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June 28 -
December 20, 2014
Dylan Thomas 100 FESTIVAL Wales Celebrates its Rock Star Poet During His Centenary Year
Dylan Thomas 100 – continues in Wales with news of additional multi-disciplinary events being added to the festival’s creative mix.

An inspiration for poet-musicians like Bob Dylan and John Lennon and actors like Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas was a bona-fide rock-star before there was such a thing – sometimes playing to crowds of 1,000 – especially in the USA. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans; Brothers and Sisters) who has channeled the poet (in the film Edge of Love) hopes you'll join the festivities, “We've been celebrating Dylan Thomas in Wales for decades now. Come to Wales this year and celebrate his centenary.”

Here is a sampling of the inspired programs on tap during the second half of 2014:

June 28–Dec 20: Dylan – National Library of Wales
A combination of dance, poetry and the visual arts will provide a fresh take on Dylan’s life and work. The event will enliven several of the Library’s gallery spaces in Aberystwyth and will include displays of personal items, providing a unique view of Dylan’s world.

June 28: Dylanathon – 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea
Using a camera, smartphone or tablet, entrants are asked to use innovation over picture quality to interpret Dylan-related themes throughout the day.

July 19: Dylan Thomas’ Swansea Hollywood: The Mummy and the Old Dark Horse
This Dylan odyssey visits three of Dylan’s childhood cinemas in Swansea with a talk in a secret space at a fourth. The evening culminates with Andrew Davies introducing a screening of his new film, “A Poet in New York,” starring Tom Hollander, followed by a Q&A session.

Aug-Sept: Bedazzled - A Welshman in New York
Celebrating Dylan’s special relationship with the USA, especially New York, a series of live events will “re-imagine” Dylan’s favorite watering hole – New York’s White Horse Tavern. Audiences will be transported to the bohemian world of 1950’s Greenwich Village where Dylan held court.

Sept 5–Dec 24: Manuscripts Exhibition – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Infrequently exhibited items on loan from the University of Buffalo include poems, lists of rhyming words and black and white photographs.

Oct 26-Oct 27: The Dylathon – The Swansea Grand Theatre
The Wales Theatre Company stages a non-stop 36 hour marathon reading of Dylan’s work. Performers include Sir Derek Jacobi, Jonathan Pryce, and many more acclaimed personalities together with schools, bands and choirs numbering in the hundreds.

Oct 27-Nov 9: Dylan Thomas Festival – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
This 17th annual eclectic celebration will feature talks, exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Dylan Thomas 100 and www.dylanthomas100.org highlights Welsh locations closely associated with the poet-like his birthplace, Swansea, his old writing shed, and his home -The Boathouse - in the town of Laugharne. And the program ranges across all artistic disciplines – from literature, to opera, theatre and painting. From high profile exhibits and live performances to community-based educational programs.

Business and Tourism Minister Edwina Hart said: “Dylan Thomas is one of the literary giants of the last century.” … “These events will help contribute to a fitting legacy for Dylan’s life and work, but I also hope they will resurrect a passion for literature and inspire people of all ages to connect more actively with our rich cultural heritage. In the spirit of Dylan, it is an opportunity to showcase Wales as a land of artistic excellence to an international audience and raise further the iconic status of this great literary figure.”

Wales, UNITED KINGDOM
Educational Programs International
September 02 -
December 02, 2014
The Drew University Library “Out of the Vault” Series
On Tuesdays this fall, the Wilson Reading Room in the United Methodist Archive and History Center will remain open until 9 p.m. These additional hours allow researchers to use Special Collections and Archives materials into the evening and at times that might fit better into their schedules.

As part of this late evening initiative, staff from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives will host several hands-on show and tell workshops on the first Tuesday of every month. Each workshop will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Rowe Reading Room of the Center.

These interactive sessions will introduce people to materials from various Drew collections and allow them to hold a piece of history in their hands. The workshops are free and open to the Drew community and to the general public.

SCHEDULE:

September 2nd
Incunabula, or, Books in the Cradle

Cassie Brand

The term “incunabula” refers to books printed before 1501, literally translating from Latin to mean “in the cradle.” With 29 books in the incunabula collection, Drew University Special Collections boasts great examples of early printed books. With beautiful handmade paper, intricate type fonts, and hand-colored illustrations, these printed volumes take us back to a time when hand-crafted books were prized possessions. Come touch and feel the hand-laid paper, knock on the thick wood boards of the binding, and marvel at the brilliant colors of gold illumination.


October 7th
What They Wrote: Historical Manuscripts

Zannah Bingham Buck

Have you ever wondered what sort of letters Susan B. Anthony, Jefferson Davis, Albert Einstein, or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote? Or wondered what Louisa May Alcott’s, George Eliot’s, or Elizabeth Gaskell’s handwriting looked like? Drew University’s collection of Historical Manuscripts is full of handwritten documents from over 900 different historical figures, all of which are available for use by researchers or by anyone who is simply curious. To get a taste of the richness of this collection, we will discuss what a manuscript is, how manuscripts end up in libraries and archives, and their modern-day value.


November 4th
Day in the Life of Governor Kean

David Reagles

If you are a Drewid, you have undoubtedly noticed an uncommon prevalence of “Kean” on our beautiful campus. Whether you have studied in the Kean Reading Room, perused the Kean Gallery, or enjoyed a production in the Kean Theater, you have benefited from his legacy.

Thomas H. Kean served as governor of New Jersey, was appointed chairman of the 9/11 Commission, and led Drew University as its 10th president. We will explore a “day in the life of Kean” and examine the exciting collection of his papers that now enriches Drew University’s archives.


December 2nd
Tiny Treasures: Small Books in the Drew Library Special Collections

Brian Shetler

Small volumes are certainly interesting for their Lilliputian dimensions, but also for their purposes: as traveling companions for the literate and religious alike. These miniature volumes were portable, shareable, and easy to hide away if needed. This workshop will feature details about a few of these books and their history. It will provide an opportunity to interact with a selection of “tiny” books that are to be found in Rare Books, McClintock, Hymn Books, and other collections.

