October 2014 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Oak Knoll Fest This Weekend

dsc_0034.jpgComing up this very weekend is Oak Knoll Fest XVIII. This three-day gathering of book artists, collectors, librarians, and booksellers in New Castle, Delaware, occurs every other year. Kicking off events is a Friday symposium on "Craftsman to Collector: Selling and Buying the Fine Press Book" featuring John Randle of the Whittington Press; Russell Maret, type designer and printer; Simon Lawrence of the Fleece Press; Tim Murray, head of special collections at the University of Delaware Library; Vicky and Bill Stewart of Vamp and Tramp Booksellers; and Ian Kahn of Lux Mentis Booksellers.

A book fair follows on Saturday and Sunday. More than in forty printers and book artists will exhibit their work, including our esteemed book art columnist, Richard Minsky. Oak Knoll founder Bob Fleck will also treat this year's attendees to a talk on Sunday, "38 Years and Counting: A Life in Bookselling, Publishing, and Bibliomania."

A full schedule of events is available, and p.s., there is also a 20% off everything sale at Oak Knoll Books & Press all weekend!

Image: From the 2012 Oak Knoll Fest XVII, via the Oak Knoll Blog.