First Friday of Each Month
3 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
February 2016 marked the third anniversary of Real Mail Fridays,
and this monthly pen-to-paper event is showing no signs of slowing
down. Real Mail Fridays is the antithesis to our fast paced world of
text messages and emails. Think about the last time you found a
handwritten letter in your mailbox: It's a magical moment, isn't it?
We hold that letter, we pause, we look at it. It's a moment out of
time and a small cause for celebration. Real Mail Fridays is all
about harnessing that magic and in this spirit, Real Mail
enthusiasts gather at JCBA each First Friday of the month to spread
more joy and celebration in the world. We've had as many as 60
people gathered here for these fab letterwriting socials.
We supply everything you need: amazing papers, letterpress printed cards, pens and inks, rubber stamps and other art supplies. We always have commemorative stamps for you and, of course, cookies and tea and coffee (we like our cookies here at JCBA!). Feel free to bring your own stuff, too. A $10 donation grants you access to everything. Come enjoy a fun afternoon and bring a friend... and make some new friends while you're at it.
We gather 3 to 6 PM each First Friday of the month (except for university holidays). Come when you can and leave when you must.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.
Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $1 per hour.
Our Annual Pie Sale Fundraiser has become a bit of an
institution, which is all right by us. It begins with Pi:
mathematical pi (3.14159265), which happens to pair nicely with the
14th of March 14 (3/14), and also happens to relate to printing,
because printers have a dreaded circumstance also known as pie.* As
a result, March 14 has become our favorite day to eat pie. JCBA
helps you do just that with our Annual Pi Day Pie Sale Fundraiser,
where every pie sale directly supports the Jaffe Center for Book
ORDER DEADLINE: Wednesday March 8 at 5 PM
PIE PICK UP DAY: Tuesday March 14 (noon to 6 PM) at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, inside FAU's Wimberly Library
We're teaming up as usual with the world famous Upper Crust Pie
Company of Lake Worth, Florida, and it's easy as pie to take part.
Honest. Here's how it works:
1. Order a pie from us. Or order a whole bunch of pies.
2. Pay us 20 bucks for each pie. (Pay more if you are feeling particularly generous. Your pie purchases and extra donations this Pie Sale all support the JCBA Education Fund.)
3. Pick up your Upper Crust pies from us on Tuesday March 14 between noon and 6 PM here at JCBA at FAU's Wimberly Library.
LOTS of PIES TO CHOOSE FROM!
Meringue Pies: Lemon Meringue, Banana Meringue, Coconut Meringue, Butterscotch Meringue, Peanut Butter Meringue, Blackbottom Rum Meringue, Dutch Chocolate Meringue, and German Chocolate Meringue.
Fruit Pies: Apple, Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Dutch Apple Crumb, Pumpkin, Pecan, Blueberry, Cherry, Raspberry, Mixed Berry (raspberry, blueberry, and cherry), Egg Custard, and Coconut Custard.
Cream Pies: Dutch Chocolate Cream, German Chocolate Cream, Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, Pina Colada Cream, Cuppucino Cream, Key Lime, Lemon Cream, Peanut Butter Cream, Butterscotch Cream, and Black Bottom Rum Cream.
Sugar Free Pies (sweetened with Nutrasweet): Apple.
Specialty Pies: French Cream Cheese and Sour Cream Apple.
TO ORDER send an email to JCBA Office Manager Eric Bush <email@example.com> or phone Eric at (561) 297-4189. In your email or phone message (should you get his voicemail), tell us what pies you'd like to order and how many (also note your choice of meringue or cream topping, should that be applicable). The last day to order your pie is Wednesday, March 8 by 5 PM. You can pay for your pies when you pick them up on Tuesday March 14, between noon and 6 PM.
These are no rinky-dink grocery store pies, by the way. Upper Crust pies are 9 inch deep dish with the flakiest crusts you will ever taste. Fillings are never canned; Rudy the Baker uses only fresh frozen fruit in his fruit pies. The Upper Crust has been family owned and operated in Lake Worth since 1978 when Raul Quintero moved his family from Pompano Beach to Lake Worth, Florida, where he bought an old cake shop on Dixie Highway. But pie was Raul's thing. After many years of hard work and determination Raul passed the reins over to his son, Rudy, who has been baking pies using Raul's recipes and the best ingredients for more than 30 years now. Rudy says his dad taught him a simple business philosophy: "He told me if you do one thing, do it well. For us, that's pie."
The Upper Crust has become a bit of a Palm Beach County icon, too. During holiday weeks, the Quinteros work daily from 2 AM to 7 PM, baking thousands of pies to meet demand. Their Key Lime Pie was voted the Best in Palm Beach County by the readers of the Palm Beach Post, and they were also voted winner for best pies in the “Best of Boca & Beyond 2008” edition of Boca Raton magazine, as well as being featured in many other news articles in rags like the Wall Street Journal, The Palm Beach Post, and Sun Sentinel. The Upper Crust has also gotten quite a few mentions over the years in Convivio Bookworks' "Dispatches from Lake Worth" written by JCBA Director John Cutrone, who, happily, lives near the bakery.
*What is printer's pie, you ask? Printer's pie is a big mess and a big headache: It's when a printer or his printer's devil accidentally spills a case of type. We much prefer Upper Crust pie, and so will you.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive (formerly Broward Avenue). Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage. Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $1 per hour.