Rowe Reading Room of the Center
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
September 30 -
November 06, 2014
IMPACT: REACTIONS TO THE ROSE RARE BOOK COLLECTION
An Imprints and Impressions Series Event

Presented in conjunction with the University Libraries’ landmark exhibit Imprints and Impressions, alumni artists Misty Thomas-Trout, Joseph Hoffman and Ellie Richards return to embark on a world premiere installation that not only reacts to and comments on the written word, but also explores the impact of the diverse history within the Rose Rare Book Collection and its place in today’s evolving multidisciplinary educational landscape. Personal journey and perspective will be challenged in this distinctive installation where the visual art is built from the written art of the world’s most diverse thinkers, creators and educators.

Opening Reception: September 30, 5:30 - 6:30pm

The gallery is open 8 am - midnight, Monday - Friday, noon - midnight, Saturday - Sunday

Free and open to the public

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH
Educational Programs Midwest
October 01, 2014
Lecture at Yale: Henry Woudhuyen (Oxford), "Adulteration and Vampment: The 'Improvement' of Rare Books, 1750-1950"
16:30

Beinecke Rare Books Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Lecture New England
October 01, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Art, Press & Illustrated Books
Sale #2358 - Books

This auction focuses on early 20th-century European art movements: from Art Nouveau through Secession and Art Deco, books on ornament, decoration, fashion, poster art and design abound. Works by Surrealists, Cubists, Futurists and Edward Gorey round out the sale.

1:30pm

Exhibition:
Sat, Sept 12th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Sept 29th 10am - 6pm
Tues, Sept 30th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Oct 1st 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 02, 2014
Poet in Residence
Our Poet in Residence, Maura Dooley, will be working at the Museum on the following days between 11.00am and 3.00pm and would be happy to talk to visitors about poetry, writing and her work. If you would like to meet Maura do visit on one of these days. We hope you may even be inspired to try your hand at writing.

Thursday 2nd October (National Poetry Day)
Friday 7th November and
Tuesday 16th December (Jane's Birthday)

OCT 18
POETRY WORKSHOP - writing a poem to celebrate friendship or special occasions

The workshops will run from 11am until 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. You are welcome to arrive from 10.30am and to look around the Museum before we start.

Price: £17.50 (£15.00 concessions) or book this workshop with the workshop on 6th December and receive a further discount.

Jane Austen's House Museum
Chawton
Alton
Hampshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Lecture International
October 03 -
05, 2014
Oak Knoll Fest XVIII
The theme this year is "Craftsman to Collector: Buying and Selling the Fine Press Book." Printers, librarians, booksellers, and collectors will discuss that theme in a free symposium (registration required) on Friday (10/3), focusing on the various avenues printers can use to share their work with the world.

Book Fair:
Sat, Oct 4, 12pm - 5pm
Sun, Oct 5, 12pm - 3:30pm

We will also host talks by John Randle of the Whittington Press and our very own Bob Fleck, each speaking on the past, present, and future of his respective business.

New Castle, DE
Festival Mid-Atlantic
October 04 -
05, 2014
Vancouver Book Fair
The Vancouver Book Fair is the only antiquarian, collectible and rare book fair in Western Canada, and will feature many of Western Canada's top booksellers. A wide selection of antiquarian, collectible and rare books, ephemera, maps, prints, manuscripts and works on paper will be on offer at the fair - including Canadiana; children’s and illustrated; fine press and limited editions; history and military history; literature and fine arts; modern first editions and signed copies; natural history; travel and exploration; science and technology as well as many other subject areas. The items on offer will range from 15th century incunabula to 21st century modern first editions.

Sat, 1pm - 7pm
Sun, 11am - 4pm

$8.00 admission charge

UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Book Fairs International
October 04, 2014
2014 Vermont Fall Book Fair
In conjunction with the Brattleboro Literary Festival - Antiquarian Booksellers from New England and the Northeast offering Scarce, Rare & Out of Print Books, both Antiquarian & Modern, Antique Maps & Prints, Postcards & Ephemera for sale.

11am - 5pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, VT
Book Fairs New England
October 04 -
05, 2014
2014 Fall Allentown Paper Show
Do you love old movie posters, vintage postcards, antique toys? How about rare books, travel art, luggage tags, old magazines? You will find all of these and so much more! If you have never visited, you will be pleasantly surprised at ALL that our vendors have to offer!!

Sat, 9am - 5pm
Sun, 9am - 3pm

Allentown Agri-Plex (Allentown Fairgrounds)
17th Street & Chew Streets
Allentown, PA
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
October 04 -
05, 2014
Fall 2014 Greater Seattle Postcard & Paper Collectibles

Sat. 10am - 6pm
Sun, 10am - 4pm

$5 Admission

Kent Commons
525 4th Avenue N.
Kent, WA
Book Fairs West
October 04 -
05, 2014
Pasadena Antiquarian Book Fair
The Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo & Paper Fair

Many quality exhibitors will participate in The 15th annual Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair, for two days only at the Pasadena Center's Exhibit Hall B.

Exhibitors will display and offer for sale a wide variety of Antiquarian rare and modern 1st edition books, prints, posters, vintage photographs, autographs, fine graphics, maps, manuscripts and many unique pieces of ephemera. The seasoned enthusiast, beginning collector or someone just browsing should not miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience so many fine collections all in one location.

Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun, 11am - 4pm

Admission:
$8 - General admission
$5 - Senior Citizens (62+ years) Free - Children under 12
Free Return Privileges

The Pasadena Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA
Book Fairs West
October 05, 2014
60th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale. Items include:

First editions, Autographs, Illustrated books, Maps, Science Fiction, Sheet music, Prints, Children's books, Michigan History, Travel, Magazines, Civil War material, Americana, Posters, Photographs, Fine bindings, Mysteries, Ephemera, Literature, Cookbooks, Ads, Postcards, Art, Sports programs, Private Press, Trade cards, Sciences, & Movie material

9:30am - 5:00pm

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

Lansing Center (map)
333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI
Book Fairs Midwest
October 06, 2014
Meredith McGill: Disappearing Medium: Poetry and Print in the Antebellum United States
The thirty-first annual James Russell Wiggins Lecture in the History of the Book in American Culture

Book historians have for the most part told the story of the rise of a mass-market for literature with reference to short fiction and the novel, leaving poetry curiously out of the picture until the arrival of America’s great printer-poet, Walt Whitman. And yet poetry thrived in the antebellum marketplace, circulating across a wide range of popular and elite print formats. Moreover, poetry was understood as a test case for the viability of American literature itself; many writers and readers assumed that the very possibility of a democratic culture depended on the fate of American verse. In this talk, Professor McGill will ask how we might understand the explosion of mass print as formative event in the history of American poetry, and how we might look to antebellum poetry as a primary means for taking the measure of the cultural impact of print.

