Book Paper Scissors Artists' Book Fair

By Karen L. Tue, November 27, 2012

Book Paper Scissors

December 8, 2012

10 am - 4 pm

Parkway Central Library

Book Paper Scissors is an artists' book fair, free and open to the public, accompanied by book and paper workshops.

This festive event features prints, artists' books, handmade paper, zines, origami, blank books, paper sculpture, and jewelry, made by local artists. If it's paper-based art, it's here. Come and buy, or just be inspired! You will find hundreds of affordable and interesting gifts for everyone on your list by artists working in different disciplines at all price levels. This is a great opportunity to view and even handle unique works of art, to shop locally, and to purchase items crafted by hand.

BPS Workshops 2012 – in Room 108 (through the Home Page Café)

A Tale of Two Pamphlets with Erin Paulson

11 am - 12 pm

The pamphlet is a simple and elegant book structure that lends itself to many purposes, from zines to a special hand-written letter. In this workshop we will learn both the three-hole and the five-hole stitch, and you will walk away with two completed books!

 Thaumatropes: Victorian era toys for kids with J. Pascoe and Erin Malkowski

 2 pm - 3 pm

This workshop will explore the amazing versatility of thaumatropes -- a children's toy popular in the Victorian era that is now seen as a precursor to modern animation. Children will learn about and experiment with the thaumatrope as a vehicle to understanding basic animation, eye-hand coordination, and creativity!

Brought to you by Philadelphia Center for the Book and the Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia.


A selection of pamphlet bindings
A selection of pamphlet bindings
A thaumatrope
A thaumatrope


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