8th Annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair Saturday, April 5th, and Sunday April 6th, 2014, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum 453 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY.
This is our eighth year, and we'd love to have your individual support in order to keep the book fair growing. We were lucky enough to receive a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for marketing and promotion this year, but that still leaves a lot of incidental costs: tables and chairs, equipment rental, travel for keynote speakers, logistics! In order to offset those costs, we wanted to make amazing handmade pieces to send your way for your contribution!
This year is going to be immense - for the second time, the Fair will be hosted on TWO days - over 125 vendors from all over the Great Lakes Region, as well as Miami, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, NYC, Pittsburgh, Montreal and more.
The fair has been an amazing success every single year, and we can make 2014 a breakthrough year with your help. We've even heard rumors that it's now become the largest small press book fair in the country!
Remember this event is FREE and open to the public!
In 2013 we had over 125 vendors and over 4,500 participants!
Check out the brand new website and the 2014 event details at www.buffalosmallpress.org.
Mission statement: The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is a regional two-day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, and other cultural workers (and enthusiasts) together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their art, and peddle their wares.
Risks and challenges
The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair will go on, but each year the event poses new challenges. Costs go up, but we've done everything in our power to keep table fees the same for years; it's important to keep the Fair free and inclusive. With your help, we can overcome the incremental increases in logistical costs without detriment to the spirit of the Fair (or passing the cost along) - always fun, always FREE and open to the public, and always affordable.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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