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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 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.”

Educational Programs International
August 08 -
September 13, 2014
WordFest at The Mount 2014
Welcome to WordFest 2014! Since 2010, The Mount has hosted a literary festival to celebrate books, writers, and ideas.

Events will include:

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Andre Dubus III
Friday, August 8, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 8 program will feature Andre Dubus III, author of six books, including House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days and his memoir, Townie.

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Joanna Rakoff
Friday, August 15, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 15 program will feature Joanna Rakoff, author of the novel The Fortunate Age and the soon-to-be-released memoir My Salinger Year.

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Scott Stossel
Friday, August 22, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 22 program will feature Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine and the author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind and Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver.

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Jennifer Finney Boylan
Friday, August 22, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 29 program will feature Jennifer Finney Boylan, a widely praised author and professor. Her 13 books include three novels, a collection of short stories, three memoirs, and six young adult books. Her most recent book, Stuck in the Middle With You: Parenthood in Three Genders, is a memoir about the differences between fatherhood and motherhood.

Coming Alive: Storytelling on Stage
Friday, September 5, 8 pm (Doors open at 7)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

As part of WordFest and in partnership with massmouth, inc., The Mount presents riveting narrative in its oldest, most intimate and revealing form: the human voice.

Poetry on the Terrace
Thursday, September 11, 5:30 pm/Free admission

On The Mount’s beautiful Terrace, six richly talented poets will read from their published and current works. The readings will be free, and the café will be open for drinks and light fare.

The Amy Clampitt Memorial Reading with Sharon Olds
Friday, September 12, 7 pm/Free admission

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds will read from her selected works. Followed by a book signing, the reading will be free and open to the public. This reading and other WordFest events are made possible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Poetry Workshop for High School Students
Saturday, September 13, 10 am – 12 pm/Free

The Mount welcomes high school students to a two-hour workshop to hone their poetry writing skills. Participants are invited to bring poetry in progress to be shared in a supportive, encouraging environment. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email Kelsey Mullen or call 413-551-5110. This workshop and other WordFest events are made possible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

The Mount
2 Plunkett Street – Box 974

Lenox, MA
Educational Programs New England
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.


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 04, 2014
Bowdoin Museum of Art Free Screening of Herb & Dorothy 50X50
Following the film, famed art collector Dorothy Vogel, featured in the film together with her husband Herb, and Megumi Sasaki, producer and director of the film, will engage in a public question and answer discussion. The audience is invited to a reception at the Museum of Art immediately after the screening to meet and speak with Dorothy Vogel and Megumi Sasaki and to view the exhibition of a selection of works given to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art by Herb and Dorothy Vogel.

Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50X50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society. A ‘road movie’ through the art world, the film takes the audience on a journey across the US to eleven recipient museums, from Honolulu to Fargo, meeting curators and visitors, and introduces famous (often controversial) artists, as well as unknown favorites of Herb and Dorothy.

The free screening of Herb & Dorothy 50X50 is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “It’s What You Do With What You View”: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on view through September 14 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The installation celebrates the generous donation of well over 300 works from the celebrated collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel by Dorothy Vogel to the Museum in December 2013. The show reflects the evolving history of minimal, post-minimal, and conceptual art practice, and features the work of numerous iconic artists including Robert Barry, Dan Graham, Edda Renouf, Julian Schnabel, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle, and Dorothy and Herbert Vogel themselves.


A reception follows

The film and reception are open to the public.

Kresge Auditorium
Visual Arts Center
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Educational Programs New England
September 05, 2014
PBA Galleries
Rare Books & Manuscripts
Sale #542


PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
September 06, 2014
42nd Annual Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair

Main Street Armory
900 East Main Street
Rochester, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 10, 2014
Lyon & Turnbull
Rare Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs

Including books from the Scottish National History Library,
and from the library of the Pagan Family


Viewing in Edinburgh:
Sunday, 7th September 12 noon - 4pm
Monday, 8th September 10am - 5pm
Tuesday, 9th September 10am - 5pm
Morning of Sale from 9am

Lyon & Turnbull
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Auctions International
September 11, 2014
PBA Galleries
Fine Literature with the Michael Montfort Collection of Charles Bukowski
Sale #541


PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
September 12 -
13, 2014
Symposium at Yale: "Time and the Book"
On the nightstand, on its deathbed; in AustenLand and on Notre Dame; serially and on cereal boxes: the book is always situated materially within its and others’ times. This year’s symposium examines the intersections of time and the book, exploring the relationships of time and materiality in the life of books as objects. Some themes include: the co-existence of timeframes and time-scales, within the lives and critical lives of the book as object; the circadian and palimpsestic lives of books; their imagined pasts and futures; the differential ageing of materials and material structures within them, and of social structures without; and the changing identities or values of books, or structures or perceptions of books, over time.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 14:30 to Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 17:00

The symposium will begin on Friday at 2:30 with a Biblio-Laboratory, held at the Beinecke Library in rooms 38-39, followed at 4:30 by a keynote lecture and symposium reception on the Beinecke Library mezzanine.

Friday: All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday: Registration will be required, and will open in mid-August.

Biblio-Laboratory September 12, 2:30-4pm, room 38/9

Keynote September 12, 4:30pm, mezzanine: "Time in Place," by Kathryn James, Curator of Early Books & Manuscripts & the Osborn Collection, Beinecke Library

Beinecke Rare Books Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Educational Programs New England
September 13, 2014
2014 Fall Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
There is free parking on site. Food service will also be offered. You will shop 60 exhibitors, representing thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards and ephemeral items. Free Appraisals will be offered.

9:45am - 5pm

Admission $5.00

Scottish Rite Temple
6151 "H" Street
Sacramento, CA
Book Fairs West
September 13 -
14, 2014
Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair
More than 100 dealers from all over the eastern seabord selling their best antiques with an emphasis on mid-century, decorative arts, fine art, jewelry , art deco, folk art, Amercana, arts and crafts, and some of the best book and ephemera dealers in the business presenting vintage and antiquarian books on every subject matter, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, prints, autographs, posters, and so much more.


Weekend Pass - $12

Preview Opening: September 12th 7:30-9:30 to benefit the Brooklyn Public Library - Greenpoint Branch

Fine Books readers can get a free pass to the preview by following this link!

New Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Street (at Noble) Greenpoint
Brooklyn, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 15 -
17, 2014
2014 York Antiquarian Book Seminar
Learn about the antiquarian book trade from some of the best booksellers in the country

York Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing, and bookselling in the electronic age.
The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.

The Bar Convent
17 Blosson Street
Educational Programs International
September 16, 2014
Freeman's Auctioneer & Appraisers
Sale #1499


Viewing Information:
Friday, September 12: 10am-5pm
Saturday, September 13: 12-5pm
Monday, September 15, 10am-5pm

Freeman's Auctioneer & Appraisers
1808 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 16, 2014
Doyle New York
"El Morocco" The John Perona Collection
Sale #341

For thirty years until his death in 1961, John Perona lived at the epicenter of international café society. European royalty, Hollywood stars, South American millionaires and prominent figures in society, commerce and the arts all gathered at the undisputed star of New York’s supper clubs – El Morocco. Countless photographs of celebrities and socialites seated on zebra-patterned banquettes beneath tropical palm trees chronicle the Golden Era of New York’s night clubs, and through those images, the legend of El Morocco still lives today.

The landmark auction on September 16 comprises paintings, furniture and decorations from Mr. Perona’s private collection, as well as photographs and memorabilia from El Morocco. Important jewelry, clocks, paintings, books, autographs and Asian art in the collection will be offered in sales throughout the Fall. The collection in its entirety will be exhibited on September 12 through 14.


Friday, September 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Co-hosted with Zachys® Wine Auctions
Rsvp: 212-427-4141, ext 600

Friday, September 12, 10am-5pm
Saturday, September 13, 10am-5pm
Sunday, September 14, Noon-5pm

Doyle New York
Auctioneers & Appraisers
175 East 87th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 18 -
21, 2014
Artelibro Festival Del Libro D’Arte
There is a Artelibro all over again this year. From 18 to 21 September 2014, the Book Festival Arts renews and expands its formula in an even more ambitious Festival of Books and Art History . Preserving what has been achieved in its first ten years, and in continuity with his original vocation, the new festival will address, starting from the books and the teaching of art history, the great theme of the Italian cultural and artistic heritage.

Palazzo di Re Enzo e del Podestà
Bologna, ITALY
Book Fairs International
September 19 -
20, 2014
York National Book Fair
From modest beginning with just 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn in York in 1974, the York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian & out-of-print book fair in the U.K.

Held over two days, over 220 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps & prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. This year we also welcome a number of dealers from overseas.

A new seminar programme supported jointly by both the ABA and the PBFA will be held between 15th-17th September 2014 (to coincide with the York National Book Fair).

The Knavesmire Suite
York Racecourse
Book Fairs International
September 19, 2014
American & European Prints & Photography
Auction 2749B


63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
Auctions New England
September 20, 2014
Boxborough Paper Town
The Original Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show!

