There are two exciting things coming up this weekend for book-lovers. The first is third biennial CODEX International Book Fair and Symposium taking place February 6-9 at UC Berkeley. There will be lectures (alas, they’re pretty pricey) and a book fair with vendors from all over the world. I am planning on hitting the book fair for sure.
The Codex Foundation is dedicated to preserving the art and craft of the book, and they’re offering a series of workshops on Saturday February 5 at the Kala Art Institute. The Kala Art Institute offers printing and typesitting classes, and is well worth checking out.
I’m particularly excited about a different event happening this weekend: The San Francisco Center for the Book‘s Bookbinding I class! It’s a two-day workshop covering the fundamentals of hardcover bookbinding, and I’m psyched. This is one of the classes that will enable me to repair old, damaged books, and is the first of several I’m planning to take at the SFCB. They offer a ton of workshops related to books, from printing to art to binding.
Looks like February is going to be a good month for book-lovers in the Bay Area!