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The Oxford Guild of Printers reports in the February newsletter that following a suggestion by Graham Moss (Incline Press) and Paul Kidson (Ludlow Bookbinders) at our Winter Wayzgoose that it is planned to open a private press bookshop in Hay-on-Wye on March 19th 2019. Please contact Emma & Oliver Balch: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on this interesting project.
Events coming up:
In March here are 6 PBFA events which are:
2-3rd Oxford Premier at Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, OX3 0BP from 12-6.00pm on Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday. £2.00 admission. Complimentary tickets available from www.oxfordbookfair.org
9th Edgbaston, Mac Brimingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH. 10-4pm. Admission free.
10th Wilton. The Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, SP2 0JS. 10.30-4pm. Admission £1.
15-16th Harrogate Premier at The Derwent & Calder Rooms. Pavilions of Harrogate, Yorkshire Event Centre, HG2 8NZ. Friday 11-5pm and Saturday 10-4pm. Admission £2.
29-30th Edinburgh Premier Fair (with The ABA) at The Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street, Royal Mile, EH1 1TH. Friday 12-7pm and Saturday 10-5pm. Free admission.
30th Stamford at The Arts Centre, Sr. Mary’s Street, PE9 2DL. 10-4pm. Admission £1.
As usual look at the PBFA web site for further details: www.pbfa.org or email email@example.com
The Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) will hold their 81st annual exhibition at The Zillah Bell Gallery, Zillah Bell Galleries, 15 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PQ from 9th March to 30th March. The Private View is on Friday 8th March.
The Printmakers Council invites you to join them on a journey into print. Journeys will encompass traditional & innovative original print exploring this wide theme, from artists’ personal journeys, commuting and holidays, to dream journeys, migrations and immigration, and all packed neatly in A4 frames to be held at The London Print Studio, London 5-15 March 2019 and 19-30 March at Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth.
The London Book Fair (12th-14th March 2019) at Olympia, London W14 8UX will also host The British Book Award for Export to highlight the financial importance and success of British publishing and the export value it provides. See https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/ for further details.
The University of Cambridge Sandars Lectures for 2018-19 will be given on 11th, 12th and 13th March (5-6pm) by Dr William Noel (Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania). These will explore the relationship between manuscript pages and digital images, and between physical and digital collections, examining the importance of interfaces in shaping audience and enquiry, and the potential of tools to aid in the archaeology of the medieval book.
Seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis; attendance is free and all are welcome, with the final lecture followed by a drinks reception. The venue is the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College (accessed off Bene’t Street rather than through the main college entrance on King’s Parade).
For further information go to http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/
The Alderney Literary Festival of Historical Literature on 29th-31st March, 2019. See http://www.literaryfestivals.co.uk/alderney_literary_festival.html
Etc Fairs run the Bloomsbury Book Fair at The Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury WC1H 0DG with the next book fair on Sunday 10th March 10-3.30pm admission £2 untill 12.30pm and thereafter is free. On the 31st March, The Book, Ephemera and Postcard Fair will be held from 9.30am to 3pm with £1.50 admission all day.
For further information look at https://www.etcfairs.com/
Writing: Making Your Mark, opens Fri 26 Apr – Tue 27 Aug 2019 at The British Library – A new exhibition that follows the evolution of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs carved in stone and early printed text such as William Caxton’s edition of The Canterbury Tales, to the art of note-taking by some of history’s greatest minds to the digital communication tools in use today. https://www.bl.uk/events/writing-making-your-mark
Videos of proprietors of presses and publishers talking about their art and creative path can be found online with https://vimeo.com/studiointernational a broad brush coverage of the arts including publishers but mostly of painters and installation artists.
https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/ has a comprehensive advice and how to do and who does what in publishing for writers and artists.
March International Book Fair and Literary Events Calendar
There are numerous events either centred around the publishing trade or individual events celebrating cultural attachments or poetry with the stand out event being The 59th New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) March 7-9th at The Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, Between 66/67 Streets. tickets from $10. https://www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com/
There are other European literary events and details of these can be found on http://2seasagency.com/international-book-fair-calendar/
BookFairs.com based in America has a useful list of book fairs, auctions and literary events being held in North America and overseas. See http://www.bookfairs.com/fairs.html