THIS WEEKEND — 1st Annual Detroit Art Book Fair

I just discovered this announcement in an email this afternoon.

The Detroit Art Book Fair will be located in Detroit’s Eastern Market neighborhood. The fair is being hosted by DittoDitto and you can contact the organizers here.  The dates, location, and events information, below, are taken directly off of their website.  Most of the vendors are from MI, but a handful are from Toronto, one from AR and PA, and a couple from IL.  At present there are 29 vendors listed on the website.  If you can’t make this fair, or the others mentioned in a previous post, check out the Fair websites and browse the links for each of the vendors.  For the Detroit Fair there are representative examples of current publishing: independent, artists’, and self-.  From photobooks to comix to handmade books.

Saturday, October 5 — 12PM-6PM
Sunday, October 6 — 12PM-4PM

Fourteen-Eighty Gratiot Gallery
1480 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207

Saturday, October 5th:
7:30PM Reading by Leigh Gallagher (Brooklyn, NY) at 1480 Gratiot Ave.
7:30PM Reading and book launch by Matthew Polzin (Detroit, MI) at 1480 Gratiot Ave.
8:30PM Mystic Places book signing by Justin James Reed (Richmond, VA) at 1420 Gratiot Ave.