Meredith McGill is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University. An elected member of the Society, she is the author of American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 and the editor of The Traffic in Poems: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange. The Wiggins Lecture, inaugurated in 1983, honors James Russell Wiggins, former editor of the Washington Post, former United States ambassador to the United Nations, and editor of the Ellsworth (Maine) American, and from 1970 to 1977, the president of the American Antiquarian Society.

7:00pm

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA
Lecture New England
October 07, 2014
Sotheby's - Paris
Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle
SALE NUMBER: PF1453

2:30 PM CEST

After Antiquarian Books, Illustrated Modern Books and Art Nouveau/Art Deco Books, the fourth instalment of the Library of R. & B. L. will be devoted to the 20th century, and focus purely on literature: the works themselves, rid of all seductive accoutrements.

Illustrations, bindings, prologues – however brilliant – are deemed of secondary importance, if not superfluous, as the authors stride centre stage. The truth about their loves and friendships is evoked by the creative process – through letters, manuscripts and first editions… whether in de luxe format, embellished with apposite dedications, or bearing corrections revealing a work’s endless evolution.

The sale takes us on a 20th-century journey marked by writers of genius, from Apollinaire – indeed from Jarry – to Céline via Joyce, Proust, Gracq, Malraux and Cohen, ending with Sartre and Les Mots.

Dreamers and poets bequeath the trace of their versatile talents. Cocteau, Max Jacob, Larbaud, Prévert, Radiguet, Reverdy and Saint-John Perse parade beneath the unrivalled brilliance of Cendrars and his Transsibérien.

A new, exuberant spirit is encountered in short-lived literary reviews-cum-manifestos.

A whole world is opened up by words and drawings – by Cocteau, Oscar Dominguez, Malraux, Proust, Saint-Exupéry – and by the watercolours and calligrammes of Apollinaire. There are stimulating juxtapositions: Jarry with Gustave Kahn; Apollinaire with Marie Laurencin and Lou; Proust with Fernand Gregh, Anna de Noailles and Paul Morand; Saint-Exupéry with Consuelo; Cocteau with Stravinsky, Eluard, Hugnet and Soupault… Inter-connected destinies are brought to life by the slow waltz of dedications and the secrets enclosed in unpublished manuscripts.

From Apollinaire’s Alcools to the opium evoked by Ségalen, an “artificial paradise” spangles the lives of several generations of literary rebels.

The impeccable bindings of Paul Bonet, Martin or Miguet are by no means neglected, but do not overshadow their rare, luxuriously printed contents or the dedications which enhance them.

EXHIBITION TIMES

Paris
Fri, 03 Oct 14 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CEST
Sat, 04 Oct 14 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CEST
Mon, 06 Oct 14 | 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM CEST

Sotheby's - Paris
76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
CS 10010
Paris, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
October 07 -
December 02, 2014
The Drew University Library “Out of the Vault” Series
On Tuesdays this fall, the Wilson Reading Room in the United Methodist Archive and History Center will remain open until 9 p.m. These additional hours allow researchers to use Special Collections and Archives materials into the evening and at times that might fit better into their schedules.

As part of this late evening initiative, staff from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives will host several hands-on show and tell workshops on the first Tuesday of every month. Each workshop will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Rowe Reading Room of the Center.

These interactive sessions will introduce people to materials from various Drew collections and allow them to hold a piece of history in their hands. The workshops are free and open to the Drew community and to the general public.

SCHEDULE:

October 7th
What They Wrote: Historical Manuscripts

Zannah Bingham Buck

Have you ever wondered what sort of letters Susan B. Anthony, Jefferson Davis, Albert Einstein, or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote? Or wondered what Louisa May Alcott’s, George Eliot’s, or Elizabeth Gaskell’s handwriting looked like? Drew University’s collection of Historical Manuscripts is full of handwritten documents from over 900 different historical figures, all of which are available for use by researchers or by anyone who is simply curious. To get a taste of the richness of this collection, we will discuss what a manuscript is, how manuscripts end up in libraries and archives, and their modern-day value.


November 4th
Day in the Life of Governor Kean

David Reagles

If you are a Drewid, you have undoubtedly noticed an uncommon prevalence of “Kean” on our beautiful campus. Whether you have studied in the Kean Reading Room, perused the Kean Gallery, or enjoyed a production in the Kean Theater, you have benefited from his legacy.

Thomas H. Kean served as governor of New Jersey, was appointed chairman of the 9/11 Commission, and led Drew University as its 10th president. We will explore a “day in the life of Kean” and examine the exciting collection of his papers that now enriches Drew University’s archives.


December 2nd
Tiny Treasures: Small Books in the Drew Library Special Collections

Brian Shetler

Small volumes are certainly interesting for their Lilliputian dimensions, but also for their purposes: as traveling companions for the literate and religious alike. These miniature volumes were portable, shareable, and easy to hide away if needed. This workshop will feature details about a few of these books and their history. It will provide an opportunity to interact with a selection of “tiny” books that are to be found in Rare Books, McClintock, Hymn Books, and other collections.

Rowe Reading Room of the Center
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
October 08 -
09, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Rare Books & Manuscripts
Sale #6111 & #6112

Bidding Begins: Approx. September 19, 2014

Auction Dates: October 8th through October 9th

Lot Viewing: FULL PREVIEW
October 7-8, 2014

Heritage Auctions
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA
Auctions West
October 09 -
11, 2014
Richard Minsky Multi-Day Workshop: Material Meets Metaphor"
As part of the 40th anniversary celebration this fall, the Center for Book Arts will showcase the work of Richard Minsky, founder of the Center. Jae Rossman of Yale University’s Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library is organizing two exhibitions with Minsky that feature his work across four decades.

