August 2017 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Miniature Book Society Conclave (& Book Fair) This Weekend

IY915-164.jpgThe Miniature Book Society (MBS) Grand Conclave pops up in a different city every year. This year, its 35th, finds familiar book fair ground: Oakland, California. From Friday, August 11, through Monday, August 14, bibliophiles with a penchant for tiny tomes will congregate at the Oakland Marriott City Center for meetings, workshops, book swaps, and a book fair (open to the public on Sunday from 11-4). John Howell for Books will be bringing between 300 and 400 miniature books to the fair, including a limited edition 3-volume boxed set of Charles Dickens miniatures from Black Cat Press (pictured here at left).

Jill Timm of Mystical Places Press will present her limited edition "Color Craze" miniature flag book and "Color Accord" miniature accordion folded book (pictured below). With a nod to the adult coloring book fad, each book contains actual hand-colored pages.    

caspreadwc2.jpgOn Saturday, from 2-4 p.m., PBA Galleries will host a special reception and preview for Conclave attendees of its upcoming August 24 auction of "Miniature Books: The Library of a Gentleman Collector."  

Images courtesy of Jill Timm and John Howell for Books