12 - 2pm Appraisals by John Bruno, Star of Market Warriors

9am - 3pm

Admission $7
Youth 12 - 21 $3
Under 12 - Free with paid adult

Plenty of free parking and a full service Restaurant for refreshments

Holiday Inn/Grand Ballroom
Parade Room
24 Adams Place (I495, exit 28)
Boxborough, MA
Book Fairs New England
September 21, 2014


Sep, 15-21, 2014
The Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend events are literary themed events taking place in clubs, parks, bookstores, theatres and libraries. The Bookends kick-off a full literary week with film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances.

Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 21, 2014
National Book Auctions
Book, Art and Ephemera Auction – Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc.

This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera and artwork. Highlighted are fine private collections including author-signed modern literature, antique architecture and furnishings, and antique New York State county histories and cartography. The artwork is led by original paintings by, or in the style of, Lyubov Popova and Natalia Goncharova.

Antique and rare books in this catalog feature numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are a Christopher Barker Bible printed in 1599, the 1627 printing of Ambrogio Calepino's "Dictionarium Undecim Linguarum," and the 1753 first edition of Robert Wood's "Ruines de Palmyre Autrement Dite Tedmor au Desert," published in folio format with numerous plates. Other scarce titles include the signed 1928 limited edition of D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover," accompanied by a postcard signed by the author and addressed to his then-mistress, and the 1980 first edition of Schumann's "The Dream Of A Dirty Woman," accompanied by an LP recording of the Bread & Puppet performance.

Several pleasing collections will also be featured. A fine selection of early texts relating to architecture and furnishings includes illustrated examples such as the 1847 printing of Hills and Austin's "Builder's Guide / Villa and School Architecture," the 1769 folio first edition of Revett, Chandler and Pars' "Ionian Antiquities," and Shaw and Meyrick's "Specimens of Ancient Furniture," first published in 1836. Signed modern literature includes works by popular authors such as Ed McBain, Clive Barker, Mickey Spillane, Michael Crichton, Sue Grafton, Harlan Ellison and many others. Part of an estate library that is being offered includes a quantity of 19th century New York State county histories, atlases and wall maps. Another estate library includes a wide array of railroad history titles, along with other steam power-related works and antique photographs of locomotives. Additional collections include antique children's books, Civil War history, Americana, and much more.

Found throughout this catalog are offerings of artwork, ephemera and other collectibles. In addition to the original art pieces is a selection of fine, artist-signed, limited edition lithographs, engravings and prints by celebrated artists such as Douglas Gorsline, Louis Lozowick, Philip Pearlstein, Jack Levine and others. Ephemera lots include antique postcards, magazines, chromolithographs, stamps, travel-related, original antique correspondence, antique photographs, and other genres. The collectibles are led by a coin collection fresh from a local estate.

National Book Auctions
1429 Danby Road (Route 96B)
Ithaca, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 22, 2014
An Imprints and Impressions Series Event

Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books, led by Paul Morman; Galileo, led by Robert Brecha; The Index, led by Una Cadegan; and Thomas Aquinas, led by John Ingles.

11:00am - noon & noon - 1:00pm

Free and open to the public

Kennedy Union Ballroom
Kennedy Union. 2nd Floor
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH
Lecture Midwest
September 22, 2014
Bonhams - San Francisco

Simulcast locations: New York

12 Sep 2014 10:00 - 17:00 EDT
13 Sep 2014 12:00 - 17:00 EDT
14 Sep 2014 12:00 - 17:00 EDT
19 Sep 2014 12:00 - 17:00 PDT
20 Sep 2014 12:00 - 17:00 PDT
21 Sep 2014 12:00 - 17:00 PDT

220 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
September 23, 2014
Fall 2014 program for the Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
Cover Design and the Visual Enactment of Literature

Peter Mendelsund, book designer

Introduced by Ben Marcus, fiction writer and professor, Columbia University School of Arts

Co-sponsored with the Columbia University Creative Writing Department


Free and open to the public

Room 523 Butler Library
Columbia Morningside campus
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
September 23 -
24, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
Sale #2357 - American Art
Prints & Drawings

One auction in two days: this three-part sale starts at 10:30 on Tuesday, September 23 with 19th Century prints in the morning, and 20th-century American works in the afternoon. At 10:30 on Wednesday, September 24, the auction will continue with Modern European prints.


Preview Dates
Thu, Sep 18th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Sep 19th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Sep 20th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Sep 22nd 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 25, 2014
Special Event: Novelist Alix Christie’s "Gutenberg’s Apprentice"
Alix Christie, discussing her roots in letterpress and reading from Gutenberg’s Apprentice.

