November 11, 2018

November 30th at 4pm, Graham Hall auditorium, adjacent to the Smith College Art Museum.

The fair will feature a round-table discussion with curators of special collections from the 5-College libraries. Participants include: Leslie Fields, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Mount Holyoke College, Karen Kukil, Associate Curator of Special Collections at Smith College, and Robert Cox, Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Univ...

October 6, 2017

Saturday, December 2 at 5:15pm: Keynote Lecture at Smith College Graham Hall Auditorium

at the Brown Fine Arts Center

Basbanes is an acclaimed bibliophile, author, independent scholar, and lecturer with an expertise in the history of the book and book culture. His talk is a reflection drawn on thirty years of in-the-field research conducted among a variety of book people:  collectors, booksellers, librarians, conservators, and readers -- people h...

October 6, 2017

“Among the Gently Mad"   Saturday, December 2nd
3pm: Book Signing at the Smith College Campus Center

November 14, 2015



Drawing from his imagination, Michael Kuch portrays a world both fantastic & familiar in his books, prints, and paintings from his Double Elephant Press.  Kuch lives and works in Northampton.


Kuch grew up in northern Vermont. He began drawing in pen & ink at the age of eleven & the following year, had a one-person show at a local museum. He remained self-taught until he came under the wing of Leonard Baskin at Hampshire College. Under Baski...

November 14, 2015

Messenger Press is the imprint of book artist and printmaker Valerie Carrigan. She works out of her art studio in a renovated historic mill in North Adams, MA where she produces prints and artist books. Through monotype, relief and letterpress printing, she explores the intersection of the natural world and the human spirit. Valerie also designs handmade journals which are sold locally through MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art).


October 29, 2015



Regina and Dan St. John of Chena River Marblers have been fulltime professional marblers for over 32 years. Their main product is marbled paper and they specialize in marbling the edges of books.


While in the past they relied on acrylic paints, Chena River has recently begun using techniques from the pre-twentieth and nineteenth century for their work. They now make their own paints from raw pigments and binders. This process allows bees wax to...

October 27, 2015


Sheryl Jaffe, a Northampton native and awarding winner artist in the Pioneer Valley, specializes in handcrafted books featuring her own handmade paper and prints. She has been featured in a multitude of both solo and group exhibitions throughout Western Massachusetts and beyond, and has held artist residencies at Yellowstone National Park and with the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York. She currently teaches ceramics at Northampton Hig...

October 27, 2015



Kathleen Pew of Monroe Bridge Books sells items both online and in the bookshop of

Shelburne Falls Booksellers. She has been buying and selling books online since 1999 and

has been working for an auction house for the past twelve years creating General and Rare

Book Auction Catalogues.


Monroe Bridge books is notable for antiquarian books on the British Isles, Scottish

literature, books in Gaelic, on music, travel, and Americana, and general antiqua...

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