Inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair, April 21-23

Inaugural eventWhat an amazing event for Vancouver! You gotta check out this first-time event!

The Fair is held at the Western Front in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, with offsite programming at the nearby James Black Gallery. Free and open to the public, Vancouver Photo Book Fair is Vancouver’s first art book fair dedicated to artists whose book-making practices incorporate or intersect with photography and lens-based art. Featuring an engaging program and a variety of local and international artists, collectives, and publishers, the Fair is anticipated to attract 1,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver area and beyond.  Full list of exhibitors and program schedule.

BOOK FAIR located Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
Friday, April 21: 7–10 pm (Members Preview for members of Capture, VABF, and Western Front; memberships also available at the door)
Saturday, April 22: 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, April 23: 11 am–6 pm

TALKS & WORKSHOPS held James Black Gallery, 144 East 6th Ave, Vancouver
Saturday, April 22: 12–4 pm
Sunday, April 23: 10 am–4 pm

A detailed calendar of monthly programming including dates, times, and locations.

The Capture Photography Festival, in partnership with Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF), launches the inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair this April 21–23. The Fair surveys one of photography’s earliest forms of dissemination—the photo book—demonstrating how this vital form continues to evolve, push the conventions of artists’ books, and carry photography into new contexts.

 

 

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Workshops in Sep & Oct 2016

Back to School for us book arts lovers means back to more workshops being offered!

September 2016

On Sun, Sep 25, 11-4pm, please stop by at Word Vancouver held in the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch in Downtown Vancouver. We (CBBAG) will be on the atrium (main level) across from Blenz. This is a free, public event.  We will be on hand to display and demonstrate bookbinding and book arts.

October 2016

Book Arts Fair 2016 – Sat, July 16 – Reminder!

We hope you will join us on Saturday, July 16, anytime from 10am to 1pm.

This year is our fourth annual Book Arts Fair! Up to 18 book artists and book arts suppliers will be showcasing and selling their works. There will be book arts demonstrations, too.

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It’s a wonderful opportunity to be inspired and influenced by talented local book artists and perhaps even to own a precious item that took much skill and passion to create.

Book arts may seem a small niche; but within its world, there is a wide variety! At this  fair, you’ll be able to meet bookbinders, printmakers, calligraphers, photographers, letterpress printers, authors, paper artists, illustrators and altered book artists.

This is a free event open to the public at the Vancouver Public Library (central library in Vancouver downtown), lower level in the combined Peter Kaye and Alma VanDusen rooms.

Book Arts Fair 2016

This year is our fourth annual Book Arts Fair! On Saturday, July 16, 10am-1pm, up to 18 book artists and book arts suppliers will be showcasing and selling their works. There will be book arts demonstrations, too.

bookartsfair

It’s a wonderful opportunity to be inspired and influenced by talented local book artists and perhaps even to own a precious item that took much skill and passion to create.

Book arts may seem a small niche; but within its world, there is a wide variety! At this  fair, you’ll be able to meet bookbinders, printmakers, calligraphers, photographers, letterpress printers, authors, paper artists, illustrators and altered book artists.

This is a free event open to the public at the Vancouver Public Library (central library in Vancouver downtown), lower level in the combined Peter Kaye and Alma VanDusen rooms. We look forward to meeting you!

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor/seller, please visit our Book Arts Fair page. Questions in general? You can reach us here.

Wayzgoose 2015

Every two years, the Alcuin Society holds an amazing fair that attracts letterpress printing and book enthusiasts.

This year, it will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10am to 4pm … yes, Halloween … just in time for a treat!

What is a wayzgoose? Wayzgoose 2015According to the Oxford dictionary, wayzgoose is an annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees.

This is a free event open to the public in the lower level exhibit halls of Vancouver Public Library in Library Square, downtown Vancouver.

The exhibitors are from different parts of North America. It’s a wonderful chance to ask your questions and get your answers from artisans and masters.

There will be demonstrations held throughout the day.

We will be there to do our book arts community part by representing the BC Lower Mainland chapter of CBBAG. Please drop by. We’d love to see you!