As the Master Faculty Fellow for fall 2014, Minsky will be teaching a multi-day workshop on his “material meets metaphor” methodology. Early unique bindings that came to exemplify this working method will be on display along with Minsky’s important series “The Bill of Rights.” Additionally, Minsky’s latest work, an installation based on “Musical Theory” (an early handmade sketchbook with ideas for musical compositions) will be installed in the Featured Artist Project space at the Center.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Center for Book Arts Gallery
28 West 27th Street, 3rd floor
Manhattan, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
October 09, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
African-American Fine Art
Featuring the Richard A. Long Collection
Sale #2359 - African-American Fine Art

The Richard A. Long collection consists of works by early pioneers of African-American art as well as modern masters, including Romare Bearden and Beauford Delaney.

2:30pm

Preview:
Sat, 4th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, 6th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Oct 7th 10am -6pm
Wed, Oct 8th 10am - 6pm
October 9th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 09, 2014
PBA Galleries
Yosemite & the High Sierra - Rare Americana - Travel - Cartography
Sale #543

12:00am

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
October 10 -
11, 2014
Bath Antiquarian Book Fair
Completed in 1771, the Bath Assembly Rooms were described as “the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom”, and were at the heart of fashionable Georgian society; today they continue to serve high culture and society, not least by providing the perfect backdrop for the PBFA’s annual Bath Premier Book Fair.

Fri, 1pm - 6pm
Sat, 10am - 4pm

Admission £2

Assembly Rooms
Bennett Street
Bath, ENGLAND
Book Fairs International
October 10 -
12, 2014
Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word
Humanities Tennessee's Southern Festival of Books was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend in October in 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. It is one of the first book festivals of its kind, a true celebration of the written word, and has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond.

Fri, 12pm - 5pm
Sat, 10am - 5pm
Sun, 12pm - 5pm

Free & open to the public
All seating is on a first-come basis.

Legislative Plaza (main entrance at 6th and Union)
and in the Nashville Public Library (entrance on Church Street)
Nashville, TN
Book Fairs South
October 10 -
11, 2014
North Texas Book & Paper Show - "Books into Movies"
Used, Rare and Collectible Books, Ephemera, Autographs, Photographs, Maps, Prints, Postcards, First Editions, Fine Bindings, Childrens, Illustrated, Cookery, History, Texana Military, Misc. Nonfiction and Reference

Fri 6pm - 9pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Adults $7 includes $5 coupon good for show purchases
Under 12 Free

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 South Main Street
Grapevine, TX
Book Fairs Southwest
October 11 -
12, 2014
The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair 2014
An International Book Fair
featuring Thousands of Rare Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs & Ephemera for sale

"The Premier Pacific Northwest Rare Book Event!"

Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun, 11am - 4pm

TICKETS: $5.00 at the door
good both days - under 12 admitted free

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
north side of Seattle Center
(on Mercer St just east of 3rd Avenue N.)
Seattle, WA
Book Fairs West
October 11, 2014
Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival
Progress Center
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Saint Paul, MN
Book Fairs Midwest
October 11, 2014
The 53rd Chicago Book and Paper Fair
One of America’s oldest bookseller trade organizations, the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), announces its annual fair featuring fine, antiquarian, rare and collectible First Editions as well as thousands of books on topics such as:

Americana, Art & Photography, Literature, Poetry, Children's Books, Cookbooks, Science & Technology, Transportation & Railroadiana, Civil War, Illustrated Books, Chicago History & Authors.

Besides collectible and general interest books, the fair features maps, leather bindings, autographs, broadsides, vintage paperbacks and pulps, magazines, photos, prints, posters, ephemera and more.

10am - 5pm

Admission is $6 and parking is free.

Art Deco ballroom
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers’ Union Hall
1340 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL
Book Fairs Midwest
October 11, 2014
40th Anniversary Colloquium: The Collecting of Artist Books
Please join us for a full day of stimulating discussion at our 40th Anniversary Colloquium, graciously hosted by MoMA. Four panels covering a spectrum of critical issues will feature prominent collectors, curators and artists working in the field of artist books.

10:00am - 5:00pm

Free admission

After a day of contemplation at our Colloquium, come check out the new exhibitions at the Center and party with us as we celebrate 40 years!
6:00 - 9:00pm

The Celeste Bartos Auditorium
Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman
Education & Research Building
4 West 54th Street
New York, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
October 12, 2014
Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair
A Fabulous One-Day Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair - Presented by the Massachusetts & Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers (MARIAB)

One of the best Vintage Book & Ephemera Shows in the Northeast!

Over 60 Exceptional exhibitors from MARIAB, ABAA, ILAB & others offer Fine, Rare & Unusal Old Books, Plus Maps, Autographs, Prints, Posters, Playbills, Ephemera, and Much, Much More!

Special Events: Book Binding, Restoration & Preservation Presentations!

Sun, 10am - 4pm

Adult Admission is $6
Young Collectors 12-21 $3
Under 12 free w/Paid Adult
Plenty of free parking, refreshments.

The Smith Vocational School
80 Locust Street
Northampton, MA
Book Fairs New England
October 14, 2014
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Fine Natural History and Historical Prints

The Fine Books and Manuscripts department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers conducts regularly scheduled auctions of collections large and small consigned by individuals, estates and institutions. Our regularly scheduled auctions include autographs, maps, John James Audubon prints, and original illustration art. Areas of interest include natural history; Americana; fine printing; illustrated books from all periods, including color plate books and livres d’artistes; English and Continental literature and history; illuminated manuscripts; travel, topography and exploration; fine bindings; numismatics; science and technology; and a diverse range of interesting items in other fields.

5:00pm

Preview
Friday, October 10, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10am - 3pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 12pm - 4pm
Monday, October 13, 2014, 10am ­ 5pm

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
October 14, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Rare & Important Travel Posters
Sale #2360 - Vintage Posters

Promising to be one of the most diverse and visually stimulating Travel Poster auctions ever held at Swann, highlights of this sale include posters from a private Australian collection and masterful British Rail posters.

