Admission price, including catalogue and lectures, is £5 per person. Refreshments will be available.

Exhibitors - The exhibitors will include private presses from the UK, the Americas, Russia, Asia, and continental Europe, as well as dealers in fine press books, suppliers of fine printing materials, and related societies. A full list of exhibitors will be published closer to the day.

Lecture Programme - There will be the usual set of lectures on the Sunday, running hourly from 1100. The programme will be announced closer to the day.

Further details are available from:
Toby English, Fair Manager
10 St.Mary's Street
Wallingford, OX10 0EL, UK
tel/fax +44 (0)1491 836 389

*The 15th Bookbinders Book Arts Fair, Pieterskerk, Leiden, Holland
2nd - 3rd November 2013

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.stichting-handboekbinden.nl

Designer Bookbinders Lectures

Mark Cockram: Liverpool Doors and Coconuts
Tuesday 8th October 2013, 19.00
It would be reasonable to say that the work of bookbinder and book artist Mark Cockram is not predictable. His lecture spans only the last few years and only some of his output, from major installations and collaborations to working with coconuts.

Kathy Abbott and Tracey Rowledge: A Shared Practice
Tuesday 19th November 2013, 19.00
Kathy Abbott and Tracey Rowledge have had a studio together for thirteen years. They will talk about how working together has been hugely beneficial to each other's working and thinking: be it fine binding, book conservation, Tomorrow's Past or teaching.

The venue for both events
The Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ; tel: 020 7353 3331 - www.sbf.org.uk
Admission: £5 DB members; £7 non-members; £2.50 students

For more information please visit: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk

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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