Bookbuilders of Boston Hosts 48th Annual New England Book Show
Bookbuilders of Boston—a 68-year-old nonprofit membership organization serving book publishers, designers, prepress, paper, printing and binding professionals—unveiled the winners of its 48th annual New England Book Show at a festive dinner on March 30. More than 300 members of the New England book community came to admire the winners and celebrate with colleagues at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the books voted "best in show" by those in attendance. This year's winners were:
• Best Book: "Dragonology," Candlewick Press
• Best Cover/Jacket: "Prentice Hall Science Explorer" series
• Best Multimedia: "Reading Power Works" Powerpack, Sundance Publishers
• Best in Show: "Dragonology," Candlewick Press.
The New England Book Show is an annual, juried show that recognizes the year's most outstanding work by New England publishers, printers and graphic designers. Winning books are selected for design, and quality of materials and workmanship. Books and covers are judged in categories that include el-hi, college, trade, juvenile, etc.
The show featured a handsome, case-bound catalog designed by Kelly Bower and Chuti Prasertsith, and manufactured by Quebecor World. The catalog contains photos, specifications and production credits for each winner, and was distributed free to all attendees, thanks to the generosity of member companies and individuals who donated the design, printing, materials and binding.
Bookbuilders of Boston offers a forum for its members to exchange information, learn new technologies and promote improvements in the quality of books.
It sponsors fund-raising events, such as an annual golf tournament, to provide scholarships for students at area colleges and universities who are preparing for careers in publishing and the graphic arts.