“In Time and Place”

June 24, 2006

The latest production from Bob Baris and Press on Scroll Road is In Time and Place, a collection of two poems and a short story (by Hayden Carruth, W.S. Merwin, and John Berger), with wood engravings by Wesley Bates. The book is handset in Cloister Lightface on Twinrocker Handmade Paper, and bound by Priscilla Spitler. Regular readers know how much I like Bob's printing, so do yourself a favor and take a look at his work.

Inquiries about In Time and Place can be directed to Bob Baris, Press on Scroll Road, 2210 Scroll Road SW, Carrollton, OH 44615; E-mail: scottbaris@eohio.net.

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“Cherokee Phoenix: Advent of a Newspaper”

June 6, 2006

New from SpeakEasy Press- "Cherokee Phoenix: Advent of a Newspaper"

The beginnings of the newspaper of the Cherokee Nation, printed 1828 to 1834 in what is today northern Georgia, have been explored and published in a limited edition hand bound book. The text describes the printing press, metal printing type and paper used in the printing of the first Native American newspaper. An analysis of original metal type has been conducted, and the exact type of printing press used by the Cherokee Nation has been revealed. The monograph includes a chronology of events related to the print shop.

More information is available at www.speakeasypress.com, or please request a full prospectus.

Frank Brannon, 412A Caplewood Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401


Book Arts Fair in Ottawa

June 5, 2006

The following announcement comes via Grant Wilkins of The Grunge Papers. 

A BOOK ARTS FAIR!
17 June 2006, 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Free to the Public
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St., Room A Ottawa, Ontario

Come b(u)y and see

On Saturday, June 17, 2006, the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild will present a Book Arts Fair at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Room A, Ottawa, Ontario. The fair is open to the public and admission is free.

This unique event will present a wide variety of work, including unique artist books, letter-pressed broadsides and publications, livres d'artiste, binding supplies – both for exhibit and for sale. Exhibitors include Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild members, such as book artists Lise Melhorn-Boe, North Bay, Ontario; Jacques Fournier, Montreal, Quebec; Norma Frolander , Pembroke Ontario; Peter Sramek, Toronto, Ontario; bookbinders Terry Rutherford, Port Moody, British Columbia; Janet Jancar, Ottawa, Ontario; papermaker Audrey Hollinger, Waterloo Ontario; paper marbler Lucie Lapierre, Chateauguay, Quebec; fine printers: Grace Notes Press, Burlington, Ontario; the Ottawa Press Gang: Rick Coxford, Holly Dean and Larry Thompson, Susan Globensky, April Flanders, Roberta Huebener, Britt Quinlan and Grant Wilkins. As well, Firefly author and artist George A. Walker will be at the Fair, showing new work and signing his book The Woodcut Artist's Handbook.

Library and Archives Canada will exhibit a sampling of its collection of fine press books and livres d'artiste during the CBBAG Book Arts Fair. This exhibition, located in the lobby of Library and Archives Canada, will include a selection of recent acquisitions by book artists and fine presses from across the country. In addition, the exhibition will feature CBBAG's newest collective work, A Book Arts Mosaic. The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild is a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer-run organization which organizes exhibitions, workshops, a bindery and open studio, public lectures, a quarterly newsletter, a biennial suppliers list, an audio-visual lending library, and many other activities. Visit the CBBAG website at www.cbbag.ca for further details or email the Guild at cbbag@cbbag.ca.

For more information contact: Randall Ware, Public Programs Officer, Library and Archives Canada; Telephone: (613) 992-0057.


Trying Out the New Site

June 5, 2006

This is still under construction, but please leave comments to this post to let me know if you like the design, what's helpful, what's not, etc.  Note that the "Categories" are incomplete, but would encompass all of the presses represented on this blog.