Big Changes at the 19th New York Book Show
Many committees are involved in putting together the New York Book Show, making it the largest group within the Bookbinders' Guild of New York. Aside from submissions and judging, other committees under the Book Show umbrella are catalog, graphics, fund raising/PR, and the event committee, which this year had the added task of setting up the show in a new venue for the first time in its 19-year history.
In the end, despite the onslaught of winter, the annual celebration of the book was a warm and wonderful affair. As the more than 600 attendees can attest, there is still a craft to making a good book, and it was clearly in evidence on March 8. Work has already begun on the 20th Annual Book Show, which is tentatively scheduled for March 21, 2006.
Steve Bedney is a New York-based sales rep for Ecological Fibers. He is also the current Ex Officio of the Bookbinders' Guild, as well as the Guild's program committee co-chair, education committee co-chair, and staff photographer.