The theme of this year’s Oak Knoll Fest is "Craftsman to Collector: Buying and Selling the Fine Press Book." Printers, librarians, booksellers, and collectors will discuss it in a free symposium focusing on the various avenues printers can use to share their work with the world. The symposium is followed by a book fair follows on Saturday and Sunday with around 80 exhibitors. There will also be talks by John Randle of the Whittington Press and Bob Fleck, each speaking on the past, present, and future of his respective business.
Friday, October 3
Symposium: "Craftsman to Collector: Buying and Selling the Fine Press Book"
Nine panelists will discuss the various ways that fine press printers share their books with the world, including book fairs (like our own!), print advertising, personal visits, selling online, and selling through booksellers.
Saturday, October 4
Guest Speaker Carolee Campbell presents "Books, Soap Opera, & River Rafting, Part II. John Randle presents "Slow Road to Whittington, or Survival by Letterpress". Also: Fine press exhibition and sale.
Sunday, October 5
Bob Fleck presents "38 Years and Counting: A Life of Bookselling, Publishing, and Bibliomania". Also: Fine press exhibition and sale