NOBS is an association of book collectors, dealers, librarians, and others interested in promoting the production, preservation, collection, and sale of fine and antiquarian books, and the preservation and protection of the heritage of the printed word. NOBS is a member of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS) and a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Next NOBS Event:
NOBS Forum: Joanna Connors & Karen R. Long: Book Reviewing in the Kindle Age
November 21st, 7:00 pm
Plain Dealer Book Editor Joanna Connors and Critic Karen R. Long, who manages the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, will talk about the art and craft of reviewing a book, and how the upheavals in publishing have complicated and diluted the practice. They’ll discuss reviewing, both locally and nationally, and how the literary conversation splinters and gather online. They’ll talk about their own approach to reviewing and the merits of writing negative reviews versus the merits of writing positive reviews. Questions from the audience will be welcome throughout the discussion.
All NOBS Forums are FREE and open to the public.
The forum will be held at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights 44120. There are many events at Loganberry Books. See their website for more details on upcoming events, including NOBS Forums.
Also in November:
NOBS Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2-4 p.m.
The Morgan Conservatory
1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103
This year’s meeting is particularly interesting, as we will be visiting the Morgan Conservatory, a non-profit educational center devoted to the preservation of handmade papermaking and the book arts. In addition to creating exhibits, the Morgan and its dedicated volunteers harvest the the kozi trees it cultivates on their city property and uses the gleanings to makes beautiful handmade paper. Throughout the year the Morgan also mounts exhibits and offers workshops.
Our visit will be especially worthwhile as both the Abecedaria VI and Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III Exhibitions will be available for viewing. Abecedaria VI explores the alphabet in artists books with creativity and whimsy. Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III is an international traveling exhibition of object books curated by local artist and educator, Hui-Chu Ying, professor of art of the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. It’s comprised of the work of over 100 visual artists who have undertaken the challenge of scaling down thoughts, text, images and materials to create miniatures that delight both the eyes and the hand. Our guide for both will be local artist, Tom Balbo.
A box lunch will be provided by Panera. The cost is $20 per person
Please fill out the form below and mark lunch preference. Send check (payable to NOBS) to:
Strong Bindery, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Roast Beef ……
The link to the Morgan Conservatory is http://tombalbo.fatcow.com/