BABE


it was a wonderful celebration –
hearing stories, appreciating books, socialising, eating cake. . .
the whole experience beautifully energised
by
Stephen Fowler’s
genius idea of  PASSPORT STAMPING

our way round the festival
 
here are some examples of stamps
gathered whilst visiting participating book artists

 

  

so many wonderful books
so little time


From Herne Hill To The Hills Of Penge
. . .by astute lyricist & story teller John Bently
***************************

alongside books there were badges, cards, tshirts, cds

and this marvellous model from John (Liver & Lights)
of the performance element of his work:
Bird Radio/Bones & The Aft


whilst chatting with Tanya Peixoto co-founder
& director of bookartbookshop
(17 Pitfield Street, London NI 6HB)


she shared with us this wondrous recreation
by Tim Hopkins (Half Pint Press)
of The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

From 6 April 2017 for two weeks it is being exhibited
at bookartbookshop:

read this blog for more info

My soul is a hidden orchestra;
I know not what instruments,
what fiddlestrings and harps,
drums and tambours I sound
and clash inside myself.
All I hear is the symphony.

and so, we kiss BABE goodbye for another two years
* it has been such a delight *


here is a lovely call for A6 books
from The London Centre for Book Arts


thank you for visiting

&, should you be moved to, do take a look at
some of my photos on Instagram


2 Comments

  1. Ama said:

    Sorry I missed you Lilla (and Angie). I had a wonderfully, exhaustingly rewarding day there on Saturday.

    April 4, 2017
    Reply
  2. angie said:

    Right there with you, what a wonderful weekend of, books, friends and bookfriendliness!

    April 4, 2017
    Reply

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