Annual Meeting

We held our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 18, at the Library Company with 11 people in attendance. (A record!)

The meeting resulted in several ideas for upcoming events:
– a Fast, Friendly, Free workshop with Andrew Huot sometime this Spring.
– a potluck dinner that will include a round-robin bookmaking activity.
– a Fall workshop.
Details coming soon….

We topped off the evening with a folding project. Alice Austin taught us all how to make Vade Mecums.

It was a very enjoyable evening!



Hybrid Book Conference at the University of the Arts

Hello Delaware Valley Chapter Members

The chapter will be having a table at the Hybrid Book Conference at the U of A on the weekend of June 4-6. I’ve volunteered to drive this effort, and at this point I’d like to know how many of you are interested in having work displayed at the table. I also think that we should have a display of business cards and/or brochures of member’s services. You can email me directly, so I can start to get an idea of how many of you are interested in this. As we move closer I’d also like to know if any of you could help me at the conference by sitting at the table, even if for only an hour or two.This is a good opportunity of our chapter to have some visibility during this event.

My best

Claire Owen

Codex Book Fair Berkeley, CA

The second biennial book fair, Considering the Book as a Work of Art, took place on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley February 8 – 11. Around 140 artists from around the country and the world rented tables, showed books and attended the symposium. The talks took place in the mornings and the fair in the afternoons. I rented a table and also attended most of the symposium.

My favorite talks were Karen Bleitz and Ron King. Karen makes books with machines, pop-ups, and magnets which become dynamic stages. Ron King formed Circle Press in 1967 and gave a great talk about his life and work. He might be best known for a pop-out alphabet poster that you can still buy. While his work is often graphic and mixes bold silk screen with the text, his new work is a series of sculptural Logbooks made of logs. Since there were so many artists at the fair, the opportunity to meet and talk to people was endless.

The Codex organizers have done a great job creating a friendly forum for everyone who loves books!

The Codex web site is:
by Alice Austin