Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair Scheduled for Dec. 6-7

Northampton, MA – The Fifth Edition of the Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair is set for Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th at the Northampton Community Arts Trust at 33 Hawley Street in downtown Northampton. The fair will feature used and antiquarian booksellers, book artists, and print & ephemera dealers.

About the venue: The Northampton Community Arts Trust is a recently renovated building that is located within easy walking distance to the many restaurants, shops and galleries in the vibrant downtown area. The Hotel Northampton, a member of the Historic Hotels of America, is an easy ten-minute walk. 

The rehearsal studios, versatile performance spaces, and bright art galleries of the Northampton Community Arts Trust  will house the fifth edition of our popular Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair. For exhibitors and attendees, there are more than 100 free, on-site parking spaces surrounding the 25,000 square foot building, which is just one block off Main Street.  Access to the building, for exhibitors and attendees is excellent.  

While more than half of the exhibition space has been filled, one, two, and three table sales booths are available for rent for this curated book and book arts fair. There are options for shared tables, booths, and larger display areas. Inquiries about space reservations and show details are accepted by email: mdb@northamptonbookfair.com  

The Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair website is www.northamptonbookfair.com

Our exhibitors include some of the finest used and antiquarian booksellers; ephemera, print, autograph, & map dealers; and book artists including hand papermakers, fine letterpress printers, hand bookbinders, book designers, & artists working on paper and other media.  As of September 1st, our exhibitors include:  Peter L. Stern & Co. and Commonwealth Books, of Boston, White Square Fine Books & Art, Adastra Press, Cheloniidae Press and Warwick Press, of Easthampton; Swamp Press of Northfield; Bear Hollow Antiques, Double Elephant Press, Furious Day Press, and Passionato Books of Northampton; Monroe Bridge Books, Shelburne Falls Booksellers, and Wiggins Fine Books, of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Exhibitors from out-of-state include: Yesterday’s Gallery, of East Woodstock, CT; The Country Bookshop, of Plainfield, VT; Bridge Press, of Westmoreland, NH and Richard Mori Books, of Franklin, NH; & Catnap Books, of Cobleskill, NY, Peter Luke Old and Rare Books, of New Baltimore, NY and Wake Robin, of North Russell, NY; and Pied Oxen Printers, of Hopewell, NJ.

This year, the Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair welcomes the support of their new community sponsor: the Northampton Center for the Arts. For more than 30 years, they’ve been producing community arts events in Northampton that have drawn large and diverse audiences. At 33 Hawley Street, the Center for the Arts hosts performances, workshops, family programs, and community events; offers dance, theater, writing, and visual arts classes; and provides rehearsal space for actors, dancers, and musicians. The fair producers look forward to working with the Center for the Arts to make this year’s Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair a success for all involved. As they have for four previous years, the fair’s media sponsor is New England Public Radio, 88.5FM, 640AM, and streaming at www.nepr.org -- their book-loving listeners live and work throughout western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, and southern Vermont.

The Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair is produced by Book Arts Promotion, a collaboration between Mark Brumberg, an independent bookseller from Northampton and Duane A. Stevens, of Wiggins Fine Books from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Book Arts Promotion also produces the annual Berkshire Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair in Great Barrington each summer.  

For more information:  Book Arts Promotions  www.northamptonbookfair.com   www.berkshirebookfair.com
139 Federal Street, Northampton, MA 01062 and 4 High Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
413.588.8011 (Mark) mdb@northamptonbookfair.com / mdb@berkshirebookfair.com    413.320.3701 (Duane)   

 

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