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Designers & Books Fair 2012

The first Designers & Books Fair is set to launch this weekend in New York City. Designers & Books Fair 2012 is a live New York City event at the intersection where design, architecture, and books meet.

The Fair Exhibition Hall will include approximately 35 design book publishers and booksellers displaying and selling the newest titles for the upcoming holiday season as well as important backlist titles. Special Fair discounts (up to 40%) will be available on many books. 


There will also be rare and out-of-print book dealers; demonstrations of book arts, including calligraphy, letterpress printing, and bookbinding; and book signings

  • Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Foolscap Press & "The Dialogue of the Dogs"

The latest publication from our friends at Foolscap Press is an edition of 100 of Cervantes' Dialogue of the Dogs.  Printed letterpress on Magnani Revere paper and hand-bound at the Press.  There are full page scenes set in a three-dimensional diorama in the front and back covers creating a box like structure around the text.

Vogel Bindery

For over 20 years, the Vogel Bindery has been crafting books entirely by hand using traditional techniques virtually unchanged for 300 years.  ABC news recently aired a feature on Paul Vogel and his gorgeous work.  

Not ones to be outdone, the NY Post also featured Paul.  Here's an excerpt, you can read the full article here.  

You can’t judge a book by its cover. But you certainly can judge the cover.

And if you’re looking for the highest craftsmanship in custom bookbinding, then meet Paul Vogel.

It’s a niche trade, for sure. But for nearly 30 years, the master binder and restorer has applied an artist’s touch to cloth, leather and gold leaf to craft exquisite covers on books displayed at the White House, Library of Congress and the Morgan Library. He’s also worked for celebrity clients from Oprah and Ralph Lauren to Henry Kissinger.

Originally from New Jersey, Vogel opened his first bindery on 26th Street in Manhattan in the early ’80s before relocating his workshop to East Hampton. With help from artist wife Abigail, the 60-year-old Vogel estimates he’s bound maybe 11,000 books to date, and currently has more than 100 regular clients.