THANK YOU! · 247 days ago
Thank you to every single person who came out to both days of the Fair – it was an amazing success this year, and we proved that we can keep growing! By our count, there were over 4,500 visitors! The Fair wouldn’t be possible without help and support from so many people: our sponsors, the vendors, and all of our volunteers. We love all of you! We’re signing off until next year – look for some big news next January. Remember, we don’t accept early applications, the only way to know when the applications open is to sign up for the mailing list on our home page. www.buffalosmallpress.org
Until then, ladies and gentlemen, we bid you adieu.
Just Announced! BSPBF Afterparty! 7 at 7 at 7! · 258 days ago
This just announced: the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair will be hosting an after party following the festivities on Saturday – and it’s called 7 at 7 at 7: 7 readers at 7pm at Sweet_ness 7 Cafe, located at 220 Grant St on the West Side of Buffalo, about 15 blocks from the Fair.
Sweet_ness 7 features food and a full bar, and while you partake of the offerings, you’ll hear from the likes of: Robin Brox, David Hadbawnik, Shanna Compton, Jen Tynes, Chris Fritton, Michael Sikkema, and mIEKAL aND.
Wind down after an exhausting day, and get some great craft brews and craft poetry to boot! You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here.
Big News! Esther K. Smith at the 2013 BSPBF · 260 days ago
This just announced: Esther K. Smith, renowned book artist and author of “How to Make Books” and “Magic Books and Paper Toys” will be teaching a workshop Sunday April 7th, at 1:15pm, followed by a book signing. She’ll also be selling her wares from Purgatory Pie Press alongside printer Dikko Faust.
If you’re interested in books, interested in making books, or just want to see what Esther and Dikko do – check out www.purgatorypiepress.com,
then come to the Book Fair Sunday to see it all in real life!
Esther’s work has been exhibited in the MOMA’s Artists’ Alphabets show last fall, & her solo exhibits include London’s V&A Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Collections that feature her work include the Whitney Museum, London’s Tate, and The National Gallery of Art.
2013 BSPBF Kickstarter Campaign! · 265 days ago
This Kickstarter Campaign is a crucial part of funding for this year – with the expansion to two full days, the logistical costs of putting the Fair on have increased. We want to ensure the success of the Fair, and its continued growth, but we can only do that with your help!
We have amazing rewards this year, and we’ll be posting pics of them soon! In the meantime, please share the link and donate what you can. Every little bit helps.
Do everything you can to share this with friends as well! If the project isn’t fully funded, no one gets their rewards, and the Fair receives zero dollars.
Now It's Real! · 283 days ago
With just over a month before the Fair, things are becoming slightly more hectic – this is when it becomes time to promote the Fair in earnest, and ensure a great turnout.
If the amazing response we received to vendor applications is any indicator, this is going to be a huge year.
Please do your part to help promote; share info about the Fair on social media, blogs, websites, and in real life; help pass out handbills and hang posters. For webtiles and tower banners, visit our Promote page!
Thanks to everyone who has helped already, and keep an eye out on our Facebook page for vendor and sponsor shout outs every day the whole month leading up to the fair!
Contact us if you’re interested in posting bills ;-)