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Celebrating Letterpress Day at FAU’s Jaffe Center for Book Arts

If you like crafts and technology and the tactile and sensual experience of reading printed books, then you would really appreciate creating printed art pieces with a hand-operated letterpress. I got that chance at the print studio at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts (JCBA) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. The […]

Vintage Children’s Books 1-Day Sale Mystic Library

An opportunity to buy vintage Little Big Children’s books and other antique and vintage adult and children’s books is coming up Sept. 29, 2012, in Mystic, CT, with a special one-day sale by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library. The sale includes ephemera such as postcards, along with collectible editions signed by authors, […]

Workman Publishing Safari Book Embeds Movies into Print Book

Workman Publishing has published a form of the printed book using lenticular printing and optical technology.  Workman’s  “Safari, A Photicular Book” by Dan Kainen with text by Carol Kaufmann, contains eight movies capturing different aspects of the African safari experience. Workman used “an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery” to produce images like a 3-D movie […]

The Gentle Start of a Book Collecting Obsession

A tweet from Jonathan Kearns at BiblioDeviant  led to a blog on “Collecting Golf Books” and a post on the obsession of a book collector. It resonates with anyone who has ever reflected on how gentle was the lure that pulled them into the depths of obsession. The writer departs from the blog’s usual focus […]

Edward Gorey Deranged Cousins 1971 ed Up for Bid

If you’re an Edward Gorey fan, take note. On Sept. 9, 2012 Gorey’s THE DERANGED COUSINS 1971 Limited Edition Fantod Press goes on auction. Online bidding available. Auction suggested bid listed at $110. Here are the details from the National Book Auctions, AuctionZip website: Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this […]

Publishers Report Print Book Sales on the Rise

Publishing Statistics – eBook Sales’ Rise Benefits Print Book Sales (via ePublish a Book)   According to a report published by the American Association of Publishers , the exponential rise in ebook sales in the last few years did not harm print book sales, on the contrary. The print book sales are also on the increase, albeit […]

Micro-Libraries The Book Booth

Micro-Libraries – The Book Both or Phone Booth Libraries (via ePublish a Book) Micro-Libraries – The Book Booth or Phone Booth Libraries   As both books and phones are turning mobile, print books and phone booth are joined in an unexpected fashion. From Phone Booth to Book Booth, the readcycling movement is spreading, and that […]

Book as Interface – Electronic Paper Book

An experimental  electronic paper book that is interactive when connected to a computer has been featured on Creative Applications Network. Created by Waldek Węgrzyn at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, the “Electrolibrary” project transforms a custom paper book into an interface. You can read the book like an ordinary printed book, according to […]

Letterpress Appreciation Day Sept. 18

If you are passionate about printing , don’t miss this once-a-year chance to operate an historic handpress and print a poster to take home with you. The  Jaffe Center for Book Arts (JCBA) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Libraries in Boca Raton, Florida, is holding an open house in honor of Letterpress Appreciation Day, on […]

H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Aug. 20, 1890

A Happy Birthday toast to H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15 1937), who is revered as a 20th century master of horror, fantasy, weird tales, and science fiction. According to Wikipedia, Stephen King called Lovecraft “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale” and Joyce Carol Oates declared that Lovecraft exerted […]