The Independent and Small Press Book Fair

This weekend the Small Press Center, a non-profit educational organization for independent publishers, sponsored its 19th annual Independent and Small Press Book Fair.

A program of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, the Small Press Center serves those “driven primarily by a desire to publish what interests them, what they believe in” regardless of whether or not large publishing houses consider it commercially feasible.

The Small Press Center is housed in a landmark Victorian structure at 20 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Built in 1893, it was designed by architects Hugh Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich to house the Berkley School (at the time, a private school for boys). The General Society moved here in 1899 and designated its central space, a three-story, skylight-topped expanse, as the main reading room for their members’ library.

The library was the site of the Book Fair, with most of the 100 or so publishers in attendance exhibiting their wares in the main reading room or on the surrounding balconies. In addition to the books, the Book Fair included readings, talks and panel discussions with authors, editors, illustrators and publishers.


Author Emily Jenkins Posted by Picasa


Illustrator Tomek Bogacki Posted by Picasa


Poet/TV personality Ira Joe Fisher Posted by Picasa


Literary anti-hero Amiri Baraka Posted by Picasa


Author Colin Channer Posted by Picasa


Graffiti artist Savager Posted by Picasa


Graffiti artist Erni Posted by Picasa


Graffiti artist Smith Posted by Picasa


Graffiti artist Lady Pink Posted by Picasa

Small Press Center
Book Fair Schedule of Events
Emily Jenkins
Tomek Bogacki
Colin Channer
Amiri Baraka
Savager
Erni
Smith and Lady Pink
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
The General Society Library
Lamb and Rich Architecture

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3 Responses to The Independent and Small Press Book Fair

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    Check out the Brooklyn Alternative Small Press Fair – it’s been going on for 5 years and over 80 authors and presses have been represented…
    wwww.geocities.com/emilybrooklyn/smallpressfair

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