Saturday, July 24, 2010

Decatur Book Festival * September 3-5, 2010

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book an annual, free book festival that takes place over Labor Day weekend in Decatur, Georgia at several venues located in and around the downtown Decatur Square...Launched in 2006, the festival brings more than 300 authors
to Decatur for the holiday weekend. The authors give readings, talks, and panel discussions. The event is free and open to the public.

One of the most enjoyable activities for festival goers is our ‘Book Market Street Fair’- a gathering of hundreds of publishers large and small, hundreds of local artisans, merchants, and food vendors who set up in tents on the festival grounds. As an exhibitor, your organization will have a chance to reach the tens of thousands of attendees on the Square during the AJC Decatur Book Festival.”


If you would like to sell your work at the festival, please send:
* your work
* a filled-out inventory sheet of items (find this inventory sheet email with attached PDF sent to SEGBW members)
* a $10 check made out to the Guild of Book Workers
* return postage (We recommend pre-paid Priority Mail stamps.)

to our Events Coordinator:
Jessica Peterson
PO BOX 132
Gordo, AL 35466


The check will help us cover the cost of the table at the festival. Any profits made from work you send will be mailed to you, along with any unsold work, after the event. We will handle your items with care, and do our best to make sure customers do as well. However, due to the nature of such festivals, consider inserting your work into clear bags, or other protective enclosures.

Please use the inventory form sent to you by email. This will help us keep track of your sales. The “item code” should be your initials, followed by a number. For example, Jane Doe’s first item would be JD1, and its description might be “blue paste paper case binding.” Her next item would be JD2, etc.

Questions? Email Want to join us at the festival? Great! Email us and we will let you know how to get there, and where we’ll be.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

October 14-16, 2010
Radisson Suites Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

Online Registration is now open!

The Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is the annual Guild of Book Workers conference. Held annually at a different location in the country, participants attend presentations by leading experts in the fields related to the book and paper arts. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the event. Seminar presentations are videotaped and made available to members. The Guilds Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the seminar.

Registration is limited to 140 people. Deadline to register is September 14, 2010.

For information on this year's events including presentations, tours, vendor room and banquet, visit the Standards of Excellence Seminar page of the Guild's website.