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[BKARTS] Oak Knoll Fest IX is coming this October!



Dear Book Arts members,

The Largest Fine Press Fair in North America
will hold its Ninth Annual Festival
OAK KNOLL FEST IX
on October 5 & 6, 2002!

Forty fine press book traditionalists from Russia, Germany, France, United
Kingdom, Canada and the United States will be exhibiting their crafts at
Oak Knoll Fest IX (an international celebration of the Book Arts) on
Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2002. Set in the historic,
colonial town of Old New Castle, Delaware (on the Delaware River), this
two-day event (which includes speakers on Saturday and Sunday) connects
fine presses and their books with collectors, librarians, and booksellers.

On Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 AM at St. Immanuel Hall, Nicolas and
Frances McDowall (husband and wife) of The Old Stile Press (established in
1979) will be speaking. Nicolas (book designer, sometimes author, and
printer of the company) will be speaking on the subjects of "Why do we
publish the kind of books we do" and 'Where do we get our ideas." Frances
(papermaker, promoter and 'everything else') will offer thoughts on
"Papermaking for printer and printmaker" and "The need to respond promptly
to librarians and collectors as well as pack parcels, keep account records
and travel the world to book fairs!
To find out more about The Old Stile Press, go to http://www.oldstilepress.com.

On Sunday, October 6, 2002 at 10:00 AM at St. Immanuel Hall, Priscilla
Juvelis of Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. (seller of rare and fine books including
first editions, women's authors, and 20th Century Book Arts) will be
speaking on the "Contemporary Book Arts and their Historical Antecedents" -
which will cover the development of the book arts from the beginning
through to the present using examples from various book arts including
designer binding, calligraphy, artist books and private press books. To
find out more about Priscilla Juvelis, Inc., go to http://www.juvelisbooks.com.

Oak Knoll Fest Fine Press Exhibition will have 40 private press printing
masters from Russia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Canada and United
States displaying and selling their fine press books at St. Peter's Hall.

Oak Knoll will also hold its once-a-year, two-day 20% OFF BOOK SALE on all
antiquarian, new books, and Oak Knoll Press published titles in the
bookstore during the fair. (Books have to be bought at the bookstore during
the two-day fest to receive discount.) Oak Knoll Books is one of the
foremost specialists in antiquarian and new books about books, the history
of the book, and the book arts. Oak Knoll Press, a component of Oak Knoll,
is a scholarly publisher of books about books and annually publishes 40
titles in the aforementioned fields.

Join other book lovers, collectors, and renowned private presses in
learning about and preserving interest in the arts of fine printing and
book collecting.

For more details, directions, and travel information about the Fest, please
visit http://www.oakknoll.com.

Hope to see you at the Fest.

Michael Guessford
Publicity & Marketing Director
__________________________________________________________________
Oak Knoll Books (ABAA and ILAB) / Oak Knoll Press / St. Paul's Bibliographies
310 Delaware Street / New Castle DE 19720
Phone (302) 328-7232 / Toll-free 1-800-996-2556 / Fax (302) 328-7274
Email: oakknoll@oakknoll.com / Web: http://www.oakknoll.com

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