The Bookbinders’ Guild of New York Celebrates Book Show’s 20th Anniversary
The Book Show was the result of a year-long effort by a committee of volunteers—and it is the largest committee in the guild—co-chaired by Lou Bilka, Renata Butera (Pearson Education), and Tracy Cabanis (Alfred A. Knopf), who oversaw the various subcommittees involved in setting up the event, coordinating the judging process, fundraising, gathering the submissions, creating the show catalog, making the awards for the winners, and creating the graphics for the posters, invitations and catalog cover.
Work is already underway for the 21st Annual New York Book Show, which will again be timed to coincide with the Book Business Conference & Expo, March 5-7, 2007, also held in New York City. Judging will take place in November, with the call for entries announced around Oct. 1.
For more information on the Book Show, visit the Guild’s Web site at
Steve Bedney is a sales rep for Ecological Fibers Inc. and has served as the chair of the Bookbinders’ Guild’s program, education and newsletter committees, and as secretary, vice president and president of the Guild. He is the current ex officio of the guild.