Book Arts 101:
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

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On the Fifth of March, 2007, a car bomb was detonated on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, amongst the stalls of booksellers and bookshops in the cultural heart of the city in a targeted attack on the city's intellectual center. In the weeks that followed, an organized response, assembled by poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil, came about. It's grown over the years to involve poets, letterpress printers, and book artists from all over the world, and on this fourteenth anniversary of the devastation, we'll gather virtually through this Book Arts 101 broadcast to celebrate the creative spirit.

Book of the Week: Spanish Landscapes

by Susan Allix

It is in the simple artistry, prose, and craft that artist Susan Allix speaks to us in Spanish Landscapes. You follow the artist through her time in Spain but in a way and with an expression which offers such great insight that are you not so much transported to the place, than the mind of the witness living in that moment of time....

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All in person events and workshops normally scheduled at the Jaffe Center are canceled indefinitely due to the covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be back to our regular operating schedule soon. In the meantime, we've put together an extensive selection of virtual programming for you to enjoy, which includes Book Arts 101 talks, virtual Real Mail Fridays Letter Writing Socials, book arts workshops you can take at home, and our virtual Library Wayzgoose Festival. The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is open only by virtual appointment at this time No in person visits. To request a virtual appointment, or ask to be added to our email list, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.