THE OXFORD FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR, 9 and 10 December 2023

Next weekend Designer Bookbinders will have a stand at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair with some bindings by our members along with a large variety of publications, and of course information about our society and how to join. Come and say hello if you plan to visit!

“Every two years the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) in the UK organises the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair with the assistance of the UK team of the Fine Press Book Association. The Fair runs over a Saturday and Sunday with around 100 stands for presses, dealers, suppliers, and related organisations. The 2023 Fair will be held on 9 and 10 December 2023 in the Examination Schools in central Oxford.”

This binding is:
‘Portrait of a Lady’ by Honore de Balzac

Bound with folded vellum boards sewn, using Coptic style sewing on a concertina guard of laminated red and blue Japanese paper, which also forms the endpapers.

The vellum boards are decorated with an airbrushed design and machine stitching at fastening at the foredge with cord ties.

To read more about the fair please visit the Fine Press Book Association website here.