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Small Press Center Book Fair: 1999

Contact: Karin Taylor, 212/764-7021


What:  1999 Annual Small Press Center Book Fair.  Celebrate Small Press Month
at the Small Press Center.  The general public is invited to join independent
publishers, writers, editors, and fellow bookpeople at the annual Small Press
Book Fair, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, in the heart of literary
New York.

When:  Sat March 27th and Sunday, March 28th, 1999

Where:  The Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues.  Convenient to all transportation.)

For Info:  Karin Taylor, Exec. Dir, Small Press Center.  (212) 764-7021 (tel);
(212) 354-5365 (Fax);  smallpress@xxxxxxx (e-mail.) or visit

Cost:  Free to the public

During the fair, there will be:

?over 200 small presses taking part, ?paper-making and printing
demonstrations, ?readings, .?publishing resource center,  ?ultra short run
publishing demonstration, ?the Publishers' Business Breakfast, ?the Readers &
Writers Cafe and ?other special events.

Author of the Year:  Each year, an accomplished author, who started their
writing career through small presses, is chosen to represent the spirit of
small publishing. Louisa May Alcott has been selected as the Small Press
Center's Author of the Year for 1999. Alcott was heavily involved with small
presses until the breakthrough of her masterpiece, Little Women. There will be
an exhibit at the Fair on the life and works of Louisa May Alcott. In honor of
Louisa May Alcott there will be a special focus on New England small presses
during the Fair.

Exhibtors/Vendors/Sponsors:  If you'd like to exhibit, sponsor, support or
have your company's literature displayed at the Fair, contact:  Karin Taylor,
Exec. Dir., Small Press Center, 212/764-7021

THE SMALL PRESS CENTER.  At the center of the small press movement since its
founding in 1984 by Whitney North Seymour, Jr., the Small Press Center is
located in a literary landmark building at 20 West 44th Street, in the shadow
of The New Yorker  and Algonquin Hotel.  For over fourteen years, the Small
Press Center has served as a resource for independent publishers, writers and
other creators, encouraging excellence in publishing. The Center offers
educational programs, sponsors the annual Small Press Book Fair, and maintains
a reference library at its mid-Manhattan location.  The Center is co-founder,
with the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), of Small Press Month (March
1999.)  A non-profit  501 (c) (3) organization, the Center is an educational
program of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesman of the City of New

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