The Miniature Book Society (MBS) celebrates its 30th anniversary as an organization this year at the Grand Conclave Vancouver, Canada. The Conclave will be held on August 9-11, 2013. Conclave hosts are Jan Kellett of DeWalden Press and James Brogan, editor of the Microbibliophile. A highlight of this year’s Conclave is a presentation by master printmaker Peter Braune. Peter will provide an overview of artists’ printmaking. He is a man of great skill and experience, having worked with some of the most prestigious printmakers in North America, and will give some insight into traditional and newer methods that have been in use for centuries to create illustrations and images for all applications, including books. A hands-on workshop offered by Peter Braune allows attendees to experience a type of printmaking that is especially suited for beginners, Drypoint. MBS conducts an international miniature book competition annually. Three Distinguished Winners are announced during the Conclave. An exhibition of all entrants and their books will be on display at the Conclave hotel. A Miniature Book Fair will open to the public on Sunday at the Holiday Inn on West Broadway. International book vendors will sell a variety of antiquarian and contemporary miniature books. For more information on the MBS Conclave, the Miniature Book Competition and Exhibition and MBS membership, please visit our website. Consider joining The Miniature Book Yahoo Group to receive email from email@example.com.