Keynote Speaker: CAROL PORTER GROSSMAN: History of the Limited Editions Club
Grossman will give the keynote presentation based on her new book, The History of the Limited Editions Club (LEC), at 6 p.m. on the opening night of the fair, Friday, August 4. Grossman’s book tells the story of how the LEC survived as a combination book club and fine press/publishing house through more than 80 years of ups and downs, having been founded in 1929 and shipped its first book to subscribers the week the stock market collapsed. Grossman, owner of Four Rivers Books in Boulder, Colorado, has written and lectured widely on fine press books. She’s a member of organizations including the Grolier Club, the Caxton Club, the Book Club of California, and the American Printing History Association, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
Saturday, August 5 – 11:00 a.m.
Featured Presenter: PAUL MATTHEW MARQUEZ: Billy the Kid
Marquez will talk about his family’s experiences with Billy the Kid. The Gutierrez family relationship with Billy has been widely fictionalized in books and film, but Marquez’ family documents shed new light on the close relationship these New Mexico sheepherders had with the notorious outlaw. Marquez sits on the board of the Wild West History Association, an organization dedicated to “research, study, writing, presentation, and preservation of the history and lore of the people, events, and places that made the American West ‘wild’ in the last half of the 19th century.”
Saturday, August 5 – 1:00 p.m.
Featured Presenter: KAREN JONES: Caring for your collection
Learn best practices for keeping your collection in prime condition. Basic care and safe
handling of books and paper will be covered, with time for questions and a short demonstration.
Karen has been a book and paper conservator in private practice for 30 years.
A professional associate member of the American Institute for Conservation since 1990,
she is also an employee of Jefferson County Public Library. She currently serves as
co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. The GBW, established in 1906,
promotes interest in and awareness of the tradition of the book and paper arts by maintaining
high standards of workmanship, hosting educational opportunities and sponsoring exhibits.
Other Special Events:
Demonstration and exhibit of letterpress printing and related book arts by the Englewood Letterpress Depot.
Examples of printed pieces from the Depot will be available for browsing by Fair goers.
Tom Parson is the Executive Director for the Depot project.
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