Volume 32 - Autumn 2011


Dates for your Diary

6th - 8th October 2011
*The Guild of BookWorkers Standards of Excellence Seminar will be held in Boston, Massachusetts

GBWThe Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is the annual Guild of Book Workers conference, held at a different locations around the USA. 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. Seminar presentations are videotaped and made available to members and for purchase.

The Guild's Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the seminar. There will also be a suppliers trade fair.

Registration is limited to 140 people. Deadline to register is 7th September 2011. Early registration is encouraged as the seminar generally fills before the registration deadline. Online registration is available and encouraged. If you are paying with a credit card, you must use the online registration form.

This years event is being held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. There will be four presenters:

Katherine Beaty - Islamic Binding
John DeMerritt - Edition Binding: A Hybrid Approach
Daniel Essig - Scratching the Surface: Disguising and Embellishing Wood
Todd Pattison - Conservation of 19th Century Bindings

Further details are available from the Guild's web site at www.guildofbookworkers.org

5th - 6th November 2011
*UK Fine Press Book Fair at Oxford Brooks University, Oxford

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.

Gregynog Prize - The Gregynog Prize is again being offered for the best book printed letterpress since the last Fair. All FPBA members are eligible to enter. The names of the three judges will be announced closer to the day. Details of the Prize can be found by clicking here.

The Parrot Prize - 2011 will see the first award of the Parrot Prize of £500, sponsored by the Previous Parrot Press. More details will be announced 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

5th - 6th November 2011
*The 13th Bookbinders Book Arts Fair, Pieterskerk, Leiden, Holland

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

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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