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October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019 2019 Los Angeles Printers Fair

FEATURED ARTIST: JESSICA SPRING of Springtide Press in Tacoma, WA

Since her beginnings in the famed Printers Row in Chicago in the 1980’s, Jessica has established a national reputation as an innovative creative force in letterpress printing. Using vintage metal and wood type with antique borders and images, and printed on presses over 100 years old, Jessica’s portfolio is full of color and energy. Ranging from artist’s books, broadsides and ephemera, Jessica’s work can be found in collections and institutions around the country. Most recently she invented Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves, and angles. She also collaboratives with illustrator Chandler O’Leary on the Dead Feminist broadside series and is co-author of  “THE DEAD FEMINISTS: Historic Heroines in Living Color”. This limited-edition letterpress broadside series and book features quotes by 28 historical feminists, tied to current political and social issues, each printed from hand-drawn letters and type.

Jessica Spring will be exhibiting her broadsides and books during the LA Printers Fair as well as giving an Artist’s Lecture for the public on Saturday evening, October 19th.


Featuring the newly-acquired rare type and printing blocks from Earl Hays Press in Sunland, the leading producer of “fakes” and “inserts” for Hollywood film and television shows for 100 years. Everything from the old newspapers seen in every Western movie or in The Godfather movies, to Astronaut Jack Nicolson on a fake Time Magazine cover, even the printing plates used to make the police decals on Beverly Hills 90210; all of these are the creative work of the iconic Hollywood printing shop known as Earl Hays Press. Over the years, the Printing Museum has worked with Earl Hays Press renting the actual working antique presses used in the films while EHP created the inserts. Now this historic visual archive of Earl Hays Press, synonymous with Hollywood and Los Angeles, will be housed and on view for the public at the Museum.

Activities running throughout the day:

10am - 4pm

Admission $10
Kids 12 & under $5

The International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.

Carson, CA

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Book Fairs West
October 22, 2019 Heritage Auctions - Dallas

Prints & Multiples
Sale #5419

Bidding Begins Approx. October 1st

Full Preview
October 19th - 21st

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
Design District Showroom
1518 Slocum Street

Dallas, TX

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Auctions Southwest
October 23, 2019 Heritage Auctions - Dallas

Historical Manuscripts
Sale #6216

Bidding Begins Approx. October 4th

Full Preview:
Tue, October 22nd

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor

Dallas, TX

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Auctions Southwest
October 26, 2019 Sagen & Delas: Art & Rare Book Auctions

The Finn Wilhelmsen Collection

Finn Wilhelmsen (1939 – 2013) residing at Husøy outside of Tønsberg, was a passionate collector within many fields. His extensive library is an example of great personality and enthusiasm. The contents and background history of a book was for Mr. Wilhelmsen often just as important as the technical condition, this not meaning that there are not bibliophile and precious objects in the collection.

His field of special interest was books and prints within the history of cartography from the 15th on to the 19th century, the collection represented by a large number of atlases. The collection also includes several beautiful Bibles.

Sagen & Delas: Art & Rare Book Auctions
Bygdøy Allé 67

Oslo, Norway

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Auctions International
November 16, 2019 Boston Book Print & Ephemera Show

This event showcases product from Book industry. manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, and a plethora of other literary ephemera. Fine and decorative prints. 

8:00am - 4:00pm 

Back Bay Events Center 
180 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA

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Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic