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Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair 2019

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Saturday March 9, from 10 am to 5 pm St Vincent Ferrer Church, 869 Lexington Avenue at 66th Street, New York, NY Solmentes will be showing his Descriptive Bibliography, a work-in-progress and  Pizza from Scratch  together with other titles such as  Taxi Driver Curry  – come and meet the Pizzaiolo! The Fine Press Book Association in collaboration with the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show is pleased to announce the sixth annual Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This is an addition to the Vintage Book Fair, known colloquially as the "Shadow Fair." It is a less-formal, less-expensive fair held during the same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. This year, as it was last year, it will be located right around the corner from the main fair at the Park Avenue Armory. However, it will take place only one day: Saturday, March 9. Exhibitors: Central Booking , Brooklyn, NY Ann Covell , Brook

A Visual Feast - Bromer Gallery, Boston, MA

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21 February – 3 May, at the Bromer Gallery, 607 Boylston St, Boston, MA Here's a selection of my books, fine bindings, linocuts, woodcuts, digital prints, calligraphy, and a watercolor you'll find on display. Pizza from Scratch "Burning Weeds" linocut from Pizza from Scratch "Wheat – July" linocut from  Pizza from Scratch "Pepperoni Pizza" linocut from  Pizza from Scratch "Stock/1" woodcut from Chili: a recipe "Stock/2" woodcut from  Chili: a recipe "Yellow Blackberryleaf flower" digital print from Florilegium Solmentes John Keats poem "To Autumn", calligraphy (9 x 6ft) – also available in book form "Grasmere", watercolor – details were used to illustrate William Wordsworth's  The Prelude Wordsworth The Prelude For more information visit solmentes.com The Bromer Gallery  is a new gallery within Anne Bromer&

Dimitry Sayenko wins a Pepperoni Pizza at the Codex Book Fair

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Solmentes Press is delighted to announce the winner of the prize draw at the Codex Book Fair in Richmond, California was fellow artist, printer and bookbinder, Dimitry Sayenko from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Поздравления Dimitry! Dimitry Sayenko (Nikodim Press) with David Esslemont (Solmentes Press) Dimitry won a  signed copy of the limited edition linocut   "Pepperoni Pizza" by  David Esslemont from his book,  Pizza from Scratch. Prize Draw To win a copy of the print, visitors to the Solmentes Press table at the Codex Book F air  (February 3–6) put their business card or name and email address in a bag from which a winner was drawn at the end of the fair. Read more about Pizza from Scratch  and buy copies of the print ($300), visit  solmentes.com . Thanks to everyone who entered to win the print and for their interest in Solmentes Press.

Win a Pepperoni Pizza Print!

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Here is your chance to win an original limited edition signed print by David Esslemont – "Pepperoni Pizza" a multi-color linocut from Pizza from Scratch.  To enter the draw you must visit the Codex Book Fair in  The Craneway Pavilion,  1414 Harbour Way South,  Richmond, CA 94804 between Sunday 3 and Wednesday 6 February.   Go to the Solmentes Press (table #5 - in the front row opposite the main fair entrance) and place your business card in the box provided  (or write your name and email address on a slip of paper) . One winning entry will be drawn by an exhibitor from the book fair at the Codex Gala Dinner in the Berkeley City Club on Wednesday 6 February. Good luck and enjoy what is sure to be a spectacular book fair. Full  details of the Codex book fair and Symposium can be found on the  Codex Foundation  website.

Booked for the Evening – A fundraiser to benefit the Newberry's collection

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Help The Newberry, Chicago's independent research library since 1887, acquire a copy of Solmentes  Pizza from Scratch . Ruggles Hall, 6–8 pm on Thursday October 25, 2018 Open to the Public From the Newberry's website: "Booked for the Evening will give you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with our librarians and curators, learn about the often unseen work they do, and raise important funds to support the growth, processing, and preservation of the Newberry’s world-class collection. The Newberry’s curators and librarians have carefully selected a wide array of materials to be presented at Booked for the Evening, representing many areas of the collection. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, view and learn about the rare materials on display, and bid to “adopt” the items, enabling their acquisition, processing, or preservation. We hope you will support our efforts to build and care for our collection." Click here to see the items avai

The Winners of the Solmentes Prize Draws in Oxford and New York

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Solmentes Press is delighted to announce the winner of the prize draw at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair was fellow printer William Bentley from Califorina. Congratulations William! William Bentley of The Petrarch Press, winner of  the Solmentes Press prize draw at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair William won a  signed copy of the limited edition linocut   "Heirloom Tomatoes" by  David Esslemont from  Pizza from Scratch. *** The winner of the Prize Draw at the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair on March 10 was John Snyder from Philadelphia. Congratulations John! Jon Snyder (left), winner of the prize draw at the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair being presented with his print, "Heirloom Tomatoes" Prize Draw To win a copy of the signed original print “Heirloom Tomatoes” a hand-colored linocut by David Esslemont from  Pizza from Scratch,  visitors to the Solmentes Press table at the book fairs put their business card or name and email address in a box f

Oxford Fine Press Book Fair

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Saturday March 24, and Sunday March 25 The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP, tel; 01865 337600 Solmentes will be showing the new book  Pizza from Scratch  together with other titles such as  Taxi Driver Curry  and  Ink on the Elbow  – come and meet the Pizzaiolo and . . .  Jon Snyder (left), winner of the prize draw at the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair being presented with his print, "Heirloom Tomatoes" Enter the prize draw to win an original signed print by David Esslemont from Pizza from Scratch (see Terms and Conditions below). Organized by the  Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association  in conjunction with  The Fine Press Book Association . Three lectures are planned for Sunday: 11.00am: Alexandra Franklin and Richard Lawrence on the Bodleian Library’s Sonnets printing project 12 noon: Peter Lawrence on ‘William Morris and Wood Engraving: The Earthly Compromise’ 2.00pm: Ferdinand Ulrich on ‘Hermann Zapf, Jack Stauffacher, a