CODEX Foundation Book Fair & Symposium

Peter Koch has spearheaded a new organization, The CODEX Foundation, to “preserve and promote the art and craft of the book.” As part of that charge, CODEX is sponsoring a Book Fair & Symposium Feb. 13-15, 2007 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The theme for the symposium is “The Fate of the Art, The Hand Printed Book in the 21st Century.” The list of speakers is interesting: Robert Bringhurst, Breyten Breytenbach, Sarah Bodman, Felipe Ehrenberg, and Dr. Stefan Soltek; the list of presses (with a few dealers mixed in) that will be at the book fair is also quite impressive. I’d love to go, but it doesn’t seem like a financial possibility (however, if someone would like to sponsor me, I’d be eternally grateful). I hope that it’s a great success (and that someone will provide post-event details for Fine Press News or for Bibliographica)!

Registration is limited to 200 people (the capacity of the hall where the symposium is being held). I’ll duplicate here some of the registration details:

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To register, please print and complete the registration PDF and mail it with a check for the appropriate amount to:

The Codex Foundation
2203 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Prices:

Exhibitor tables at the Book Fair are $500. Each table includes one ticket for the symposium and two complimentary tickets to the Book Fair.

The Symposium is $200.00 per person and includes admission to the book fair for both days.

The GALA Book Fair and CODEX Symposium closing dinner at the The Berkeley Faculty Club will be on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for $55 per person.

Public events:

The price of admission to the fair for the general public for both days is $15. A single-day ticket is $10. A two-day ticket for students (with I.D.) is $5.

Tickets for the Opening preview of the Book Fair on Tuesday evening are $50.

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Questions or requests for further information can be directed to:

contact@codexfoundation.org

(510) 849-0673

The Codex Foundation
2203 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

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