Manhattan Book Fair, April 11th

Codex was massive and amazing. It was the best book fair debut an independent bookseller could hope for. I met pen pals in person, I made new friends, I saw old friends, I preached the gospel of contemporary fine art bookbinding, and I sold books. San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond were very good to me.

Now I get to bring it all back home. Really. It’s about 20 blocks from home. I can walk there.

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And the Winners Are…Part 2

Do over!

It has come to my attention that I failed to provide any information about the content of the winning bindings. Now I have that information. I also have physical descriptions. Unfortunately for many of us, they are in Spanish. On the up side, for the linguistically challenged (me), we can consult the Multilingual Bookbinding and Conservation Dictionary (Google Translate is completely useless and sometimes hilarious). I also omitted the award for the Best Binding by an Argentinian.

So here they are again, with actual information:

FIRST PRIZE Gavin Dovey USA
FIRST PRIZE
Gavin Dovey
USA

William Shakespeare. The Tempest.Caliban Press: New York, 2001. Ejemplar 16/125.

Encuadernación de estilo Bradel en cuero de cabra montada sobre escartivanas. Cuero trabajado con aerografía en degradé. Decoración a partir de mosaicos y trabajo de hierros. Guardas en papel decorado. Cabezadas bordadas con hilos de seda. Continue reading “And the Winners Are…Part 2”