News and Upcoming Events

The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Binding of S.A. Neff, Jr.
On exhibit August 26 -December 20, 2019

Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

This exhibition explores one man’s passion for the natural world and the world of books. Over five decades ago Mr. Neff began a serious pursuit both of trout and books on the art of angling.

Bound to Conserve: The Art of Angling and the Future of Rivers
Saturday, September 14, 1-7 PM

This symposium, in conjunction with the exhibition, The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Bindings of S. A. Neff, Jr., will explore conservation on rivers, bookselling, collecting, and binding, all with a focus on their impact on and relationship with angling.

For more information http://www.library.upenn.edu/about/exhibits-events/neff

Save the Dates!

-“Bird in Hands” collaborative book.  I will send out the prospectus early November.  Pages due in March/April.  Books due May/June.  A summer exhibit.
-Annual Bowling Party! Jan 10, 2017.  (Snow date: January 17)
-Criss Cross Binding Workshop with Denise Carbone – January 14, 2017.  Signups will begin in early November.
-Valentine Exchange – yes, we are going to do this again – it was so much fun!  I will send out info very early January.
-Introduction to Endbands with Tara O’Brien.  February 18, 2017.  Flyer in November.
-Pierced Vellum Workshop with James Reid-Cunningham.  March 11-12. 2017.