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From all of us at The PLA, we wish our members and associated friends in the trade an exciting new year and that your book collections keep expanding.
Events coming up:
The new year 2019 brings 2 PBFA events which are:
12th January at The Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse YO23 1EX, from 10-4.30pm. £1.00 admission. Tel: 01904 638227
A free shuttle bus running every 30mins will depart from Memorial Gardens, next to York Railway station (turn left out of the exit, and it is about 50 yards). Buses are run by York Pullman Bus Company.
27th January in Stratford-upon-Avon at The Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Chapel Lane, CV37 6BE 10-4pm admission free.
As usual look at the PBFA web site for further details: www.pbfa.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Etc Fairs run the Bloomsbury Book Fair at The Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury WC1H 0DG with the next book fair on Sunday 13th January 10-3.30pm admission £2 untill 12.30pm and thereafter is free. On the 27th December 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/
The St. Brides Foundation 2 events – 21st-28th January – The St. Brides Foundation Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London is holding a Three Week Hand Composition & Letterpress Course to be held on Monday Evenings 14th, 21st and 28th January 2019. Standard course fee is £195.00 with concession at £175.00. See https://www.sbf.org.uk/whats-on/view/handcompcourse/ for further information.
The Oxford Guild of Printers are holding a talk to be given by Daryl Green, Librarian at Magdalen College on the subject of Peter Apian’s Typography & Initials. This talk will be held in the ‘Green Room’ in Charlbury Memorial Hall on Monday, 4 February 2019. The time of this event is “probably” 7.30pm but check with The Chariman and Events Secretary Miles Whigfield: email@example.com
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.
January’s International Book Fair 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 Zee Jaipur Literature Festival held in Jaipur, India from 24th – 28th January. There will be 2,000 speakers and an estimated attendance of over 1 million. https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/
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
New York City, USA – From January 22nd to the 26th in New York City, “The Bibliography Week 2019″ will take place at locations throughout the city happens each year in New York City at the end of January when the principal national organisations devoted to book history have their annual meetings. Look at the Grolier Club web site for further details: https://www.grolierclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=289376&ssid=168769&vnf=1