Sunday, September 27, 2020



A Brief History of the Ukulele by Peter and Donna Thomas

There’s something about miniature things that intrigue and delight many people. If you’re one of those miniature enthusiasts then you’re certain to enjoy NORBAG’s October Zoom event. Donna and Corky LaVallee have been collecting miniature books since 2017. Their collection now numbers over 300 books! They love to collect artist books, one-of-a-kind or small edition books and moveable books. In the United States, a miniature book is usually considered to be one which is no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness. Outside of the United States, books up to four inches are often considered. Donna is the membership chairman of the Miniature Book Society, an international organization of miniature book lovers, collectors, makers and dealers. As such she has gotten to know many of the makers of the books that she and Corky own.

The Mailbox: A Postal ABC by JoAnna Poehlmann

The Windhover by Pat Sweet

Here is a teaser of Donna & Corky's collection

In this Zoom presentation, Donna and Corky will do a show and tell of the oldest, smallest, and tallest of their books. They will showcase interesting structures, unique bindings and glorious papers. They will talk about how to start a collection, what sort of things other people collect and how to document a collection.

After Donna and Corky's presentation we will show the October exchange books and give participants an opportunity to share information about their book or just have their colophon read.

When:    Saturday, October 10 at noon PST

Where:   On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom

RSVP:    YES, to Dolores (contact information in the newsletter) by October 5 to receive the password

The following notice was received from Pati Bristow, our member in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out the link for a wealth of interesting events.

The Book Arts JAM is virtual this year (no big surprise), but the good news is it will run for the entire month of October. There are speakers ( live, which will be recorded for future viewing), online classes (for a fee), on demand classes (free with links to YouTube), Artisan Marketplace, resource list, and several galleries of members works. 

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