Drive By Press, Workshops, Open Readings, Food Trucks!

Jason Dettbarn Announcements

The weekend we’ve all been looking forward to is finally here. The 9th annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair will take place this weekend at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY. Saturday, April 18th from 12-6pm and Sunday, April 19th from 11am-5pm. Hope to see you there!

The BSPBF has a lot in store this year, even for your belly! Food trucks galore, with Saturday featuring Lloyd Taco Truck and Amy’s Truck, and Sunday featuring Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs and Amy’s Truck again!

And in case you haven’t heard, Drive By Press from New York City will be bringing their amazing handmade woodcuts, and they’ll be using them to make t-shirts on the spot!

Here’s the daily rundown for the weekend:

Saturday: Open Readings
As always, concurrent with the Fair, we’ll be hosting Open Readings on Saturday. If you’re interested in reading, please visit the participate tab on the website, and email us. Check out the featured readers in the sidebar on the schedule page.

Saturday Night
If you’re looking for something to do Saturday night after the Fair, check out the All Poetry is Small Press Poetry Reading, hosted at Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY at 7pm!

The reading will feature poets and authors from 3 small presses: Bloof Books – Jackie Clark, Amanda Montei, Shanna Compton; Furniture Press – Ryan Eckes, Jesse Nisim, Thomas Devaney, Elizabeth Savage, Kevin Varrone; Sunnyoutside Books – Cheryl Quimba, Jill Osier; along with a performance from The Psychic Readings Company.

Sunday: Workshops
We’ve locked down a couple of workshops to pique your interest on Sunday – come check out the basics of paper making with Danielle Myers from petrichor paper, or make a lunchbag journal with book artist Deb Eck. Check out the schedule page for more details.

And finally, if you are visiting from out of town and plan to spend some more time with our fair city, we’ve updated the Accommodations page with some new options. Be sure to check it out!