Paper Potluck

Saturday December 20, 2008
10am to 4pm
Newton, MA 

New England Chapter members,
Join us for a glimpse of Sid Berger’s spectacular decorated paper collection. Sid and his wife Michele Cloonan have been building their treasury for decades— a day will hardly be enough to absorb it all.  The collection includes a sample dating from 740 from Japan, proto-papers such as papyrus and parchment, a prodigious assortment of marbled papers, including Japanese marbling antecedent to Western marbling, and much more.  He also has a library of approximately 2,500 books on the subject.  This event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the holidays and catch up with fellow New England Chapter members.  A light brunch will be served, and we will be have a potluck lunch.

This event will be limited to 20 people- be sure to register soon as spots will fill up quickly.  New England Chapter members will have priority in reservations.  Directions will be sent directly to registrants. 

RSVP to our Events Coordinator, Christina Amato:

Inspired Design

Inspired Design: The Mentoring Stamp
August 10 through December 20, 2008

Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library
Smith College
Northampton, MA

EXHIBIT CLOSES DECEMBER 20, 2008.  Last chance to see the set book exhibition based on Lance Hidy’s Designing the Mentoring Stamp, published by Kat Ran Press and bound by members of the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. Complemented by an exhibition of designs and progressive proofs of stamps by Lance Hidy.

The show was curated by Barbara B. Blumenthal and Barbara Adams Hebard, and has been well received by all.  Articles on the exhibit have appeared in a number of publications helping the work to reach a very wide audience.  Several books from the show have sold, adding yet another measure of a successful exhibit. 


A beautiful catalog is available from Smith College’s Mortimer Rare Book Room.
Please contact:
Barbara Blumenthal

For more information see