Some upcoming events this fall. First, I was awarded the 2013 Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography at the Library Company of Philadelphia for the month of September. This is great news for me, since I will have some time to focus on early nineteenth century American binding structures, especially Boards Bindings. This is not great news if you need conservation services or want to order tools. Although I can respond to emails, I won’t be able to fulfill any orders until September 30th, 2013 or so.
On October 3rd, I will be giving the 2013 Brodsky Lecture for the Advancement of Conservation at Syracuse University Library. “Reconstructing Diderot: Eighteenth Century French Bookbinding” will take place at 5:00pm in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library, Syracuse University. This was supposed to have taken place last year, but Hurricane Sandy interrupted. More info from Syracuse University. I will also be giving a one day workshop on October 4th, 18th Century French Beating and Sewing, from 9:00am – 5:00pm, in the Preservation Bindery of the Bird Library. This workshop full, but to be placed on a waiting list contact Barbara Brooker at bbbrooke [at] syr.edu
From October 24-26, 2013, I will be vending tools at the Guild of Book Workers Standard of Excellence Conference in Washington DC. Although registration is closed, you can still come to shop and examine the tools in person. I will bring my new Manual Board Slotting Machine and hopefully a few other new items. Jim Croft and Shanna Leino will also be there selling handmade bone folders and other tools. Please stop by and chat!