Hand-Made Books

There was a great blog entry featured on the home page of WordPress.com today that I wanted to share with everyone.  The blog entry is from redprintcollege.wordpress.com and can be found at http://redprintcollege.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/hand-made-books/.

The video is made-up of 3,500 photographs showing the process of making 35 handmade books entitled “The Complex of All of These.”  It is worth watching to see the finished product!


Miami Book Fair International

posterThe Miami Book Fair International began yesterday and will last through November 15th. This exciting literary event began in 1984 and has grown into one of the nation’s finest literary events.

The centerpiece of the book fair is the Festival of Authors.  More than 350 authors will be reading and discussing their work.  Among the noted authors who have already confirmed are Margaret Atwood, Al Gore, Barbara Kingsolver and Ralph Nader.

The Festival of Authors takes place during Street Fair Weekend (Friday, November 13th through Sunday, November 15th).  In addition to authors,  the Street Fair will have more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibiting and selling books.  Special features include the antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.

Check out the Website at http://www.miamibookfair.com/default.aspx.  Make sure that you print out the Fairgoer’s Guide!  Also check out the loooong list of confirmed authors at the Website.

I have pictured the 2009 Book Fair poster designed Jeff Kinney.  The poster is on sale and proceeds benefit the book fair.

Are you going?  Have you been in previous years?  Let me know….