We are delighted to welcome Alix Christie back to California to celebrate her debut novel, Gutenberg’s Apprentice. Now living in London, the Bay Area native writes on books and the arts for The Economist. Some of us knew Alix as a UC Berkeley journalism student, a reporter and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle and Oakland Tribune, and a fiction writing graduate student at St. Mary’s College.

Alix Christie’s ties to Arion Press’s foundry (M & H Type) go back even further, to a youth imbued with the atmosphere of the Mackenzie & Harris typesetting operation. Alix is the granddaughter of Lester Lloyd, the respected foreman of Mackenzie & Harris in the heyday of hot metal in San Francisco, when everything from Safeway ads to Rolling Stone passed through our shop, and who, in retirement, hand set much of the Arion PressMoby-Dick. He nurtured her love of letterpress printing among the very machines we use today in the Presidio.

Alix drew on her unusual knowledge of typecasting and printing to create a fictional version of the struggles of tcchno-revolutionaries Peter Schoffer and Johann Gutenberg in 15th century Mainz. Alix’s subject is of sudden interest, as today’s readers realize they are living through an equally radical shift as print gives way to electronic reading devices. “Before there was Zuckerberg, there was Gutenberg,” as her publisher puts it. Gutenberg’s Apprentice has received advance praise as "an inspiring tale of ambition, camaraderie, betrayal and cultural transformation," from Booklist and "a bravura debut" from Kirkus Reviews.

On the eve of M&H’s 100th anniversary in 2015, it is fitting to have Alix Christie and other veterans of the Les Lloyd era with us on September 25th.

Reception at 6pm, & program at 7pm

Free admission

Arion Press
1802 Hays Street
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
Lecture West
September 25, 2014
PBA Galleries
Rare Books & Manuscripts
Sale #542

Over 300 lots of rare and valuable literary and visual material in all fields, from early Bibles and religious works to landmarks of science and literary highspots, with finely bound books, illustrated books, travel & exploration, Americana, illuminated manuscripts, color plate books, and much more.


PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
September 26 -
28, 2014
Baltimore Book Festival
The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

Fri & Sat: 12 - 8pm
Sun: noon - 6pm

Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 26 -
28, 2014
Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year, the fair features over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries. Last year’s fair was attended by more than 27,000 people.

This year’s NY Art Book Fair includes an ever-growing variety of exhibitors – from the zinesters in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and the Small Press Dome representing publishing at its most innovative and affordable, to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books and ephemera from art and artist book history. NYABF-classic Friendly Fire focuses on the intersections of art and activism, and with the support of the Norwegian Consulate General in New York, the NYABF and Printed Matter presents NORWAY FOCUS: KUNSTNERBØKER, a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists and independent publishers.

NYABF14 is also host to an array of programming and special events: now in its sixth year, The Classroom is a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions. The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), now in its seventh year, features two full days on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture. The stage at the top of the stairs will have continuous musical performances programmed by Printed Matter, Showpaper, and Know-Wave Radio.

Preview: Thursday, September 25, 6-9pm

The evening will feature a DJ set by JD Samson followed by a live set by Thurston Moore on the steps of PS1.

At 7pm, stop by Printed Matter‘s booth in the lobby of PS1 for a signing of Thurston Moore’s new chapbook of lyrics The Best Day, published by Ecstatic Peace Library, and a launch and signing of Non Stop Poetry, a comprehensive publication chronicling over 145 zines by Mark Gonzales.

Preview Thursday, September 25, 6 - 9pm
Friday, September 26, 12 – 7pm
Saturday, September 27, 11am – 9pm
Sunday, September 28, 11am – 7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY

Long Island City
Queens, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 27 -
28, 2014
Vintage Paper Fair Glendale
Free Admission Both Days
Food Available

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

Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N. Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA
Book Fairs West
September 27 -
28, 2014
Montreal Antiquarian Book Fair
31st edition: Featuring Natural Science Books


10,000 BOOKS FOR EVERY BUDGET $25.00 to $25,000 and +

Sat, 12 - 6pm
Sun, 11am - 5pm

Admission : $6 for the 2 days

Concordia University
Pavillon McConnel
1400 Blvd. de Maisonneuve West
Montreal, CANADA
Book Fairs International
September 27, 2014
A Meet the Author Event
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps

Speaker: Michael Blanding

Michael Blanding is an author and journalist with more than fifteen years of experience writing long-form narrative and investigative journalism and has written for The Nation, The New Republic, Consumers Digest, and The Boston Globe Magazine.

Maps have long exerted a special fascination—as beautiful works of art and as practical navigational tools. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief—until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.


