Monday, August 06, 2007

The Art of the Chapbook

We're getting ready at Kingdom Books for our annual Fine Press Appreciation Day, held on Monday August 13 from 2 to 8 p.m. Some experts in the art of the book -- printers, designers, collectors -- will be here from time to time during the afternoon and evening, and we'll set out a "light repast" to keep the conversations well nourished.

So this seems a good moment to add a new link to our sidebar of interesting sites and blogs to visit: the one for Plan B Chapbooks, offered by stevenallenmay of Alexandria, VA. In his words, the point of the blog is: "This space is dedicated to the underappreciated art form of the chapbook which has been of significant importance in the launching of many fine authors. What follows are images and observations on the writers and their books."

I'm especially intrigued by the May post, which considers Perishable Press -- long a favorite of mine -- and in particular an item by William Stafford, pictured here. Hope you can make time to take a look.

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