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In a week, the ABECEDARIUM, the Guild of Book Workers' exhibition will be
closing at the Bienes Center for Literary Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
It will open at it's next destination, the Newberry Library in Chicago for
an abbreviated stay on March 13. This exhibition is well worth seeing and
belongs on every calendar of events for the book arts.

ABECEDARIUM is an excellent representation of contemporary work in binding,
letterpress printing, calligraphy, illustration and artists’ books.
ABECEDARIUM features the collaborative work with binders and calligraphers,
binders and printers, binders and illustrators, as well a numerous other
combinations. With 40 participants from 17 states and Canada, this
exhibition features 38 books and one wall mounted piece.


Bienes Center for the Literary Arts; Broward County Library, Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida
January 11, 1999 - February 20, 1999

The Newberry Library; Chicago, Illinois
March 13, l999 - April 17, 1999

Ohio University Library; Athens, Ohio
June 7, 1999 - August 14, 1999

Vida Ellison Gallery; Denver Public Library; Denver, Colorado
September 6, 1999 - October 17, 1999

Denison Library; Scripps College; Claremont, California
November 3, 1999 - December 17, 1999

Online host site: The Guild of Book Workers’ Homepage
< http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw >

An innovative and exciting catalogue in keeping with the ABC has been
published to accompany the exhibition. Costs for this full color catalog
are $20.00 + $3.00 s/h for the first 4 copies and $4.00 for orders of 5 or
more. Overseas shipping charges will be pro-rated. An online order form is
available at the Guild’s web site at <
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw >. For more information please
contact Barbara Lazarus Metz, Exhibitions Chair, at the address below or email

The exhibition was organized by Barbara Lazarus Metz, Exhibitions Chair,
catalog design by William Drendel.

Peter D. Verheyen
Publicity Chair
The Guild of Book Workers

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