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Thu, Oct 9th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Oct 10th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Oct 11th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Oct 13th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Oct 14th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 15, 2014
SHAKESPEARE’S EARLY FOLIOS AND THE RENAISSANCE BOOK: A LECTURE BY PROFESSOR ADAM HOOKS
An Imprints and Impressions Series Event

Professor Adam Hooks (English, University of Iowa) will discuss the history of earliest collected editions of Shakespeare’s works, including the Second Folio (1632), part of the Rose Rare Book Collection. The lecture will be of interest to students and faculty with an interest in literature, history, rare books, and the history of Shakespeare's literary career.

4:00pm

Free and open to the public

Sears Recital Hall
Jesse Philips Humanities Center, 1st Floor
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH
Lecture Midwest
October 16, 2014
Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Books, Maps & Manuscripts
Philadelphia, PA
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 16 -
18, 2014
American Printing History Association 39th Annual Conference
Joint Annual 2014 Conference with the Friends of Dard Hunter

Theme: Paper On The Press
This joint conference explores the histories of paper as used by printers: we will consider the rapport between the type, presses, and papers available to printers from the beginnings of moveable type until today. Attention could be drawn to how a new printing technology called for different papers, or how the availability of certain papers demanded certain presses.

The focus of the conference is on the inter-relationship between paper and printing, but topics specifically on paper are entirely welcome. The contemporary use of paper not only for letterpress printers but also for artist books and as works of art would be excellent topics to explore. We hope to find the convergences and overlaps between our two groups that will enhance understanding of the properties and value of paper.

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA
Educational Programs West
October 16, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Photography
Sale #5194

Bidding Begins:Approx. September 12, 2014

FULL PREVIEW
October 15-16, 2014

RECEPTION PREVIEW
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 17, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Illustration Art
Sale #5185

Bidding Begins:Approx. September 22, 2014

FULL PREVIEW
October 14-17, 2014

RECEPTION PREVIEW
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 17 -
19, 2014
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
We have a range of events this year and also a selection of themes.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is a new kind of comic art event in the UK. Modelled on a European-style festival it aims to take over the market town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, with comic art presenting the widest range of genres. Events include a 24 Hour Comic Marathon, children’s comic workshops, talks, signings, Great War in Comics art exhibition and a Comics Fair.

Who is coming ?

Jeff Smith
John Aggs
Joff Winterhart
Kate Holden
Jade Sarson
Jereme Moreau
Eddie Campbell

Kendal, Cumbria, UNITED KINGDOM
Art/Antiques Fairs International
October 17 -
19, 2014
Creating Children's Books: Collaboration and Change
A symposium in honor of William Steig and Atha Tehon

The symposium, Creating Children's Books: Collaboration and Change, will take place in conjunction with two fall exhibitions in the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The first of these exhibitions, As the Ink Flows: Works from the Pen of William Steig, explores the life and career of the artist, cartoonist, and children's book author/illustrator William Steig, while the second, The School of Atha: Collaboration in the Making of Children's Books, celebrates the life and work of Atha Tehon, children's book designer and longstanding Art Director for Dial Books for Young Readers.

Creating Children's Books: Collaboration and Change honors the contributions of these two important figures to the world of children's literature during late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. It will explore the creation of children's books from both the writer/illustrator and designer/publisher perspectives, looking at the role of collaboration in the process and considering the future of children's books from various perspectives, including that of diversity. Atha Tehon worked closely with the renowned editor and publisher Phyllis Fogelman, both of whom championed the work of African-American and Native American authors and illustrators, among others.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
October 17 -
18, 2014
41st Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies
Please join us for this year's conference. Organized annually since 1974 by the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library and its journal “Manuscripta,” this two-day conference regularly features papers on a wide variety of topics in medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies -- paleography, codicology, illumination, book production, texts and transmission, library history, and more.

2014 Guest Speaker:
Mary A. Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles) -- “Why Paris? Deep Roots of a Medieval University”

2014 Conference Sessions:
- Heraldry in Medieval Manuscript Illumination
- Food Glorious Food: Manuscript Evidence
- Coptic Bindings
- New Approaches to the Morgan Crusader Bible: Panel on M.638
- Captions and their Functions in Medieval Manuscripts
- Work in Progress: Frank Coulson (The Ohio State University) and Beth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum)
- Games

The Vatican Film Library is a research library for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies that holds on microfilm about 40,000 manuscripts, principally from the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. In addition to its annual conference, the library also publishes twice yearly “Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research” and offers fellowships for research in its collections.

Vatican Film Library
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Educational Programs Midwest
October 17 -
20, 2014
Profiles in History
Hollywood Auction 65
4-Day Hollywood Auction Event

Amazing 4-day Hollywood auction event featuring over 2,000 lots. The fourth and final day will showcase items from The Expendables franchise and other contemporary films.

The first three days of the Hollywood Auctions will feature a diverse collection of entertainment memorabilia including vintage photography, posters, props and costumes from many of the best and most popular film and TV shows of all time.

Fri, 11:00am
Sat, 11:00am
Sun, 11:00am

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
October 17, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Fine Photographs: Icons & Images
Sale #2361 - Photographs & Photobooks

This well-rounded auction features Contemporary images and iconic photos by Modern masters including Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Lewis W. Hine, Horst P. Horst and Garry Winogrand, as well as 19th-century photographs and albums.

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Oct 11th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Oct 13th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Oct 14th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Oct 15th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Oct 16th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Oct 17th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 17, 2014
NCBCC Awards Ceremony and Reception
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS), and the Center for the Book and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division (the Library of Congress) have jointly assumed leadership of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, with major support from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation.

Established in 2005 by Fine Books & Collections Magazine to recognize outstanding book collecting efforts by college and university students, the program aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. The magazine conducted the annual competition program for three years before turning over leadership to the new collaboration of institutional partners.

Competitions are held at more than three dozen colleges and universities across the United States. Some contests have been conducted for decades, dating back to Swarthmore College's first competition in the 1920s. All college or university prizewinners are encouraged to enter. Student collectors whose institutions do not offer a book collecting contest also may enter.

