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Happy Christmas to all our members…
Joyeux Noel, Frohe Weihnachten, Vrolijk Kerstfeest, Gëzuar Krishlindjet, Hyvää Joulua, Glædelig Jul, 圣诞快乐, Buon Natale, Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus, Gleðileg jól, Geseënde Kersfees, Mutlu Noeller…
25th January 2018, 7-9 pm
Peter Harrington, London, WIS 4FF
Winter is fast approaching, and the Private Libraries Association would like to wish our members and all book collectors near and far a very happy holiday season.
2017 was an exciting year for us, and we have been greatly encouraged at the number of new book collectors who have joined the PLA. We have a busy year ahead for 2018, both in terms of publications and events. The most current news can always be found here on the home page. Keep your eye on our website for information as the year goes on…
Early Private Presses 1730-1900, by David Chambers
Become a member before December 31, 2017 and receive as a free member book.
Winter Party, January 25, 2018, Peter Harrington, London
PLA members are warmly invited to our winter party, co-sponsored with the University of London Society of Bibliophiles. The party will be held on 25 January 2018 at Peter Harrington, London W1S 4FF. Please RSVP using our contact form.
The Private Library: Quarterly Journal update
The two latest issues of The Private Library that were sent to members in November 2017 are Autumn 2016, a 60 page issue with colour illustrations on the special editions of the Folio Society, and Winter 2016, which is a normal 48 page issue on the library of Philip Ward, our founder, and illustrator Joan Hassall in Scotland. The Spring and Summer 2016 issue is a double issue and has not yet been sent out as it is still in proof, but it will consist of 128 pages on the Caradoc Press. As always, our quarterly journal is free to members yet can be purchased as a series or in individual copies. Please use the on-line order form to purchase your copy.
Oxford Fine Press Book Fair update
The PLA will have a stall at the 2017 fair, which will now take place on 24-25 March 2018 at the Kassam Stadium Conference and Events Centre in Oxford, details of which can be found at www.thekassamstadium.com. The fair will be occupying the Exhibition Area on the ground floor and the Quadrangle Suite on the first floor. As before, the FPBA plan to have stalls for presses, specialist book dealers, trade suppliers, and related organisations. Further details will be announced as plans develop. Keep abreast of information at http://www.fpba.com/fairs/oxford.html. We hope to see many PLA members at this most enjoyable fair.