The Book Club of Washington (BCW) continues through 2014 with a variety of events and publications. We are sponsoring visits to private collections; tours of book-related exhibitions; a lecture by a book historian; and an onsite visit to a local fine press printer used by book publishers, artists, and museums. The major event this fall is a September visit to the Walla Walla area of eastern Washington where members and guests will tour library special collections, museums, and private book collections. Combined with some social activities, this trip mirrors the outstanding 2013 BCW visit to Portland, Oregon.
Following the trip to Walla Walla is the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, October 11-12. This outstanding annual book fair of around 100 dealers is a positive experience for all bibliophiles. The Book Club of Washington is a regular participant. This year we will share our booth with a representative from the California Rare Book School, helping to promote their outstanding courses. Following the book fair is the Book Club of Washington annual holiday dinner and silent auction to be held the first week in December.
Two publications are planned for the fall. The semiannual issue of the Book Club of Washington’s Journal will feature a lengthy article on Gabriel Price Rummonds and the books published by his Plain Wrapper Press in Verona in the 1970s. Other articles include one on fold-out plates with a bound-in example. The first issue of the Book Club of Washington’s Chapbook Series will also be available.
Details, when finalized, can be found on the website at www.bookclubofwashington.org. Events and activities are published on the Book Club of Washington website, www.bookclubofwashington.org. FABS members are welcome to participate. If you are in the Seattle area and would like to contact us, our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.