4:30pm

Celebratory Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres to follow

With a talk given by Nicholas Basbanes

Library of Congress
JamesMadison Building
Montpelier Room
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
October 18 -
19, 2014
Manhasset Antiques & Decoratives
Long Island's Longest Running Show - Now In It's 63rd Year!
This is absolutely the finest Antiques Show on Long Island! Classical Antiques, Fine Orientalia, European and American Porcelain & China, Art Deco and Art Moderne, Tiffany Lighting & Bronzes, and Much, Much More!

Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

Admission is $6/Person, under 12 free w/Paid Adult, and plenty of free parking. All areas are Handicapped Accessible.

Antiques Appraisals Sunday from 1-3pm by John Bruno, Star of Market Warriors!

New this year will be home-made Italian specialties by Ardito's Deli!

Congregational Church
1845 Northern Blvd (Rt. 25A)
Manhasset, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
October 18, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Texas Art Featuring the Belo Collection
Sale #5180

1:pm

FULL PREVIEW
October 15-18, 2014

RECEPTION PREVIEW
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
October 18, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Texas Art
Sale #5193

Bidding Begins: Approx. September 22, 2014

FULL PREVIEW
October 15-18, 2014

RECEPTION PREVIEW
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
October 18, 2014
Festival of Medical History and the Arts, “Art, Anatomy, and the Body: Vesalius 500″
Our second-annual Festival of Medical History and the Arts celebrates the 500th birthday of anatomist and humanist Andreas Vesalius. Vesalius’ groundbreaking De humani corporis fabrica (The Fabric of the Human Body) of 1543 is a key Renaissance text, which profoundly changed medical training, anatomical knowledge, and artistic representations of the body. Few figures have been so influential to the arts, learning, and medicine; Vesalius’ influence has persisted over the centuries in anatomical training, representations of the body and the visual arts. Join us to celebrate his legacy in a day-long event with three floors of programming.

“Art, Anatomy, and the Body: Vesalius 500″ is guest curated by artist and anatomist Riva Lehrer. Register now to see over 20 speakers, performers, cartoonists, and artists explore the intertwined histories of art and anatomy and illustration and medicine; contemporary visual and performance art and the body; questions of identity and intersexuality, disability, and representation; 3D anatomical printing demonstrations and more.

11:00am - 6:30pm

The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY
Festival Mid-Atlantic
October 18, 2014
Poetry Workshop - writing a poem to celebrate friendship or special occasions
Maura Dooley, Jane Austen's House Museum's Poet in Residence, leads a workshop where you can come and try your hand at writing a poem to celebrate friendship, or to mark a special occasion.

Jane Austen's poems were written for family and friends: a new baby, a visit, or a day at the races.

Which special moment in your life would you like to remember?

No experience necessary!

The workshops will run from 11am until 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. You are welcome to arrive from 10.30am and to look around the Museum before we start.

Price: £17.50 (£15.00 concessions) or book this workshop with the workshop on 6th December and receive a further discount.

OCT 2
POET IN RESIDENCE
Our Poet in Residence, Maura Dooley, will be working at the Museum on the following days between 11.00am and 3.00pm and would be happy to talk to visitors about poetry, writing and her work. If you would like to meet Maura do visit on one of these days. We hope you may even be inspired to try your hand at writing.

Thursday 2nd October (National Poetry Day)
Friday 7th November and
Tuesday 16th December (Jane's Birthday)

Jane Austen's House Museum
Chawton
Alton
Hampshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Educational Programs International
October 18 -
19, 2014
The Greater Portland Postcard, Stamp & Antique Paper Show
Free Appraisals

Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun, 10am - 4pm

Lloyd Center Doubletree Inn Annex
Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR
Other Events West
October 20, 2014
Fall 2014 program for the Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
The Bank of Industry: Rewards of Merit and the “Emotional Capitalism” of 19th-century Children’s Print

Patricia Crain, Professor of English, New York University

Co-sponsored with the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, Columbia University

6:00pm

Free and open to the public

Room 523 Butler Library
Columbia Morningside campus
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
October 21 -
22, 2014
National Colloquium on Library Special Collections
Acknowledging the Past, Forging the Future

For most of their history, academic library special collections concentrated on the cultivation, acquisition and preservation of gifts. Particularly because of the advent of digitization, over the last ten-to-fifteen years there has been an increased emphasis on increasing local and international exposure and access to special collections. While many libraries have been focusing efforts to increase significantly the exposure of their collections to a wider audience, there are still many special collections that are not yet fully discovered.

This national colloquium will explore some of the factors that governed the growth and use of special collections of the past, as well as current and emerging challenges for special collections in the future. How can libraries and university faculty work together to educate students to become more aware of the hidden treasures that are available on their own campuses, and to gain a lifelong appreciation for them? How can collections from individual institutions work together to create a robust whole from the parts? How can scholars, libraries, potential donors, and collectors come together to forge new partnerships to employ these valued collections to advance knowledge and scholarship—particularly in a digital age? This colloquium will be a seminal event in acknowledging the historic strengths of special collections of the past, and for speakers and participants to chart a course for the next decade and beyond.

The program will begin mid-day on Tuesday, October 21, and conclude at the end of the day on Wednesday, October 22. Throughout the colloquium, attendees will be encouraged to enrich the dialog through a variety of means, including question-and-answer and talk-back sessions during the moderated discussions, placing post-it notes with comments on a designated board, and electronically expanding the dialog via Twitter feeds and a conference blog. The thoughts of the attendees will be compiled and summarized during the colloquium.

This program should be of great interest to senior library administrators, special collections librarians, serious book collectors, scholars (including faculty and students), and rare book and manuscript booksellers and auctioneers.

Kelvin Smith Library
11055 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Educational Programs Midwest
October 21, 2014
George Parker Winship Lecture: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University of Virginia), “The Collector’s Wisdom and the Dealer’s Delight: Bibliographical Understandings and the History of Books”
17:30

Followed by a reception at Houghton Library in the Edison and Newman Room.

Lamont Library, Forum Room
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Lecture New England
October 21, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
Sale #2362 - Books

This diverse auction offers books in a wide range of fields, including theology, Enlightenment literature, travel, astronomy, the occult and psychiatry.