Free and open to the public

Ruggles Hall
The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Lecture Midwest
September 27, 2014
Buzz Spector Gallery Talk
Specializing in contemporary art, Bruno David Gallery has been a leading art gallery since its establishment in 2005. Bruno David represents some of the most innovative artists practicing in St. Louis, along with artists of international reputation.


EXHIBITION: Buzz Spector: New Work
Sept 5th - 11th
Main Gallery & Front Room

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by Buzz Spector, "Selected Poems". Filmed and directed by Kellie Spano

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd (in Grand Center)
Saint Louis, MO
Lecture Midwest
September 28 -
30, 2014
New York Art Book Fair
The NY Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter

PS 1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue (at 46th Avenue)
Long Island City, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 28, 2014
11th Annual Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Festival
A day-long public printmaking showcase presented amid a selection of local food and fine craft vendors. Using a 7-ton 1924 "Buffalo Springfield" steamroller and an unlikely letterpress bed -- Rhode Island Street -- a team of artists and printers print large-scale prints from three-foot-square hand-carved linoleum blocks. Roadworks is a casual, popular tradition in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, that attracts art, printmaking and book art enthusiasts as well as locals and families. Events for children are also scheduled throughout the day. Free tours of the Austin/Burch Gallery, plus free letterpress, bookbinding, and other mini-workshops will be offered at SFCB during the festival.

Seven-Ton 1924 Steamroller Printing
Artists & Print Makers
Print & Bookmaking Demos
Music & Entertainment
Children's Activities
Craft Vendors

11am - 4pm

Rhode Island Street (between 16th & 17th Street)
San Francisco, CA
Educational Programs West
September 29, 2014
A UD Speaker Series Event; An Imprints and Impressions Series Event

A keynote address by acclaimed bibliophile Nicholas Basbanes, whose most recent book made the short list for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, will open the Library's exhibition of highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection, entitled "Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress."

Reception at 7:00pm; address at 7:30pm

Free and open to the public

Kennedy Union Ballroom
Kennedy Union. 2nd Floor
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH
Lecture Midwest
September 29, 2014
Kevin Birmingham: The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise, or purchase in the United States. James Joyce’s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom’s day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as “obscene, lewd, and lascivious.” Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win freedom to publish. The Most Dangerous Book tells the remarkable story of Ulysses, from the first stirrings of Joyce’s inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933.

Literary historian Kevin Birmingham follows Joyce’s years as a young writer, his feverish work on his literary masterpiece, and his ardent love affair with Nora Barnacle, the model for Molly Bloom. Joyce and Nora socialized with literary greats like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot, and Sylvia Beach. Their support helped Joyce fight an array of antivice crusaders while his book was disguised and smuggled, pirated and burned around the world. The long struggle for publication added to the growing pressure of Joyce’s deteriorating eyesight, finances, and home life.

Birmingham’s archival work brings to light new information about both Joyce and the story surrounding Ulysses. Written for ardent Joyceans as well as novices who want to get to the heart of the greatest novel of the twentieth century, The Most Dangerous Book is an empathetic, gripping examination of how the world came to say yes to Ulysses.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Members fee ($10) and Non-members fee ($25)

This event is open to the public.

Reception to follow.

Registration is required.

Both members and the public may register via the Athenæum’s website. You may also register by selecting “Register” under the Events heading or logging in to your My Athenæum Profile by clicking on the profile icon found in the upper right corner of each web page. If you do not yet have a profile select “New User? Create an account” on the profile login page.

10½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA
Lecture New England
September 30 -
November 06, 2014
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
September 30, 2014
Sotheby's - London
Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching
Part 2, D-J

SESSION 1: 30 SEP 2014 | 10:00 AM
SESSION 2: 30 SEP 2014 | 2:00 PM

Over 40 years, Franklin Brooke-Hitching assembled the finest private collection of English language books relating to voyages, exploration and discovery from 16th century to 1930s. Together, they tell the story of mankind’s persistent quest - over half a millennium - to explore and understand the world. Many books are unique or very rare presentation copies from the authors, or in fine bindings, and all are notable for being in the finest condition imaginable. Brooke-Hitching’s library also contains books on science, medicine and natural history; including works on the health of seafarers, astronomy, the calculation of longitude and whaling.

Sotheby’s second sale (featuring authors D-J) will take place on 30 September 2014, with two further sales to be held in spring and autumn 2015.


Thu, 25 Sep 14 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM BST
Fri, 26 Sep 14 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM BST
Sun, 28 Sep 14 | 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM BST
Mon, 29 Sep 14 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM BST

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
Auctions International