Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair
On December 2-3, the second annual Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair will take place at the Smith College Campus Center in Northampton, MA.
The event includes exhibits, sales, book signings, demonstrations, lectures and features not only antiquarian booksellers from the region, but also book artists, letterpress printers, papermakers, engravers, and book designers.
It’s a like a book arts smorgasbord. Except you don’t get to eat anything.
The keynote speaker is Ruth R. Rogers, curator of Special Collections in the Wellesley College Library where she develops the collection and lectures on the evolution of the book as material culture, visual communication, and artistic form. Her talk, Layers of Perception: The Unwritten Language of Artists’ Books, will focus on how we “read” artists’ books by deconstructing them to understand how they affect our perception.
I’m super-bummed because I can’t attend the fair this year. Sadness. If you happen to be in the area during that time, you should totally go. And then make me jealous by telling me all about it.
For more information, please visit the event website.