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Fri, Oct 17th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Oct 18th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Oct 20th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Oct 21st 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 23, 2014
PBA Galleries
Literature - Illustrated & Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields
Sale #544

11:00am

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
October 23, 2014
Steve Bell: Offensive Vulgarity in an Age of Enlightenment
Twenty-first Lewis Walpole Library Lecture

Noted Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell proposes to discuss Hogarth's continuing legacy for contemporary graphic satire, and to address the question of just how necessary it still is to offend.

5:30pm

AND
Special Event: Artist Talk
Conversation: Steve Bell and Patrick Oliphant

Friday, 24 October at 1:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery Lobby
1111 Chapel Street

Join us for a conversation between celebrated political cartoonists Steve Bell and Patrick Oliphant.

Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
Lecture New England
October 23, 2014
Arts and Humanities Lecture
Don Etherington, British Bookbinder will speak about his career in bookbinding and conservation.

For those involved with bookbinding and conservation, Don Etherington has been a leader of both fields, and one who needs no introduction. The recipient of the 2013 North Carolina Living Treasures Award, Etherington’s career in bookbinding began at the age of thirteen in London, and he went on to train under leading conservationists Roger Powell and Peter Waters.

Don's impressive career includes work at the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence, Italy, where he helped lead conservation efforts after the Florence flood of 1966, one of many significant library disasters on which he has worked. Shortly after Florence, Don was invited to become the Training Officer in the Restoration Department of the Library of Congress, where he trained staff and carried out the most complicated procedures of book conservation. He then went on to establish the conservation program and Institute for Fine Binding and Conservation at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center in Austin, TX. It was here that Etherington conserved a 1297 copy of the Magna Carta.

In 1987, Don established Etherington Conservation Services, which serves clients throughout the United States, such as libraries, archives, museums, and other collection holding institutions, as well as for individuals and private collectors. Today, Don continues to conduct binding courses and workshops from his studio in Summerfield, North Carolina.

Join us for this illustrated talk on bookbinding and conservation from one of the leading experts in the field.

6pm

Free & open to the public
(Reservations recommended)

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
555 E. Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC
Lecture South
October 24 -
25, 2014
A Feast for the Eyes: Gastronomy & Fine Print Symposium
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The deadline for proposals has been extended.
Call us for more information: (415) 781-7532

A Feast for the Eyes: Gastronomy & Fine Print continues the mission of the Club, now in its 102nd year, to support the art of fine printing related to the history and literature of California and the western states of America through publications, exhibitions, and public programs. This event will feature an array of special programs, including an exhibition of books and culinary-themed ephemera examining West Coast gastronomy and the connections that many of the pioneers of that tradition had with California fine printing; a symposium focusing on the intersections of gastronomy with the printing arts, design, publishing, collecting, and writing; and a festive meal arranged to sustain and celebrate the community gathered for this event.

Eating and the preparation of food are primal and ubiquitous human enterprises. For as long as mankind has been writing about the human experience, the topics of food and drink, feasts and famine, and cooking and eating have found their way into print. The forms that these expressions have taken are as varied as the medium of print itself and range from the humble cuneiform tablet to sacred texts of all religions; from the thoroughly practical books of “receipts” that came to be known as cookbooks to finely designed and exquisitely crafted letterpress books on epicurean philosophy. Many of these manifestations of culinary culture have taken ephemeral form—menus, labels, and food packaging—yet the design of each, when considered in context, can provide substantial insight into our cultural, artistic, and economic evolution.

The Book Club of California’s 2014 Symposium Committee invites proposals for panel discussions and individual talks on a wide range of topics exploring the history of culinary culture in print. We are looking for demonstrated excellence in research and presentation as well as material for informative, stimulating, and interactive sessions. We welcome proposals on topics relating to the connections among printing, publishing, writing, collecting, design, and the cultural history of food in California (and beyond)—past, present, and future. These might include, but are not limited to:

Printing: Collaborations or connections within the fine food and fine press traditions; book design; menu design; wine labels; food crate labels; packaging;
Publishing and writing: History and evolution of food-related publishing in California; culinary literature of all types—from philosophical treatises on gastronomy to elaborate descriptions of food in fiction; food writing as memoir, fantasy, or culinary anthropology;
Collecting: Historical overviews or case studies of specific institutional or individual collections of culinary-themed materials;
Design: History of design through culinary ephemera; graphic design and printing for a culinary context;
History: Representing the California food revolution; fine printing and the cultural history of food in America
KEYNOTE: ANNE WILLAN

Keynote Speaker Anne Willan has over fifty years of experience as a teacher, cookbook author, culinary historian, and food columnist. She has written more than thirty books, including the influential La Varenne Pratique and the seventeen-volume, photo-illustrated Look and Cook series—showcased in her twenty-six-part PBS program. With books published in seventeen countries and translated into two-dozen languages, Willan is one of the most internationally renowned of today’s cooking authorities. With her husband, Willan has amassed a collection of 6,000 cookery books. Many of these are included in her award-winning publication, The Cookbook Library: The Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook (University of California Press, 2012). In 2013, Anne Willan was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame for her distinguished body of work, joining such culinary giants as Julia Child, Elizabeth David, and others (fewer than twenty altogether). Her most recent book, One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir with Recipes, was published by St. Martin’s Press in Fall 2013.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

PANEL GUIDELINES:

90 minutes per panel; 15-20 minutes per panelist. A panel should have a maximum of three speakers, preferably with contrasting perspectives and experiences, and/or from different institutions. A moderator should briefly introduce the topic and the presenters should formally address it in some detail. The moderator may also serve as one of the presenters. The session shall conclude with a general question and answer period.

INDIVIDUAL LECTURE GUIDELINES:

15-25 minutes per lecture. Proposals should describe the content and objectives of the talk and provide applicable reference sources and citations, and a description of media to be used (e.g. PowerPoint, DVD). Creative approaches are encouraged.

Note: A selection of symposium panel and lecture transcripts may be developed for inclusion in a special edition of our Quarterly News-Letter.

