The Kerrytown BookFest Exhibit: A Celebration of Book Arts In Ann Arbor

Now through October 11, 2012 -- Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

The Kerrytown BookFest celebrates all aspects of book writing and creation. This year, this annual exhibit at AADL focuses on the rich history of book arts developed in the Ann Arbor area over the past 20-plus years. Central to this development has been the evolution of Hollander's shop in Kerrytown. Hollander's owners, Cindy and Tom, the recipients of this year's Community Book Award from the Kerrytown Bookfest, have created an important draw for book artists of all kinds by developing a supply base for materials and by sponsoring classes across the spectrum of book arts.

Drawing from this rich heritage, the exhibit will feature books and ephemera related to books, including bookbindings, paper making, illustration, printing, marbling and other related items. Some will come from Hollander's and some from the multitude of book-related artists who have contributed to the depth and breadth of book arts in Ann Arbor.

Related Events:

Kerrytown BookFest 2012 Reception & Exhibit Opening: Friday, Sept. 7 | 7-8:30 PM | Downtown Multi-Purpose Room | All are invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibit and the upcoming BookFest. Enjoy elegant refreshments, exquisite music by harpist Deborah Gabrion, and an introduction and inside look at this exhibit by local bookbinder and book collector John MacKrell.

10th Annual Kerrytown BookFest: Sunday, Sept. 9 | Farmers' Market in Kerrytown Celebrate those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight the area's rich heritage in the book and printing arts while showcasing local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations. Since 2003, The Kerrytown BookFest has been growing, sharing, and discovering more and more about the rich book culture in this region. Visit for a list of events.