Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011 Montana Festival of the Book

The new art is out, and they've now released the roster of presenters too!  On the list, I'm between Edwardo Chirinos and John Clayton.  They've also released a schedule of sorts-- I'm sure there will be tweaks, but it's great to see it finally.  Looks like they've settled my seminar on book collecting into a great spot on Saturday afternoon.

Overall-- I'm pretty excited.  I've not had many chances to promote book collecting in a flesh and blood setting, but I'm thrilled to get the chance.  Surely I'll wish I could have changed something by the end of it, but that's what next year is for, right?

If you're in Montana, don't miss out-- heck from my desk, almost the entire state of Idaho and most of Washington, Utah and Wyoming are closer than I am, so come on out Oct. 6-8 to Missoula, Montana, one of Montana's gem cities.  I'm sure you'll be glad you did.


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Monday, September 12, 2011

1990s, Borders Book Shop, gift label

It sounds like this is the final week for Borders stores to be open. I happened to find this tiny label last week amongst some books for another project I'll talk about more soon. It was used to cover the printed price on the back of a trade paperback-- I imagine they were used inside dust jackets as well at that time-- my book was from 1992 (iirc). Really a tasteful solution to keep people from price clipping dustjackets or gouging off prices off the rear cover of a paperback. Now in my collection of book trade labels, though a little different. I like it. Anyone ever seen different varieties? Anyone seen a price-cover-up sticker/ label from another bookshop?