October 3-5, 2014
New Castle, DE

Craftsman to Collector: Selling and Buying the Fine Press Book

Friday, October 3, 2014 10 am-3 pm
Immanuel Parish Hall


To kick things off on Friday, we will have an educational symposium, free of charge and open to librarians, private press printers, and any other interested parties. Led by panelists from a variety of backgrounds, the symposium will be part presentation and part discussion.

This year's theme is "Craftsman to Collector: Selling and Buying the Fine Press Book," and will focus on the various ways that fine press printers share their books with the world, including book fairs (like our own!), print advertising, personal visits, selling online, and selling through booksellers.

Speakers will include John Randle of the Whittington Press; Russell Maret, type designer and printer; Simon Lawrence of the Fleece Press; Tim Murray, head of special collections at the University of Delaware Library; Vicky and Bill Stewart of Vamp and Tramp Booksellers; and Ian Kahn of Lux Mentis Booksellers.

The symposium is free, but limited to 75 attendees. Registration is now closed. Email bailey@oakknoll.com to be added to the wait list.

Immanuel Parish Hall


10:00-10:15 am Introduction Bob Fleck
10:15-10:45 am Book Fairs and Events John Randle, Russell Maret
10:45-11:15 am Websites Ian Kahn, Rob Fleck
11:15 -11:45 am Email campaigns Rob Fleck, Tim Murray
11:45 am -12:15 pm Social media Ian Kahn, Russell Maret
12:15-1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:00 pm Print advertising Simon Lawrence, John Randle
2:00-2:30 pm Physical trips Tim Murray, Vicky and Bill Stewart
2:30-3:00 pm Booksellers Simon Lawrence, Vicky and Bill Stewart




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