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

Events

NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

December 11, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

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).

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BCC | Paul Robertson Endowed Lecture on the History, Art, and Literature of California

December 11, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Laura A. Ackley, author of the award-winning book San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

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SFCB | Art Book Show & Tell

December 13, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Details to come!

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IPM | Dickens Holiday Celebration

December 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: International Printing Museum

December 14th, 2019, will be the Printing Museum’s ever popular annual event, our Dickens Holiday Celebration. From 10 am to 4 pm guests will have the opportunity to experience Victorian England as never before. Visitors must reserve tickets for a specific performance time (11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm) as we have limited seating in our theater.

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BCC | Paul Robertson Endowed Lecture on the History, Art, and Literature of California: A Fair View of Progress

December 16, 2019

Hosted/organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Laura A. Ackley, author of the award-winning book San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6PM

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Writers Lunch: End-of-Year Party and Book Bazaar

December 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

Join the MI writing community for an end of year celebration to honor our writing achievements and MI members who have recently published books. Buy books for the local literature lover in your life and enjoy the last Writers Lunch of the year. Look forward to meeting other writers and hearing about their publication journeys. Bring your lunch!

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HANUKKAH

December 22, 2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM PPN!

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CHRISTMAS DAY

December 25, 2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM PPN!

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KWANZAA

December 26, 2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM PPN!

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NEW YEAR’S DAY

January 1, 2020

Happy 2020 from PPN!

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NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

January 6, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

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.

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NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

January 8, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

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).

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PPN MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

January 9, 2020

The PPN board meets the first Wednesday of the month in person whenever possible at a San Francisco-area publishing office. If you are interested in becoming a board member or learning more about volunteering with PPN, please contact us at operations@pubpronetwork.org.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | A Crash Course in Type Selection

January 11, 2020 to January 12, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Spend a weekend learning how to pick the right typeface, while navigating the latest font formats, suppliers, and licensing options with confidence.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | A Legal Guide to Book Publishing

January 11, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

The Legal Guide to Book Publishing class covers the primary legal and business issues in modern book publishing. Learn what you need to know about mainstream, self-publishing, and e-book publishing — including current and emerging trends. Valuable negotiating tips for effective contracts with each party in the book publishing chain will be discussed.

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NEG | Seattle-area Member Meeting

January 13, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Speaker and event details TBA. As always, member meetings are free and open to the public. A social half hour begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting officially begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Create a Professional Literary Resume

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

Ready to elevate your writing career to the next level, but not sure how to present your background in an appropriately professional fashion? Whether you have a long list of publication credits or just a few, you need a literary resume that both adheres to professional standards and encourages panelists, editors, and reviewers to learn more about your work.

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ABM | The Art and Social History of 19th Century Book Cover Design

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum proudly presents an illustrated lecture by Kathleen Roberts. Kathy is the collector and co-curator of the Bound for Beauty exhibit. This special 60-minute talk focuses on the social and art history of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings, 1840-1920. The lecture is Saturday, Jan 18th at 2pm, followed by the Exhibit Opening Reception.

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NEG | Editing Technology Meeting

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

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.

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ABM | Bound for Beauty Reception

January 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

Please join us for a reception in celebration of ABM’s new exhibition, Bound for Beauty: Highlights of the Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers Bindings.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

January 20, 2020
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Mini-Conference and 48th Annual Book Show

January 24, 2020

Join us at this year’s extravaganza in celebration of PPN’s 50th anniversary! You can gather with colleagues for your choice of seminars in the afternoon, and then spend an evening at the book show networking over some of the best book designs to be published on the West Coast and beyond. Event Schedule and Costs […]

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Politics of Arabic Type Design

January 29, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Power. Politics. Identity. Typefaces embody the unspoken messages in our words, which is why it’s more important than ever that there is plurality for the voices of the Arabic culture.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Power in Design: In Theory and Practice

February 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

What is the nature of power, and in how many forms does it manifest itself? Who is able to wield power and how can it be utilised effectively? This workshop draws on the the theories of international relations and power politics in order to draw linkages with the world of design and visual communication. It aims to connect campaign design to the larger context of politics and international relations.

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NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

February 3, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

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.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Introduction to Modern Type Design

February 5, 2020 to February 8, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

This course is an introduction to the techniques and processes used in professional type design. Students will create their own original typefaces as they gain an understanding of the methodologies and software used to produce high-quality digital type.

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PRESIDENT’S DAY

February 17, 2020
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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Unconventional Type Families

February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

How far can we stretch the concept of different styles within the same type family? What constitutes one? Contemporary examples are showing us that typefaces can be designed beyond the conventional weight (light/bold) or width (condensed/extended) axis. In this two-days intensive workshop students will experiment designing with a “crazy” axis, learning (and breaking!) the boundaries of a type family.

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LITERARY ARTS | Everybody Reads 2020 (Portland)

March 5, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2020 Everybody Reads author event with Tommy Orange. Literary Arts is proud to host an evening with award-winning author Tommy Orange as the culminating event of Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads program.

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NCIBA | Spring Workshop & ABA Forum

March 29, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

The NCIBA produces an annual spring workshop—a daylong program which includes a variety of sessions dealing with topics of concern to our members. The event will be Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at the Presidio in San Francisco.

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PRINTED MATTER | LA Art Book Fair Opening Night

April 2, 2020

Hosted/organized by: Printed Matter

Printed Matter presents the seventh LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), April 3–5 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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PRINTED MATTER | LA Art Book Fair

April 3, 2020 to April 5, 2020

Hosted/organized by: Printed Matter

Printed Matter presents the seventh LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), April 3–5 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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AIGA SF | Portfolio Day 2020

April 4, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

Join us for the largest and what is considered the most well-respected portfolio review on the West Coast! Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time, transitioning in your career, or just want some sage advice, our reviewers are there for you to provide essential feedback. If you’re in the early stages of putting your portfolio or just polishing it up, this is the perfect opportunity to speak to the experts about how to put your best foot forward.

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SJPG | 2020 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose

April 18, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: San Jose Printers’ Guild

This FREE event celebrates letterpress printing, book arts, printmaking, typography, ephemera, paper making, and allied arts. Exhibitor registration opens in January 2020.

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY 2020

April 20, 2020

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.

http://www.indiebookstoreday.com

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LITERARY ARTS | Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

April 27, 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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BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL

May 2, 2020 to May 3, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Bay Area Book Festival

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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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MEMORIAL DAY

May 25, 2020
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AIGA-SF | SF Design Week 2020

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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INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 4, 2020
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LABOR DAY

September 7, 2020
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