Verso Magazine launches down under

Alan Loney and friends are now trying a magazine to spread the word about book arts in Australia and New Zealand. We’ve got the PDF description available, but the short of it is: –The first issue will appear this November, and it is scheduled to appear...

Toby English dies

Toby, who was head of the Oxford book fair so many of us have enjoyed over the years, died as soon as he had predicted. “Dear Friends of Toby. Toby joined the Dance of Death at 8.30 am this morning, peacefully at home. Thank you to everyone for their love and...

Contests at Oxford Fair announced

The Fair has two kinds of awards. The first, called the “Judges Choice Awards,” go to books on display at the fair. This goes to 3, 4, or 5 books (judges decide at the time), published since the previous fair, that they deem particularly worthwhile in...

Toby English steps down as Oxford fair manager

In a message to exhibitors, Toby English announced that due to extreme ill health, hw will not be able to continue as fair manager for the Oxford Fair this year (October 31 and November 1). His message concluded, “This would have been the 6th (or 7th?) Fine...