Steve Kroeter, the tireless force behind the ever-expanding Designers & Books website (featuring 119 designers and their 1,451 favorite books), had a dream. Simply put, he wanted to organize an event where a broad swath of design publishing could be discussed on creative and business levels. I’ve been a keen supporter, not just because we share the same first name, but rather because his excitement is unmatched, as is his ability to stir the pot. So in addition to a lively forum for discussion of design-lit, there will be many activities that may trigger your own excitement. Check out these events. If you are in New York over the weekend of Oct 26–28, visit the fair (and if you have extra time on your hands, stay for the Halloween Parade.)
Designers & Books are excited to be hosting the first-ever book fair in New York City, October 26–28, to focus on architecture and design book publishing—bringing to you live the two topics that we are passionate about: designers (including architects, and graphic, fashion, interior, landscape, product, and urban designers) and the books that inspire them.
This landmark event will include programs featuring leading figures in the design world; publishers, booksellers, and rare book dealers displaying and selling design books; demonstrations of book arts; authors signing their newest books; and more.
And there’s more . . .
The Fair exhibition hall will include approximately 30 U.S. and European design-book publishers and booksellers displaying and selling the newest titles for the Fall and upcoming holiday season, as well as important backlist titles. Special show discounts will be available on many books. There will also be rare and out-of-print book dealers; demonstrations of book arts, including calligraphy, letterpress printing, and bookbinding; and book signings. A special feature of the Fair will be programming in two auditoriums adjacent to the exhibition hall that will include presentations, interviews, and panel discussions—all with leading members of the international design community.