The Bound Book Arts Fair is a brand new book fair that was held for the first time December 2 in the Great Hall of the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. The event grew out of the sad cancellation of the OCAD U Book Arts Fair, and admirably filled in the gap with an opportunity for bookish browsing right before the holidays. The event featured books, prints, broadsides, cards and other bookish delights. A fascinating exhibit of antique typewriters was also on site, for attendees’ viewing pleasure. Three cheers for Don McLeod, for once again lending his photography talents.
A bird’s eye view of the fair. Also proof positive that the Great Hall at the Arts and Letters Club kind of looks like Hogwarts.
Alan Stein, Camilla Gryski and Chester Gryski take a break at the Arts and Letters Club.
Wesley Bates proudly displayed his wares.
Antique typewriters from the collection of Martin Howard (antiquetypewriters.com).
More beautiful antique typewriters from Martin Howard’s collection (antiquetypewriters.com).
Still more typewriters. I think these are my favourite of the bunch!
Of course at a book arts fair there MUST be a press!
Many thanks to all who turned out for the event. A big shout out to the event sponsors, the Japanese Paper Place, Aboveground Art Supplies and The Alcuin Society, as well as to the organizer, Michelle Walker, and designer, Kathleen Parle. Looking forward to next year’s event! For more photos of the Bound Book Arts Fair, be sure to check out their Facebook Page.