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[BKARTS] new book on Northampton, MA area book arts: Dec.15 release



"PARADISE PRINTED & BOUND: BOOK ARTS IN NORTHAMPTON & BEYOND"

BOOK SALE & SIGNING: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 from 5-7 pm

BOOK ARTS GALLERY, NEILSON LIBRARY (3rd floor), SMITH COLLEGE,
Northampton

This book, edited by Barbara Blumenthal, a local bookbinder and library
assistant in the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith, celebrates the
activities of printers, publishers, book artists, papermakers,
bookbinders, and others involved in the book arts in Northampton and
vicinity. The book contains a historical overview by the editior;
Barbara Brannon remembers the Hampshire Bookshop; local "bibliotect"
David Bourbeau recalls Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press. A census of
book workers and organizations in the area from 1954 to 2004 completes
the generously illustrated volume.

approx. 140 pp.  $24.00
The first 300 copies include an original letterpress-printed wood
engraving by Leonard Baskin

This book is one of a series of chapbooks published by the Northampton
350th Anniversary Committee. It is available at the book signing, at
local Northampton bookstores and other sites, and by mail with an order
form (available soon) on the 350th Anniversary website:
http://www.gazettenet.com/350 The website also has information about
other books in the 350th Anniversary series.


ALSO NOTE:
On exhibition in the Book Arts Gallery through December 2004: "Handmade
Paper & Hand Papermaking Portfolios": contemporary & historical handmade
papers & books from the Mortimer Rare Book Room


BARBARA B. BLUMENTHAL, MRBR Assistant
Mortimer Rare Book Room  *  Neilson Library
Smith College  *  Northampton, MA 01063
Tel.: 413-585-2906   Fax: 413-585-4486
e-mail: bblument@xxxxxxxxx

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