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Library of Congress
Rosenwald Room, LJ 205, Jefferson Building
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3:00pm
Structural Books and the Ethiopian Stitch with Daniel Essig

Essig will discuss creating wood-covered art books and book-based sculptures. Using a fourth-century binding known as Ethiopian-style Coptic, he creates mixed-media book structures that incorporate unusually woods, handmade paper, found objects, fossils, and mica.

Free and open to the public.

 Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street | New York, NY
Ground floor gallery
Through Saturday, April 25, 2015
Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze

Aldus Manutius (1455-1515) was the greatest scholar-printer of the Italian Renaissance. Active in Venice from 1494 through his death in 1515, Aldus was the first to print the canon of Greek classics, the first to print in italic type, and the first to publish books in a portable format, thereby making great literature available to a mass audience for the first time in history. In commemoration of the quincentennial of his death, “Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze” explores each of these “firsts,” and considers the enduring influence of Aldus Manutius on the way in which we capture, preserve and transmit knowledge to this day. The exhibition consists of more than 130 books published by the Aldine Press, mostly from private collections and not previously exhibited. The curators are G. Scott Clemons, a private collector of the Aldine Press and current President of the Grolier Club, and H. George Fletcher, former curator of rare books at the Morgan Library, and New York Public Library.

In the 2nd floor gallery from March 26 – May 23 “At Home With Victorian Authors and Artists: William and Helen Allingham.” From the collections of Grolier Club members.

Free and open to the public.

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair
Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 8am – 4pm
St. Vincent Ferrer parochial school on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street

The Fine Press Book Association in collaboration with the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show is pleased to announce the second annual Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 8am to 4pm.

This is an addition to the Vintage Book Fair, known colloquially as the “Shadow Fair.” It is a less-formal, less-expensive fair held during the same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. This year, for the first time, it will be located right around the corner from the main fair at the Park Avenue Armory. However, it will take place only one day: Saturday, April 11.

Participants include: Ana Cordeiro, New York, NY; ; Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY; Bridge Press, Westminster, VA ; Busy Working Lady Press, Washington, DC; Caliban Press, Canton NY ; CraftPressChile, Washington, DC ; Harsimus Press, Jersey City, NJ; Incline Press, Oldham, UK; Intima Press, New York, NY ; Lead Graffiti, Newark, DE ; Leopard Studio Editions, Rochester, NY ; Leslie Gerry, Gloucestershire, UK ; Memory Press, Plainsboro, NY ; Midnight Paper Sales, Stockholm, WI ; M.K. Publishers, St Petersburg, Russia ; Mixolydian Editions, Petaluma, CA ; Nancy Loeber, Brooklyn, NY; Ninja Press, Sherman Oaks, CA ; Peter Koch, Printers, Berkeley, CA ; Pied Oxen Printers, Hopewell, New Jersey ; Robin Price Publisher, Middletown, CT ; Russell Maret, New York, NY ; Sarah Nicholls, Brooklyn, NY ; Sherwin Beach Press, Chicago, IL ; Solmentes Press, Decorah, IA ; Strike Three Press, Brooklyn, NY ; Swamp Press, Northfield, MA ; Tideline Press, West Sayville, NY ; Two Ponds Press, Camden, ME ; walking bird press, Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada..

A Baltimore day at the Kelmscott Book Shop
Saturday, July 11, 2015 to the Kelmscott Book Shop
Time and details to be set later

Lunch and a visit to see the artist book collection of Betty and Edgar Sweren in Timonium..

Annual APHA Chesapeake Chapter Wayzgoose
Tentatively Saturday, October 31, 2015
Date, place and time to be set later

Annual business meeting and gathering for a day of covered in the honey of printing..

National Museum of American History’s facility in suburban Maryland
Thursday, November 5
Time & details to be set later

General focus is to learn about the collection of patent models of presses. Should be a chance to see some really interesting moments in the history of American printing.