Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

Events

NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

April 6, 2020

Note as of 3/15/2020: Due to library closure, this meeting will be held online via Zoom. 

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish. The usual meeting location is the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center, but this month it will be held online.

This event is free and open to all editors.

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Book Arts of Utah | Creating Custom Book Cloth

April 11, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah

Fabric offers an attractive and durable solution for covering boxes and book covers, but ready-made bookcloth presents a limited palette of mostly solid colors and humdrum textures. Don’t get hemmed in by run-of-the-mill choices! In this workshop, participants expand their ability to tailor bookwork by learning to back natural-fiber fabric with simple materials and easy-to-access tools.

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NEG | Editing Technology Meeting

April 11, 2020

Do you have questions about using Word more effectively? Tips on doing markup in Acrobat? Suggestions for online editing resources? Are you interested in learning more about PerfectIt, macros, Google Ngram, or wildcard searches? This happy hour is intended to bring editors together to learn new software tricks and share our technical knowledge with one another.

The gathering will be held online via Zoom.

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BABA | Monthly Meeting

April 19, 2020

Hosted/Organized by Bay Area Book Artists

BABA meets the third Thursday evening of each month in room P-6 at Greendell School (4120 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, next to Cubberley Center) from 7:18 to 9:00pm. Members share books, work in progress and information about book events and resources.

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NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

May 4, 2020

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish at the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center.

This event is free and open to all editors.

If you have any questions about this event, please email info@edsguild.org to be put in touch with the host.

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BCC | Gutenberg’s World: The Rise of a New Technology in 15th century Mainz

May 4, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Alix Christie, novelist, printer, and journalist.

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Book Arts of Utah | Mokuhanga: Water-based Woodblock Printing

May 8, 2020 to May 9, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah

Learn how to achieve multiple colors in a woodblock image with perfect registration through the traditional technique of Japanese woodblock printing. This workshop is an introduction to the printing process mokuhanga, which uses water-based pigments (or sumi ink), a kento registration method, and hand printing with a baren.

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NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

May 13, 2020

The Far North Editors meet every second Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm at The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria in Mount Vernon (100 E Montgomery St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273).

This event is free to attend and open to all editors, but please RSVP (see details below). Food and drink are available for purchase.

RSVP is required for this event, since it is held at a small restaurant! Please RSVP to MariLou Harveland (or email info@edsguild.org to be put in contact with her) by the second Monday.

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ABM | West Coast Exhibition of OPEN·SET 2020

May 15, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

From May 15th through July 11th and in collaboration with the American Academy of Bookbinding, visit the American Bookbinders Museum to view more than 100 fine bindings on display.

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BABA | Monthly Meeting

May 17, 2020

Hosted/Organized by Bay Area Book Artists

BABA meets the third Thursday evening of each month in room P-6 at Greendell School (4120 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, next to Cubberley Center) from 7:18 to 9:00pm. Members share books, work in progress and information about book events and resources.

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UNIVERSITY of UTAH | A Book In Two Days

May 22, 2020 to May 23, 2020

Whether new to bookmaking and letterpress or a more seasoned practitioner, join us for two intensive days of creative productivity.

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CreativePro Week 2020: The Essential HOW-TO Conferences for CreativePros

June 1, 2020 to June 5, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Creative Pro

Meet the world’s top publishing experts, Adobe engineers, and developers to rethink your publishing strategy, learn how to bridge the print-to-digital gap.

CreativePro Week features top experts and trainers in the field of layout, image editing, illustration, retouching, design, production, and publishing. We produce the world’s most effective HOW-TO conferences for creative professionals, and our speakers are the heart and soul of our events.

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BAY AREA WOMEN in PUBLISHING | Social Happy Hour

June 10, 2020

BAWiP hosts happy hours the second Wednesday of every month at various locations around the Bay Area.

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GO ON GIRL! BOOK CLUB | Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend

June 11, 2020 to June 14, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Go On Girl! Book Club

Each year winning authors are selected from our reading list based upon votes from each Go On Girl! Book Club chapter for Author of the Year and New Author of the Year. They are then invited to receive their awards in person at the annual Awards Ceremony. GOG members and guests have had the honor of awarding in person to Pearl Cleage, Bebe Moore Campbell, Walter Mosely, Jill Nelson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Diane McKinney Whetstone, Lawrence Hill, Daniel Black, Isabel Wilkerson to name a few.

