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November 4, 2016 – January 13, 2017

Philadelphia Center for the Book is seeking member artists to participate in Little
Lexicons, an exhibition at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library
(1901 Vine St., Phila.). Members are invited to submit small book works, measuring less than 5 inches in height and width (closed). Books can contain text, image, both or neither; they can be narrative or sculptural; so long as they are smaller than 5 inches, they are eligible for this exhibition. Applicants can submit up to three books. The exhibition will be curated by the Philadelphia Center for the Book board. Accepted works will be displayed in a closed case, and books will not be handled.

While submissions are open only to members of Philadelphia Center for the Book, anyone may become a member via our website before submission. There is no fee to submit.

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The Bibliophile as Bookbinder:
The Angling Bindings of S.A. Neff, Jr.

November 5, 2016
10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania

A screening of this documentary film about S.A. Neff, Jr., followed by a demonstration of Neff’s techniques for decorating leather using a single tool with stiff paper templates. Several sets of his bindings will be on display.

This event is co-sponsored by the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

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Next Artists’ Working Group

Sunday, Nov. 20th , 1 PM
6th floor Bindery, UARTS, 333 S.Broad

PCB offers members a chance to join a critical community of artists and peers, approximately every other month, to share ideas and feedback about works in progress or in conception.

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Free Workshop Series

Cosponsored by the Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia


Long-stitch Binding

Instructor Amanda D’Amico

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Sewn Chains Binding

Instructor Erin Sweeney

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sold Out

Origami Snowflakes

Instructor Eriko Takahashi

Saturday, December 10, 2016

more info to come



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