The region’s leading used & antiquarian booksellers and fine letterpress printers, book binders, paper makers, and artist book makers will be showcased at the Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair on Friday, November 30, 2018, 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Smith College Campus Center.
Admission to the book fair and the event program is free and open to the public.
The fair will feature a round-table discussion with curators of special collections from the 5-College libraries. Participants include: Leslie Fields, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Mount Holyoke College, Karen Kukil, Associate Curator of Special Collections at Smith College, and Robert Cox, Head of Special Collections and University Archives at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
“There is no end to the designs, illustrations, materials, texts, genres, and fascination of fine press books. For more than 150 years, they have been produced--and seriously collected. This round-table will look at private and institutional collecting of these amazing books,” says moderator and rare book librarian Sidney Berger. An opening reception will follow at the Campus Center Wilson Atrium.
For more information including a list of exhibitors, go to: www.northamptonbookfair.com
The Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair is sponsored by Boomerang Booksellers, Wiggins Fine Books, and the Smith College Libraries.
For inquiries or questions about the fair, please contact Book Arts Promotions.