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Events & Announcements

PPN Post and Updates / June 2, 2021

If all goes well, look for a return of in-person PPN Meetups in the coming months. // 49th Book Show Update: We have made arrangements with the publishers to keep the Book Show Awards site alive indefinitely. // Evolution of a Winning Book Cover, Lia Tjandra, Art DirectorUniversity of California Press


PPN Post and Updates / May 5, 2021

We’re already thinking about the next book show, which will have the remarkable distinction of being our 50th! We learned a great deal in the process of planning a virtual event. // We’re excited to be resurrecting our PPN conference. As many of you know, we held annual daylong conferences over a five-year period to rave reviews from those who attended.


PPN Post and Updates / April 7, 2021

We stand with our friends in the Asian community against this vicious spate of violence. Please explore the resources provided in the article below and look for ways that you can help. // The 49th PPN Book Show will be held on April 21 at 4:30 p.m. PDT. Our first virtual Book Show.


PPN Post and Updates / March 3, 2021

With sadness, we announce the departure of Brenda Ginty from the board and the role of vice-president. Our new vice-president and future president is Dave Peattie of BookMatters and Whereabouts Press. // Judging for the 49th Book Show began in early February was fabulous. There are so many wonderful entries to share next month.


BAWiP | East Bay June Picnic

June 16, 2021

Ready to safely get outside and mingle with your fellow Bay Area Women in Publishing members? Bring a blanket and your own snacks / wine / beer — let’s connect!

What book do you want to exchange? Bring a book (or two) for a summer reading exchange any genre welcomed! Share what we are reading, leave with a new book to read and network with fellow Women in publishing.

Meet at Lake Temescal at the North Entrance (6500 Broadway).


SFCB | Shelter in Studio tour: Cheryl Derricotte

June 17, 2021

We may not be sheltering in place anymore but why would we want to stop hanging out with talented artisans and all our online friends?

Join us in our online series of studio visits with SFCB staff, instructors, and friends where we open up our studios and take part of our lunch break together. Grab a sandwich and stop on by.

This week: Join us this week for a tour and chat with glass and paper artist Cheryl Derricotte (San Francisco, CA).


PPN | Virtual Meetup

June 17, 2021

Mark your calendars and join us on June 17th at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time for our next virtual meetup. A great opportunity for connection, our virtual event via Zoom is open to anyone in the book-publishing industry. So, grab a drink and come catch up, share news, and get advice. Prost!

We plan to continue holding virtual meetups over Zoom on the third Thursday of each month for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, we are wistfully looking forward to in-person meetups again someday.



Letterform Archive | A Script That Pleases The Eye with Iyad Naja

June 22, 2021

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Co-presented by San Francisco Public Library
Online Lecture
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
12:00pm–1:30pm PDT

Explore the three-dimensional possibilities of Arabic calligraphy! This session aims to show attendees how to visualize and utilize Arabic calligraphy in modern designs. It also aims at helping participants identify calligraphy as an independent art form, from past to present, leading to Iyad Naja’s challenges and evolution as a designer.

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