DEADLINE

Submit A Feast for the Eyes: Gastronomy & Fine Print proposal forms (available by clicking on the links below) to symposium@bccbooks.org. Only email submissions will be considered.

Presenters will be informed of acceptance in April 2014.

Individual lecture proposal form

Panel proposal form

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Educational Programs West
October 24, 2014
Artist Talk: Conversation: Steve Bell and Patrick Oliphant
Join us for a conversation between celebrated political cartoonists Steve Bell and Patrick Oliphant.

1:30pm

LECTURE: October 23, at 5:30pm
Twenty-first Lewis Walpole Library Lecture
Steve Bell: Offensive Vulgarity in an Age of Enlightenment

Noted Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell proposes to discuss Hogarth's continuing legacy for contemporary graphic satire, and to address the question of just how necessary it still is to offend.

Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall
1080 Chapel Street

Yale University Art Gallery Lobby
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
Lecture New England
October 25 -
26, 2014
Texas Book Festival
The Texas Book Festival is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and takes place in Austin, Texas at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds.

FIRST EDITION LITERARY GALA: October 24, 2014
The 19th Annual First Edition Literary Gala will be held October 24, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel. Proceeds from the Gala provide critical financial support for the Texas Book Festival to carry out its mission and programs.

As free cultural and literary events become increasingly rare, the Texas Book Festival remains committed to providing the annual Festival free of charge for all to enjoy. Financial support from our donors also funds our Reading Rock Stars Literacy program, which provides author visits and book donations to children in low-income schools, and our Texas Library Grants, issued each spring to selected libraries across the state who apply for support.

When you purchase a Gala table, you are not only signing up for a stimulating and unforgettable evening packed with authors, business leaders, dignitaries, and cultural arts supporters, you are helping the TBF make an impact in communities across Texas.

Available 2014 Table Sponsorship Levels

Hard Cover: $5000
Leather Bound: $10,000
Authors’ Circle: $15,000
Gold Leaf: $25,000
Individual tickets: $500

TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL: Oct. 18, 2014
The festival is FREE for all ages and open to the public

St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress Avenue

State Capitol (and surrounding grounds)
Austin, TX
Book Fairs Southwest
October 27, 2014
The 2014 Panizzi Lectures: The Giant Bibles of Twelfth-Century England
A series of three lectures by Christopher de Hamel

The great Latin Bibles, in huge multiple volumes, are by far the largest and most spectacular manuscripts commissioned in England in the 12th century, decorated with magnificent illuminated pictures. The lectures will consider the purpose of such books and why they were suddenly so fashionable and also why they passed out of fashion in England during the second half of the 12th century.

LECTURE 1: The Bury Bible
18.15-19.30

The first lecture will consider the purpose of such books and why they were suddenly so fashionable. It will look principally at the Bible of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, now in the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The manuscript was commissioned in the time of Anselm, abbot of Bury 1121-48. A chronicle of the abbey records that the cost for it was found by Hervey, brother of Talbot the prior, and that the manuscript was incomparably decorated by the hand of Master Hugo. The work is usually dated to around 1130. Hugo is the earliest professional artist in England whose name is known.

This lecture will discuss what we can tell about Hugo and his work, from close examination of the manuscript itself. It will look at the larger questions of where exemplars and materials were found for the Bible, and at the phenomenal expense of such undertakings.

LECTURE 2: The Winchester Bible
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 18.15-19.30

LECTURE 3: The Lambeth Bible
Mon 3 Nov 2014, 18.15-19.30

Free admission to all lectures

Conference Centre
British Library
96 Euston Road
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Lecture International
October 28, 2014
Fall 2014 program for the Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
Traces in the Stacks: 19th-Century Book Use and the Future of Library Collections

Andrew Stauffer, Associate Professor of English and Director of NINES and Book Traces, University of Virginia

6:00pm

Free and open to the public

Room 523 Butler Library
Columbia Morningside campus
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
October 29, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Old Master Through Modern Prints
Sale #2363 - American Art
Prints & Drawings

Consignment deadline: September 5, 2014.

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates
Fri, Oct 24th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Oct 25th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Oct 27th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Oct 28th 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 29, 2014
A Knight's Bookshelf
Nancy Regalado, professor of medieval French literature at New York University, discusses the importance of manuscripts among medieval nobility. These books, with their lavish images, functioned as prestigious commissions, precious material possessions, sources of thrilling entertainment, and vehicles for teaching moral and spiritual values to knights.

Complements the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages.

7:00pm

Free; reservations recommended.

Museum Lecture Hall
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Lecture West
October 30, 2014
The 2014 Panizzi Lectures: The Giant Bibles of Twelfth-Century England
A series of three lectures by Christopher de Hamel

The great Latin Bibles, in huge multiple volumes, are by far the largest and most spectacular manuscripts commissioned in England in the 12th century, decorated with magnificent illuminated pictures. The lectures will consider the purpose of such books and why they were suddenly so fashionable and also why they passed out of fashion in England during the second half of the 12th century.

LECTURE 2: The Winchester Bible
18.15-19.30

The Winchester Bible is still in the cathedral where it was commissioned, doubtless by Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester 1129-71. It too was illuminated by professional painters, who apparently also worked on frescoes in Spain. This year the manuscript is being rebound in preparation for exhibition in New York and eventual installation in a new display gallery in Winchester Cathedral.

The lecture will take advantage of its disbinding to make new observations about its production, and to suggest new dates for the different phases of the work, undertaken in parallel with a second (but lesser) giant Bible from Winchester, now in the Bodleian Library, MS Auct. E. Infra 1 and 2. These two Bibles were constantly changed and upgraded during production, which came to an abrupt end on the death of Henry of Blois on 8 August 1171. They were then taken up again a decade later, the Bodleian Bible was finally completed, and the two sets were corrected against each other. The Winchester volumes, however, were eventually abandoned a second time and were wrapped up still unfinished.

LECTURE 1: The Bury Bible
Mon 27 Oct 2014, 18.15-19.30

LECTURE 3: The Lambeth Bible
Mon 3 Nov 2014, 18.15-19.30

Free admission to all lectures

Conference Centre
British Library
96 Euston Road
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Lecture International