Part of the experience of a book fair, and not one overly discussed for a reason, are the partnerships and the collaborative aspects of the book trade. You don’t necessarily have to go at this alone. Your comrades have your back (or your spine, [excruciating pun intended]) which plays out when scouting or acquiring other material to add to the overall inventory. How many times have you heard, “Oh, X, would love/need this!?” If you are willing and able, then serendipity has its moments, in addition to critical partnerships.
It was excellent for me to work along side Brian Cassidy, veteran bookseller and long-time Lux Mentis booth partner; Michael Laird, newly discovered witchcraft buddy; book goddess, Kara Accettola; the adorable and sharp, Jonathan Kearns; and equally as adorable and bright, Simon Beattie. I would also like to recognize, the entire Pirages team [good lord, ya’ll need a drink], Ken Sanders and Travis Low [horns up], Fuchsia Voremberg [hugs], Tom Congalton, and Ashley Wildes. I think Ashley encompasses the entire fair sentiment in one image:It would be remiss to not recognize some of the book artists and book binders, very important, as representing strong work is a pleasure and a privilege. Both buying cytotec with no rx and buying cytotec online make overwhelmingly inspiring work, glad to have them in both physical form and function appearing in New York; buying cytotec online without prescription, again mind-blowing work; can i buy cytotec online; can i get cytotec without a prescription?, exceptional new work; can i get cytotec without rx, representing both fairs [shadow fair]; canada cytotec; canadian generic cytotec no prescription; canadian pharmacy no prescription cytotec; canadian pharmacy cytotec; cheap cytotec no prescription; newly acquired book artist cheap generic cytotec no prescription; and of course, the dynamic duo of Marshall Weber and Felice Tebbe at cheap cytotec without a prescription. [Do I sound like a broken record or an Oscar speech? geez.]
So, what’s next? Fortunately, we were able to jump over to the “shadow” shows both uptown and across the street to visit both book artists and snap up some “brutally cool” items for down the road to make appearances in iterations of catalog lists forthcoming. What did strike our fancy this year? A selection of things that caught our eye: