Monday, April 8, 2013

2013 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair


According to the website, "The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is a regional two-day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, and other cultural workers (and enthusiasts) together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their art, and peddle their wares."



Attending and performing at the fair in 2013 proved to be one of the most outstanding weekends I have experienced in a long time. Held yearly at Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum in Buffalo, New York, 2013 was the first time the book fair was a two day event. This event is free and open to the public. 

This year there were over 4,500 visitors with events beginning on Thursday evening to kick start the weekend, 25 poets reading at the event on Saturday, bookmaking workshops for children and adults on Sunday, two after parties on Saturday, over 27 main sponsors of the event, and over 122 vendors.


The entire list of vendors can be seen here --> Participate

Photos of the museum and vendors can be seen here --> Photos

I were lucky enough to read at the event
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The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is an integral event for Western New York, as Buffalo is, literally, the epicenter of poetry, literature, and the arts. This event utilizes the historic buildings in Buffalo, as well as providing the independent author, artist and press a place to sell their books, crafts, photography, and various fine works of art. 

If you missed the event this year, you must attend in 2014. If you wish to vend during and/or sponsor the event, get on the mailing list HERE as it fills up quickly. 

Thank you to Chris Fritton for managing to make the 2013 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair a massive success. 


See you next year!



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