This flagship event is one of the ways of expressing our deep authentic respect for Black literature and authors, reinvigorating our literary sisterhood, and providing a platform for new literary talent to emerge.

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BCC | In Conversation with Bruce James, the 24th Public Printer of the U.S.

June 15, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A conversation with the Hon. Bruce James, the 24th Public Printer of the United States and Director of the United States Government Printing Office (Ret.).

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AIGA-SF | SF Design Week 2020 Intentional Distortions

June 16, 2020 to June 25, 2020

Hosted/Sponsored by: AIGA-SF

The 2020 Dates have been announced for SF Design Week, an essential week-long city-wide festival showcasing the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future!

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BCC | Field Trip: Arion Press and M&H Type

June 19, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A members-only field trip to Arion Press and M&H Type with a tour of the historic press and type foundry, Q&A with the production staff, and a hands-on printing activity.

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ABA | ABC Children’s Institute 2020

June 22, 2020 to June 24, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The American Booksellers Association

The 2020 Children’s Institute (Ci8) will take place Monday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 24, at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, located at 3800 E. Sunrise Dr. in Tucson, Arizona.

The American Booksellers Association continues to aim to locate the annual Children’s Institute in cities around the country to ensure as many independent booksellers as possible have the chance to attend.

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LITERARY ARTS | Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

June 22, 2020
Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of Oregon’s most accomplished writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, and graphic literature.
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BCC | Inkworks Press Collective: Printing for the People!

June 29, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Grend Löfkvist, letter-press printer, teacher, and education director

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HBC | Annual Exhibition

July 16, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Hand Bookbinders of California

The Hand Bookbinders of California (HBC) will celebrate their 48th year in 2020 with a members exhibition at Arion Press.  HBC is an organization of individuals dedicated to preserving and passing on the traditions of fine binding and book arts. Their members are students and professionals, fine binders, letterpress printers, book artists, calligraphers, print makers and more. The annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of their members.

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SF ART BOOK FAIR 2020

July 17, 2020 to July 19, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Minnesota Street ProjectColpa and Park Life

The 2020 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples. These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions, and signings.

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BOOKEXPO

July 22, 2020 to July 24, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: BookExpo

BookExpo is carefully crafted with content and experiences for all those that play a part in the publishing industry. Its where authors, booksellers, distributors, librarians, literary agents, publishers and more unite to build relationships, learn tactics to bolster business and get the pulse of what’s trending in today’s shifting marketplace.

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New York Rights Fair

July 23, 2020 to July 24, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: BookExpo America

New York Rights Fair (NYRF) is a copyright trade and licensing show dedicated to publishing, selling and buying international rights and licensing. Publishers, rights professionals, agents, scouts, film producers, acquisition editors and other attendees will discuss rights sales and the distribution of content across all formats, including print, audio, film and television driving what the world will read, watch and hear across both adult and children’s content.

The event will take place July 23 & 24, 2020 on the BookExpo show floor at the Javits Center in New York City, making the two events the biggest and most important U.S. publishing event of the year. Together, these two shows impact every part of the book business, in every part of the globe.

Network. Exchange Ideas. Drive Business.

https://www.bookexpoamerica.com/New-York-Rights-Fair/

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BOOKCON

July 25, 2020 to July 26, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: BookCon

BookCon is the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Experience the origin of the story in all its forms by interacting with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. BookCon is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward thinking content including Q&As with the hottest talent, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so much more. BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life.

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SCBF | Seattle Children’s Book Festival 2020

August 8, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Seattle Children’s Book Festival

SCBF is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote children’s literacy in the greater Seattle area by connecting young readers with award-winning authors and books.

We are so excited to be putting on our SECOND EVER Seattle Children’s Book Festival on August 8th, 2020

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ABA | Independent Bookstore Day 2020

August 29, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The American Booksellers Association

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different.

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L.A. TIMES | Festival of Books 2020

October 3, 2020 to October 4, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Los Angeles Times

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Join us this year as we celebrate our literary culture and the Los Angeles Times’ passion for story.

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PRINTING UNITED

October 21, 2020 to October 23, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: PrintingUnited

The largest, most comprehensive printing event in North America brings all industry segments under one roof. Be there when the industry connects at PRINTING United 2020: BIGGER.BETTER.TOGETHER.

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LITERARY ARTS | Portland Book Festival

November 7, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

Save the date for the next Portland Book Festival: Saturday, November 7, 2020. The author lineup will be announced early September 2020.

To learn more, go to Portland Book Festival FAQ.

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