Broadcast from Java House
Friday, July 22, 10 a.m.
KSUI Host Ben Kieffer will interview several conference presenters, including Mary
Lynn Ritzenthaler, Chief of the Document Conservation
Laboratory at the National Archives and Records Administration, and
parchment maker Jesse Meyer.The
Java House is located at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.
The broadcast can also be heard via our web streaming at http://wsui.uiowa.edu/ by clicking on “Listen to WSUI”.
Half-day Walking Tours (Optional)
Friday, July 22,1-4
p.m & Monday, July 25, 9-noon.
Participants can sign-up for half-day tours at
the conference site during registration.
- Self-guided tour of bookstores: This
is your opportunity to peruse our local and diverse bookstores, including
Prairie Lights Bookstore,
and used bookstores Northside Book Market, Murphy-Brookfield Books,
the Haunted Bookstore, and the Book Shop. For a preview, visit
this article on Iowa City's community of used bookstores. A map
will be provided to you to aid you on your bookish venture.
- Local private binderies & studios: Iowa
City hand bookbinders, book artists and calligrapher will welcome
you on a (semi-shuttled) walking studio tour. The participants include
Black Bird Bindery (Penny McKean) Naughty
Dog Press (Emily Martin), the bindery of former Bill Anthony
apprentice, Larry Yerkes and studio of calligrapher Cheryl Jacobsen.
Reading/Roundtable at Prairie Lights
Saturday, July 23 5-6 p.m.
15 S. Dubuque Street, Downtown Iowa City
Show Presenter Candle
Light Press will be
featured at Prairie
Lights Bookstore in downtown
Iowa City. Many of Candle Lights authors and creators will be there to talk
about their books, POD and what it's like to be a really small publisher.
Saturday, July 23, 7-9
Iowa Memorial Union
Featuring John Dean as Banquet
UI Center for the Book Open House
Sunday, July 24 late afternoon, 4-5
Conference participants will have
an opportunity to tour UICB facilities,
including the Fine Press, Type Kitchen, and Kolarik Bookbinding Studio.
UICB Student work will be on display. There will be opportunities for
prospective students to interview for the program.
Iowa Style Picnic
July 24, 5-7 p.m.
Wheelroom patio, Iowa Memorial Union
Full Day Tours
Monday, July 25, 8am-4pm
Interested participants must pre-register for full day tours on their
conference registration form.
Enjoy an inside look
at the three innovative divisions of Library Binding Service.
You will tour the LBS parent division to understand the materials
and equipment used to produce library bindery endpapers. Next the
Corporate Image division will present its printing and designing
technologies for production of corporate publications. Finally we
will tour the Archival Products division to see production of elegant
UICB Historical Printing
Studio. Here you will see three
machines in action, each representing an important era of printing
from metal type. The Reliance iron press
represents the early centuries of letterpress printing. The Star
Kelsey jobber recalls the work of innumerable small town trades people
who printed everything from flour sacks to wedding announcements.
The Model 31 Linotype line setting and casting machine commemorates
the technology and operators who produced daily newspapers and popular
books at lightning speed.
will then be taken to Denmark, Iowa, to witness the home and facilities
of Larry Raid's "Linotype