from "Blueprint to the Future" by Charlie Eckstein

Spring/Summer 2016: The Tiny Book Show

You are invited! The Tiny Book Show is our latest creative adventure. Our vintage caravan, Maude, will become a bookmobile of Lilliputian proportions, stopping in select locations around the country to display a collection of tiny books hand made by artists and writers from around the world. If you will be near any of these locations this summer, please come out and see us and view this incredible array of marvelous miniature books. 

Our tour schedule is as follows. Please visit our Calendar link for detailed information about our stops.

Saturday, March 19       Bernardsville Public Library, Bernardsville, NJ
Sunday, April 17            Gallery U, Westfield, NJ
April 23                         Rumson, NJ (SPRING FEST - Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School)
Friday, May 6                Brattleboro, VT (part of First Friday Gallery Walk)
May 6-7                         Basilica Farm & Flea, Hudson, NY
Thursday, May 12         Hudson Area Library, Hudson, NY
Saturday, May 20         Richmond, VA Poetry Festival (sponsored by Poetry Society of Virginia)
Monday, May 23          Tiny Book-Making Workshop (Part 1 of 2) at the Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Thursday, May 26        Meet Me in Morristown, Morristown, NJ (Sponsored by Morris Arts)
Saturday, May 28         Tiny Book-Making Workshop and Talk Dinner at The Artist Baker, Morristown, NJ
Monday, June 6           Tiny Book-Making Workshop (Part 2 of 2) at the Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Wednesday, June 8     Caldwell Public Library, Caldwell, NJ
Saturday, June 11          Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY
Sunday, June 12           The Art Garden, Shelburne Falls, MA
Monday, June 13          Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, MA
                                     Read an article from the Greenfield Recorder about this event:
Tuesday, June 14          Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA (Mail Art Exhibit Opening)
Monday, June 20         Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Wednesday, June 22   Kearny Public LIbrary, Kearny, NJ

Thursday, July 7          Depart Nutley, NJ -  SUMMER TOUR BEGINS
Saturday, July 9            Corryville Branch Library, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, July 10             Indianapolis, IN (Tube Factory Artspace, in association with Big Car Collective)      
Monday, July 11             Catalyst Ranch, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, July 12           Central Library, Madison, WI
Friday, July 15               Suzie Cappa Art Center, Rapid City, SD
Saturday, July 16           Custer, SD
                                      Read an article from The Custer Free Press about this event.
Sunday, July 17             Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, July 19            Nampa Public Library, Nampa, ID
Wednesday, July 20     Sacred Money Studios & Prosperity Pie Shoppe, Multnomah Village - Portland, OR
Thursday, July 21          Flora Bowley Studio, Portland, OR
Sunday, July 24            Brick House Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Monday, July 25           Alameda Public Library, Alameda, CA
Tuesday, July 26          Foster City Library, Foster City, CA
Wednesday, July 27    Ojai Public Library, Ojai, CA
Thursday, July 28         Moorpark City Library, Moorpark, CA
Friday, July 29              BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 30         John C. Fremont Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, August 2        Albuquerque Public Library, Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, August 3   The Railyard, Santa Fe, NM (in association with Axle Contemporary)
August 5-7                     McKinney, TX (Miniature Book Society Annual Conclave)
Tuesday, August 9         Paper and Craft, Austin, TX
Saturday, August 13        Clarkston Community Center, Clarkston, GA
Sunday, August 14          Firestorm Books & Coffee, Asheville, NC
Tuesday, August 16        Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC
Wednesday, August 17   Brian Allen Studio, Durham, NC
Thursday, August 18        Lynchburg, VA (The Lynchburg Public Library and Riverviews Artspace
Friday, August 19             Harrisburg, PA (Part of the monthly gallery crawl sponsored by Jump Street)
Saturday, August 20       Newport Public Library, Newport, PA (Sponsored by Perry County Council of the Arts)
Sunday, August 21           Wellington Square Bookshop, Exton, PA

photo and book by Dawn Gonzales

photo and book by Dawn Gonzales

The Tiny Traveling Library that joined us during our Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour was filled with more than 400 books made by children and adults around the country. Its "How-to" titles were so popular - ranging from "How to Annoy Your Siblings" to "How to Make Killer Egg Salad in 6 Minutes" to "How to Do Nothing" - that the library took on a life of its own. Now, two years later, after putting out an official call to artists of all ages and abilities to contribute new books to the growing library, a new collection of 325 miniature books (under 3" tall) will fill our vintage caravan and we will travel across the United States to showcase the collection and inspire strangers to create their own volumes in tiny bookmaking workshops from our hometown in Nutley, New Jersey to Los Angeles, California and back again.

Read more about the show here. And watch a little video about the project here

photo and book by Irene Uhlemann

photo and book by Irene Uhlemann

photo by Bella Cirovic

photo by Bella Cirovic