Sunday, June 28, 2009

Join the Members Page

Now that we have launched our new website, we are developing its capabilities. One of these is the possibility for people visiting the website to connect with our members.

If you are a member of Philadelphia Center for the Book and would like to have a link on the Members page of the PCB website, please send an email with your name, a short bio, and your website address to

Note that the PCB editor may edit your bio for brevity or clarity.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pterodactyl Philadelphia--New Creative Art Space

Pterodactyl Philadelphia is a new creative art space in Port Richmond.
Pterodactyl’s mission is to revive the enjoyment and practice of creating
art for personal fulfillment, to create exhibitions and experiences that
resonate meaningfully with diverse audiences, and to bring people together through the arts.

Space is available for events, workshops, and classes. Inquiries are welcome for the use of their space. They have an open classroom/gallery area (865 sq ft), equipped with tables and chairs.

Pterodactyl is about to launch their summer session of classes, which includes Screen Printing, Sewing, and Photography.

They are planning their upcoming fall session, and would like to potentially expand their course offerings to include classes on bookmaking, or hybrid classes that combine bookmaking and screen printing, etc.

For more information visit
Please contact us at or 215.501.7158 with any questions, or to request a copy of our floor plan. You can also stop by to see the space and talk with them between the hours of 11am-6pm.

Pterodactyl Philadelphia
3237 Amber St. Box 3, 5th Fl. N. Philadelphia, PA 19134

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scissors: Pop-Up Exhibition--CALL FOR ENTRY

From PCB member Carol Barton's newsletter:
The Popular Edge: Book Art News from Popular Kinetics Press

The Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg is calling for submissions from book artists and paper engineers for their upcoming juried and invitational show "Scissors: Pop-Up." The juror is Margaret Miller of the University of South Florida's Contemporary Art Museum and Graphic Studio.

Deadline for submissions: August 10, 2009
Exhibition will run September 18-October 31, 2009

*Artists must submit a minimum of 3 digital images of the book for review, including one detail in jpeg format on a CD. (Files should be no larger than 8 x 12 inches at 300 dpi resolution.)
*The entry may be one-of-a-kind or created and published in an edition, but cannot be a trade edition.
*Submission fee is $10.

Contact Florida Craftsmen Gallery for details and an entry form.

For those who need help with their paper engineering skills, Carol's how-to books, The Pocket Paper Engineer, How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step, Volumes 1 and 2 offer interactive projects, easy instructions, tips, and examples of various pop-up structures.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

PCB at the Hybrid Book Fair

The Hybrid Book Concludes

Yesterday The Hybrid Book Conference and Fair drew to a close at The University of the Arts after three exciting days full of events.

If you were there and would like to share photos with the PCB Blog, send them to

And a reminder...
The following exhibitions will run June 2-30, 2009; each is accompanied by a catalog:

THE HYBRID BOOK: Irma Boom, Gunnar A. Kaldewey, and Hedi Kyle
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, 333 S. Broad St, Philadelphia 19102.
Gallery hours: M-F 10-5 (W 10-8), S & S 12-4

ART TO BE READ: MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Alumni Exhibition
Hamilton Hall Galleries, 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia 19102.
Gallery hours: M-F 8-6.

For more details about the exhibitions visit