Bird books are being bound, new pamphlets are in the making, and the snow is melting, leaving lovely little piles of formerly frozen trash everywhere. I can run without breaking something. Things are looking up.
Exciting events are in the making. Here’s the spine of one of the books I’ll be taking with me to the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair. Isn’t it straight? On April 11th the Field Guide to Extinct Birds will be making its public debut; I have not yet reached the panic stage. The fair will be held here: St. Vincent Ferrer parochial school on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street, from 8am to 4pm on Saturday, April 11. I’ll be there alongside friends like Barbara Henry, Nancy Loeber, Ana Cordeiro, and many others.
I’ve been binding in the generous studios of Small Editions, right on the waterfront. You should visit them when you have a moment, I think it will be lovely there this spring. Corina Reynolds and Kimberly McClure make wonderful books for artists and have a small gallery in their studio.
I’ve been looking forward to the Brooklyn Zine Fest this year; Saturday, April 25th & Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights. I’ll be there Saturday only, with pamphlets in hand. The zine fest-ers have also organized a zine library at the Brooklyn Museum this year; come browse the pop-up zine library in the entrance pavilion at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, March 26th from 7pm to 9:30pm. The library is happening in conjunction with the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time, and is part of their one-night Art off the Wall party, featuring a DJ, bar, extended gallery hours, and other special events. Chitra did some fantastic Hindu mythological-comic book-type zines at one point, just before she was a resident at ye-olde Center for Book Arts.
AND the new pamphlets are officially on press. More information soon. Now go outside!