Book + Art

News from chapter member Dorothy Simpson Krause:


Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists’ Books
by Dorothy Simpson Krause, has just been published by North Light.

Focusing on content and suggesting simple and elegant ways of
presenting it in book form, it covers:

• An introduction to bookmaking tools and materials
• The basics of selecting paper and other substrates
• Traditional and digital ways to incorporate images and words
• Blank books and altered books
• Handmade book structures including multiple examples of single sheet, glued and sewn books
• Covers
• Alternative presentations including unbound collections, boxes and sculptural forms.

With Examples chosen from more than 50 books produced in the last decade, Projects, Tips and Creative Explorations, Book + Art contains a wealth of information designed to provide inspiration for many bookmaking sessions.

Additional information about the contents and double page spreads from the book can be seen on the Viewpoint Editions website. <>  It will be available at the Monday Editions table at the Hybrid Book Conference in Philadelphia, June 4-6.

On Amazon you can “look inside this book” and order Book + Art for $16.49 but through July 31st Book + Art can be ordered for $15 using the code BOOKART from North Light’s MyCraftivityStore.

You can see more at: <>

Book Arts Market

More on the supply market coming up next Sunday:

We have confirmed more vendors for the event.  The list currently includes:
Jeff Peachey with knives and other tools.
Pergamena with leather and parchment
Chena River Marblers with marbled paper
Keith Uram with wooden bookbinding equipment
Harcourt Bindery with bookbinding supplies and equipment
Valerie Wells with decorated paper
Shanna Leino with more tools

We will have an information table for flyers and brochures regarding New England book arts events, workshops, organizations, etc.  Please feel free to bring items for that table to the event.

The event is open to the public.  Please invite your friends!

Annual Meeting and Shopping

The New England Chapter Annual Meeting will take place on June 7th in conjunction with a stimulus package for our own New England book arts economic community.

Book Arts Supply Market
June 7th, 2009
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Regional suppliers have been invited and will offer items including tools, equipment, decorative paper, parchment and leather.  The event will be open to the public– please invite your friends!

A few examples of the suppliers joining us:  Jeff Peachey will be offering knives and tools, Pergamena will bring parchment and leather, and Chena River Marblers will bring a wide selection of their hand marbled papers.  Other suppliers are being confirmed and a full list will be posted on the blog closer to the event.

New England Chapter GBW members will take a break from the shopping for a brief business meeting at 1:30pm.