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 present, as well as share stories about books and book collecting over the last thirty years

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.

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NOBS Forum Is This Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm!

Our Monthly NOBS Forum is this Week: Show and Tell 

Now’s the time to share your interesting, unusual, and otherwise noteworthy reads with other bibliophiles at our annual Show and Tell session.  Anything goes: you can bring treasured tomes and tell us about them, or you can bring odd curiosities you know nothing about and let group members tell you what they think.  Either way, there’s always something to learn and some great books to discuss.  Bring a book and join us!

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.

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NOBS ANNUAL MEETING– November 24, 2013

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

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The link to the Morgan Conservatory is http://tombalbo.fatcow.com/ 

 

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Upcoming NOBS Forum November 21st, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Joanna Connors & Karen R. Long: Book Reviewing in the Kindle Age

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.

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Big Week for NOBS: Thursday Forum and Sunday Book Show

Upcoming NOBS Forum: Jennifer Weinbrecht: Our Own Particular Jane

Thursday, October 17, 7pm

Jennifer Weinbrecht, with her daughters Amy Patterson and Beth Dean, took over Jane Austen Books in 2008 and moved the inventory from Chicago to Novelty, Ohio. They sell online (janeaustenbooks.net), through a mail-order catalog, and at Austen-related events. Weinbrecht will be presenting an overview of Austen’s life and works, literary criticism and scholarship. She’ll discuss film adaptations and fan fiction. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of her most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, and Weinbrecht will explore the way Austen’s art of observation leads to her writing being understood by modern audiences, contributing to her enduring popularity.

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.


NOBS 2013 Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

Sunday, October 20th, 10am to 5pm

The NOBS Third Annual Cleveland Book Fair  returns to the Cleveland Skating Club,  2500 Kemper Rd., Cleveland,  October 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Two dozen dealers have signed on and others are inquiring, some from out of state.

A wide variety of dealers in old, used, and rare books and paper collectibles will set up booths for the one-day Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. It’s like a paper museum where everything is for sale! And you don’t have to be a “collector” to take part. From books centuries old, bound in leather or vellum, to modern gems already out-of-print, the Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Paper Show offers a wide variety. Dealers may specialize in modern first editions of literature, military history, Ohioana, children’s and illustrated books, postcards and ephemera, or beautiful leather-bound sets. There’s a little something for everyone.

Guests of the NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show may also bring along up to three books of their own for a free evaluation a la Antiques Road Show.

The Skating Club is located near the Shaker parks, as well as Shaker Square and the Larchmere Antiques district. General Admission is $5. Student Admission is $3. Admission is FREE for NOBS members.

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David Harbaugh Atlas and Book Collection being auctioned at Rachel Davis Fine Arts on Sept. 21st

 

Rachel Davis Fine Arts: 

The Goodyear Collection at Auction

And featuring the David Harbaugh Atlas and Book Collection

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 9:30 am (US/EDT)

Complete Online Catalog with Lot Description and Images now available
on Our Site*, Live Auctioneers* and Artfact*

Gallery Preview
Saturday, September 14 11 am – 3 pm
Tuesday, September 17 11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday & Thursday, September 18 & 19 11 am – 8 pm
Friday, September 20 11 am – 3 pm
Or by appointment
Closed Sunday & Monday, September 15 & 16

18% Buyer’s Premium 21% Buyer’s Premium on Internet Bidding

Proxy, internet and phone bidding available

Printed catalogs by mail available $20 ppd ($30 outside the USA)
Order today by phone with Visa, Master Card or Discover card

Auctioneer: Rachel Davis
Apprentice Auctioneer: Michael Kodysz

1301 West 79th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: 216.939.1190 Fax: 216.939.1191
info@racheldavisfinearts.com www.racheldavisfinearts.com

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Bay Psalm Book being exhibited at Cleveland Public Library–One Day Only!

The Bay Psalm Book: On Display for One Day Only

The Book is on a nationwide tour and will be on public display at the Cleveland Public Library, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Main Library, 3rd Floor.

Bay Psalm BookThe Bay Psalm Book is not only the first book printed in America — in Cambridge, Massachusetts (The Bay Colony) in 1640 by the Puritans — but as a new translation of the Psalms it is also the first book written in America. Only 11 copies of this remarkable book survive. The copy of the Bay Psalm Book belonging to the Old South Church in Boston will be sold at Sotheby’s on November 26, 2013. This is one of the finest surviving copies and will be the first time a Bay Psalm Book has appeared in the marketplace in over 65 years. The Bay Psalm Book is not simply one of the greatest icons of book history, it is one of the greatest artifacts of American history.

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NOBS Forum is this Thursday at 7pm

NOBS Forum: Kirstin Willders & Mason Milani: Custom Crafted Paper, September 19th, 7:00 pm 

Kirstin Willders and Mason Milani from The Morgan Conservatory will tell us about a new production line of hand-made paper. The talk will be lavishly illustrated with photos and samples of various types of paper.  Come discover what the paper making craze is all about.

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.

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New Online Book Catalog from Wonderland Books

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Larry Rakow, owner of Wonderland Books, former NOBS president and current vice-president, has recently started and online catalog called 100 Wonderful Books from Wonderland.

100 Wonderful Books from Wonderland  is an online catalog appearing several times annually offering a select variety of top-of-the-line items. Not every book is pricey (though some are), not every book is by a well-known author or illustrator (though many are), and not every book is especially rare (though a few certainly are). What each and every featured book is, however, is collectible and appealing. With few exceptions, we offer only first editions (by which we mean first edition, first printings) in original dust jackets (if thus issued) and we’re certain you’ll find something to your liking.”

Please check out his great new site here.

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NOBS Forum is this Thursday!

NOBS Forum: Karl Ziellenbach: Making It Personal, August 15th, 7:00 pm 

One of the greatest finds for booklovers and collectors is finding a book that has been signed by the author. Karl Ziellenbach of Rocketship Books will explain the difference between an autograph and an inscription and for which there is a preference. Come learn what autographs are valuable versus which are interesting to collectors and the challenges of finding books with autographs and inscriptions.  What if the inscription is too personal?

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.

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