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Friday, June 02, 2006

book arts fair

17 June 2006, 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Free to the Public
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St., Room A
Ottawa, Ontario

Come b(u)y and see

On Saturday, June 17, 2006, the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
will present a Book Arts Fair at Library and Archives Canada, 395
Wellington St., Room A, Ottawa, Ontario.

The fair is open to the public and admission is free.

This unique event will present a wide variety of work, including unique
artist books, letter-pressed broadsides and publications, livres d'artiste,
binding supplies - both for exhibit and for sale. Exhibitors include
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild members, such as book artists
Lise Melhorn-Boe, North Bay, Ontario; Jacques Fournier, Montreal, Quebec;
Norma Frolander , Pembroke Ontario; Peter Sramek, Toronto, Ontario;
bookbinders Terry Rutherford, Port Moody, British Columbia; Janet Jancar,
Ottawa, Ontario; papermaker Audrey Hollinger, Waterloo Ontario; paper
marbler Lucie Lapierre, Chateauguay, Quebec; fine printers: Grace Notes
, Burlington, Ontario; the Ottawa Press Gang: Rick Coxford, Holly Dean
and Larry Thompson, Susan Globensky, April Flanders, Roberta Huebener,
Britt Quinlan and Grant Wilkins. As well, Firefly author and artist George
A. Walker
will be at the Fair, showing new work and signing his book The
Woodcut Artist's Handbook

Library and Archives Canada will exhibit a sampling of its collection of
fine press books and livres d'artiste during the CBBAG Book Arts Fair. This
exhibition, located in the lobby of Library and Archives Canada, will
include a selection of recent acquisitions by book artists and fine presses
from across the country. In addition, the exhibition will feature CBBAG's
newest collective work, A Book Arts Mosaic.

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild is a not-for-profit,
charitable, volunteer-run organization which organizes exhibitions,
workshops, a bindery and open studio, public lectures, a quarterly
newsletter, a biennial suppliers list, an audio-visual lending library, and
many other activities. Visit the CBBAG website at for further
details or email the Guild at

For more information contact:
Randall Ware,
Public Programs Officer
Library and Archives Canada
Telephone: (613) 992-0057


Blogger Amanda Earl said...

And then there's the small press book fair on the same day from 11am to 5pm at the Jack Purcell Community Centre.

Friday, June 02, 2006 6:23:00 PM  
Blogger John MacDonald said...

yes ma'am. can't forget that. will post more info on that later.

Friday, June 02, 2006 6:53:00 PM  

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