The 1940 voyage to the Sea of Cortez (now the Gulf of California) undertaken by novelist John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts has long stirred our imaginations. Only the year before, Steinbeck had published The Grapes of Wrath, while Ricketts had issued Between Pacific Tides, an ecological study. The two were great friends, and their plan to sail the Western

Arts funding in the UK has had a torrid time over the last decade and the coronavirus-related lockdowns (the second came into force earlier this month) are driving many organizations to the point of collapse. Among those aiming to safeguard its future is London's St. Bride Library (which we featured back in summer 2017 in A.N. Devers' "

Rare Book School has just released a 15-minute documentary called Presswork, a remarkable production that explains one of their latest projects: commissioning two eighteenth-century facsimile printing presses.

With beautiful imagery and clear, interesting interviews with those involved, the mini doc gives a brief introduction to

It’s the time of year when organizations start asking for donations, and here’s one that ought to pique the interest of you bibliophiles out there: the nonprofit TYPA studio of Estonia is looking for boosters for its letterpress edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.

Formerly known as the Estonian Print

Biennially, the Codex Book Fair in California celebrates and exhibits the work of book artists. This year's fair, Codex VII, runs from February 3-6 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. The primary exhibition this year is CODEXNordica, curated by Imi Maufe and Codex

Northampton, Massachusetts - The region’s leading used & antiquarian booksellers and fine letterpress printers, book binders, paper makers, and artist book makers will be showcased at the fourth edition of Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair on Friday, November 30, 2018, 5 to 9 pm and Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm at the Smith College Campus Center.

In addition to an

Minnesota Center for Book Arts announces 2015 Winter Book From the Center: On Community and the Practice of Making, featuring writing from members of MCBA’s artist community.

Publication Party: Saturday, December 12, 2015; 6-9pm

mnbookarts.org/winterbook      

Please join the board and staff of MCBA in celebrating the

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A young printmaker in the RAD workshop

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