Archive for the ‘Old Bookshop in New Castle’ Category

Oak Knoll Fest Schedule Posted

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Oak Knoll has now placed the full schedule for its fall Fest, to be held October 1 through 3 in New Castle, Delaware, on its web site.
Highlights include:
–Talks by Alexander Campos and Sarah Nicholls of The Center for Book Arts in New York, Martyn Ould of The Old School Press in Bath, England, and Russell Maret, printer from New York City.
–A reprise of the Friday Symposium (pre-registration required), this time on the topic of “Artists’ Books – Press Books: Siblings or Distant Cousins?” featuring panelists Alexander Campos, Duke Collier, Mark Samuels Lasner, Timothy Murray, Martyn Ould, and Jane Siegel. Many credit the previous symposium with increasing interest among special collections librarians and private collectors.
–A huge book fair with more than 40 exhibitors from around the US, the UK, Canada, and France.
Remember, FPBA’ers: the FPBA annual membership meeting will take place Sunday morning at 10:30 am, and will feature the talk by Russell Maret.
–Bob McCamant

Audio Interview with Bob Fleck, Founder/President of Oak Knoll Books

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Nigel Beale, who blogs over at Nota Bene Books, just posted this audio interview with Bob Fleck of Oak Knoll Books, Publisher of Oak Knoll Press, and longtime FPBA member. Nigel met with Bob recently ‘to talk about the story of his company, about his love of books, of A. Edward Newton, of traveling the globe to meet fellow bibliophiles, of visiting used bookstores, and of the plan Bob has to partner with Between the CoversThe Kelmscott Bookshop, and The Old Bookshop of Bordentown, to convert the second story of his existing premises into a new store called The Bookshop in Old New Castle,’ which opens May 1.

Click here to see a slideshow of the process of remodeling the premises of the Old Bookshop in New Castle.

Top: Bob Fleck. Photo copyright Nigel beale.

Below: Converting Oak Knoll Books into the Old Bookshop in New Castle.

— Paul Razzell