FRI > MARCH 31, 5:30 –9 PM
IN THE DAYLIGHT:
SAT > APRIL 1, 12–5 PM
SUN > APRIL 2, 12–5 PM
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00pm
The Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection is comprised of 750 manuscript logbooks describing 1,000 whaling voyages, as well as several thousand printed books on whaling. Special Collections Curator Jordan Goffin welcomes members of the NEGBW to learn about the history and the context of the Collection, and to view and handle volumes that document his quintessential New England industry.
This will be a great opportunity to explore the world’s second largest and a very important collection of whaling logbooks that traveled in the boats that followed the whales all over the world. Topics to be addressed will include bindings and cover materials, both intended and improvised. Also on view will be methods and artifacts of record-keeping while on board the whaling ships, including wood and whalebone stamps carved in the shape of specific whale species (and their flukes) — and used to record sightings and slayings. There will be examples of scrimshaw, harpoons and possibly a narwhal tusk! More details on the Collection are here.
The event is free to New England Chapter Guild of Book Workers Members, but limited to 12 attendees, as space for viewing the collection is restricted. Please sign up by emailing Martha Kearsley at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re planning to travel by commuter rail from Boston, please check the Providence/Stoughton Line Saturday Schedule Commuter trains travel between Boston’s South Station and Providence Station, which is a 10 – 15 minute walk or drive to Providence Public Library.
Members attending should gather in the library lobby at 12:45. Those who arrive earlier are encouraged to visit the library’s current exhibit On the Table.
Join us for our first annual New England Chapter Print and Paper Exchange! Each participant will be asked to create an edition of up to 10 to 12 prints to send to other participating members. In return, you will receive the same number of unique prints from fellow members.
We can’t wait to start sharing and swapping your incredible creations this year – to participate, just sign up using the form below. Please note: you must be a NEGBW member to participate in this exchange.
Deadline for sign-up is FEBRUARY 12, 2017. Your list of recipients and their addresses will be emailed out before the end of February. You are responsible for covering the cost of creating your edition and for postage. We ask that you create something that can be sent successfully through the mail. Your editions should be postmarked no later than March 21, 2017.
–Optional Theme: Spring Equinox, but make anything that moves you
–Any method of creating is welcome! Just remember, you must be able to make an edition of the design.
–Please make sure your mailing address is up to date throughout the exchange so that you will be sure to receive the prints you exchanged for.
–Once you have completed your entry, please send a jpeg of 300dpi+ to email@example.com to be included in an online exhibit to go up on the New England Chapter website.
And remember, please drop your edition off in the mail no later then March 21, 2017.
If the form below does not work for you, sign up for the exchange here.
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New England Chapter Chair
I just want to remind everyone that there is still open seating for the Open House at Rabelais Books. Please read below for more about the event and where to RSVP.
Open House at Rabelais Books
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm
and subsequent opportunities for light refreshment throughout the North Dam Mill and Downtown Biddeford.
See you there!
Volunteers Wanted: Help Girl Scouts Earn Their Book Artist Badge
The New England chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for our Girl Scout event this year. Once again we will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. offering programs for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge while also offering a program for younger scouts.
The events will be held Saturday March 25th at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA. We will run a three-hour program for Cadettes in the morning from 9:00-12:00 and then have a two-hour program for younger girls from 1:00-3:00. You can volunteer for just one program or make a day out of it and do both!
For the Cadettes we will do an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. For the younger girls we will do some similar programming in a shorter time frame with only four rotations.
If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.
You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invites one and all to an
Open House at Rabelais Books
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm
and subsequent opportunities for light refreshment throughout the North Dam Mill and Downtown Biddeford
Please join us for an afternoon of book and culinary history at Rabelais Books. Owner Don Lindgren will discuss his collection and his catalogue of antiquarian cookbooks, and books from related fields. Don will provide examples of books which illustrate various shifts and trends in the display of information, in the use of materials and print technologies, and other unusual physical aspects of the cookbook.
Our visit will include time for questions & answers, and time to browse this phenomenal collection, as well as current titles from the culinary world. Consider it a ripe opportunity to add to your own cookbook collection.
Rabelais is located at the North Dam Mill, Building 18, 2 Main Street, in downtown Biddeford, Maine. By car it will take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes to get there from the Boston area.
Consider taking the Downeaster Amtrak train from Boston; the Saco Station stop is a 5 minute walk from the North Dam Mill Building, and includes a new pedestrian bridge that spans the Saco River. Train leaves Boston 10:20am, arrives Saco 12:25pm Trains returns to Boston from Saco at 3:52pm and 7:17pm [Note: Amtrak is having a $15 one-way fare sale in January.]
Attendance is not limited in number, but please RSVP to email@example.com so that we can know how many to expect. Those who RSVP will be contacted in the interim with information on post-Rabelais social opportunities in the North Dam Mill Building and surrounding area.
Phone: (207) 602-6246
Please join us for the annual McGrath Lecture on Book Arts by publisher, book artist, and printer Robin Price. In her illustrated talk, “Surrendering to the Book,” Robin will discuss her personal approach to creating and publishing artist books, as she combines collaboration, chance, and craft.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
Smith College–Northampton MA
A reception will follow in the third floor Book Arts Gallery.
A small selection of Robin Price’s work is on display outside the Mortimer Rare Book Room.
The McGrath lecture honors the memory of Harold P. McGrath, master printer, mentor, and friend to many book arts practitioners in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.
For more information: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/robin-price