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Monday, October 24, 2011

Pop-up success!

Books by the Banks on Saturday, October 22 was a big success for CBAS again this year.  Even before the event officially opened, folks started arriving eager to learn how to make their own simple pop-up book.  It was fun to watch the parents, most of whom seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as their children.  We gave everyone a number of options for pop-up figures: Halloween related and general, and just about every possible combination was chosen.  After gluing in their pop-ups, kids moved on to the embellishment stage, where vigorous rubber stamping, stickers and some pretty imaginative marker work were all taken very seriously.  It was great to watch the expressions on the children's faces when they first opened their books and ta-dah, a bat or a pumpkin popped out.  By the end of the day, almost 175 books were made and we hope, some future book artists inspired.  One young man of about 8 who added a dialogue balloon for the hand-drawn ghost on his book cover looked up and said very solemnly, "I like to put a lot of detail into my work."

Thanks to Cecie, Diane, Jack, Janice, Jeanne, Nancy D, Nancy H, Robin,Trish and Veronica, our great crew of volunteers.  And special thanks to Jo for a lot of behind-the-scenes planning, and to Volunteer Coordinator Linda for organizing the schedule.  If you missed it, look for Books by the Banks around the same time next year.  If you love books and reading, it's an event you shouldn't miss.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Books by the Banks

This Saturday, October 22nd, CBAS will once again be at Books by the Banks helping kids, adults and families make fun and simple books. This year Janice (CBAS board member) has designed a delightful pop-up with a Halloween theme or you can make a pop-up that has a theme of your own choosing. Along with the CBAS booth, there are many activities for adults and kids, from lectures to make and take projects. Best of all there will be lots of wonderful authors on hand for the public to meet and who will sign those treasured books that people bring with them (or buy!)

Books by the Banks takes place at the Duke Convention Center, 
525 Elm Street, Cincinnati - October 22nd from 10am to 4pm.

For more information and to see the whole roster of events and authors visit the link below.
 Please come see us (CBAS) when you are there!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Renowned book conservator talk at UC

UC Libraries Present Talk from Renowned Book Conservator William Minter

 This announcement was sent to the CBAS email and I thought it would be a fascinating lecture for all you bookies and paper people! Follow the link for a more detailed description.

 Join UC Libraries at a talk by renowned book conservator William Minter who will display and discuss the conservation treatment he did to the historic Martyrs Mirror. Scheduled for Friday, October 28th from 1:30-3:00pm in 814 Blegen, the talk is free and open to the public. A Q&A will follow and refreshments will be served.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Small Press Fair in Cincinnati (who needs New York!)

Just found out about this from CBAS Member  Kate Kern's  Facebook page:

About CSPF

The Cincinnati Small Press Festival is a two-day event centered around a celebration of printing and the printed word, hosted by The Mockbee.  The Mockbee is located in Cincinnati's historic Mohawk neighborhood, adjacent to the Brighton Arts District, at 2260 Central Parkway.

The first day will consist of an evening-long event, PlexArt / TextArt, showcasing print-, word-, and book-related art, textural performance and reading, followed by a dance party.  The second day will be the Cincinnati Small Press Fair, where local, regional, and national small presses, DIY artists, indie authors & musicians, book artists, printers, other word-based artists and more will gather together to show their works, sell small press-related products, and share information and ideas related to printing and the printed word.

The 2011 Festival will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at The Mockbee.  PlexArt TextArt gallery hours will start upstairs in the main tunnels at 7 p.m. on Friday; readings and performances will begin downstairs at 8 p.m.; and the dance party will run in the main bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Door will be $5 to the public, while admission is included for festival participants.  The Cincinnati Small Press Fair will take place on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and is FREE and open to the public!