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NOBS Forum: Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 PM Book Collecting 101

Larry Rakow, as the Vice President of NOBS, has presented Book Collecting 101 numerous times and recommends it for anyone who loves antiquarian, vintage, or new books and wants to learn or brush up on the ways to determine the … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00 pm

The N.O.B.S. Forum for March of 2016 will be a presentation by local artisan bookbinder and NOBS board member Ellen Strong on Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867-1944), one of America’s most renowned book cover designers. While she is best known for … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, November 19th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Marian Morton: Be It Ever So Humble: Writing About Home Author, historian, and longtime Cleveland area resident Marian J. Morton has crafted engaging local histories that both educate and entertain. Combining informative narrative with striking … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, October 15th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Larry Waldman: Painting in Pure Color: Modern Art in Cleveland before the Armory Show 1908-1913 Cleveland has long been remarkable among American cities for the whole-hearted way in which its artist community embraced Modernism during the early years of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, September 17th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Stacie Murry: Godey’s Lady’s Book Godey’s Lady’s Book was more than just a woman’s fashion magazine. It was published for 68 years from 1830 to 1898 and, although known for its fashion plates illustrating … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, August 20th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Show & Tell Summer is a great time for new discoveries and to show off those prize pieces in your book collection.  Anything goes: you can bring treasured tomes and tell us about them, or … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, July 16th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Cristine Rom: Cleveland Institute of Art’s Artist Book Collection Over the past three decades the Cleveland Institute of Art’s artists books collection has grown to almost 1,700 books representing North American artists, Western Europe, South … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: June 18th, 7:00 pm and Exhibit of Tribute to Book Binder Jan Sobota

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Larry Rakow, It’s a Wonder That These Exist: A Brief History of Pop-Up & Movable Books Put books into the hands of children, and collectors face a myriad of problems: crayoning, torn pages, and various stains, … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: May 21st, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Rebecca Knab, The Lure of the Association Copy This month the NOBS Forum takes up the topic of association copies: those books which were once owned by, given away, or scribbled in by persons of … Continue reading

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: March 20th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Todd Sommerfeld: History of Miniature Books Come meet the local collector of collections, Todd Sommerfeld at his talk on miniature books. He will discuss the history of miniature books from the earliest times to the … Continue reading

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