Shop till you drop: this year's Typographics Book Fair goes online
There goes our rent money! Due to recent schedule changes around Covid-19 this year’s 5th Typographics Book Fair in taking place online format, with items for sale from some of the Typophile’s community favorite booksellers till the 26th of July.
As noted “there will be a wide diversity of material available relating to typography, lettering, design, etc, with everything from rare antiquarian type specimens to contemporary titles on modern graphic design.”
Also some booksellers will be available via Zoom video chats at designated times to answer questions, discuss shipping, show off their items, negotiate bulk pricing, and anything they usually do at an in-person book fair.
Here is the list of the booksellers:
Display is an occasional bookstore offering carefully selected and hard-to-find graphic design books, periodicals and ephemera. From the rational to the experimental to the playful, their inventory represents a distinct point of view about modern (c. 1940–1970) graphic design and typography from the United States and beyond.
Draw Down Books is a designer-run publishing platform based in New England, producing small and unique books with a focus on graphic design and typography. Draw Down also sells a wide range of design and typography related titles from both large and small publishers.
Inventory Press publishes books on topics in art, architecture, design, and music, with an emphasis on subcultures, minor histories, and the sociopolitical aspects of material culture.
Katherine Small Gallery presents exhibits meant to encourage affordable collecting as a way for graphic designers and students of design to learn about the history of their field.
Left Bank Books is an online used and rare bookshop specializing in literature and the arts. They feature a hand-picked inventory of used and rare books that reflect their interest in the creative process.
Letterform Archive is participating with gems never before seen at its previous Book Fairs booth “because they were too heavy or too rare to travel.” Bound type foundry specimen catalogs and books designed by Paul Renner, Rudolf Koch, Takenobu Igarashi, Karel Martens, W. A. Dwiggins, and Charles Henri Ford.
Register for the Typographics Book Fair to receive links to the booksellers’ online Book Fair pages and Zoom video booths here.