Half way through the season of cold winds, blowing snow, and bone chilling rain and I have about half of the stove wood left on the stack. So I guess we will make it through till the daffodils are tossing the yellow heads around in the Spring breezes. I hope everyone enjoyed the first issue of the year and the beginning journey about booksellers. I did receive a lot a favorable feedback, so I will continue along the subject line.
One of the questions we explored in the last issue was the line between a publisher and a bookseller. Stephen Byrne has provided us with a very interesting conversation/ interview between himself and the powerhouse team behind the Glennifer Press, Ian and Helen Macdonald
The Creativity Caravan works with a traveling caravan of books and ideas, check it out. Young children are the future of our existence. Miniature books are a part of their available literature and education. Additionally, the genre is easy for them to understand and be participative with.
The March issue contains two new miniature book reviews. A reflective songbook from Bo Press, Three Songs For Soldier Johnny as well as an engineering marvel, The Construction of the New York Subway from Plum Park.
Featured in this issue is an article by Todd Sommerfeld taking us on a journey with the REM scrolls. I included a reprint of an article by Anne Bromer about miniature books. More than one reader thought it would be a good time for the reprint for the benefit of new subscribers. Lastly, Robert Hanson takes us back a few years with his article about Norman Forgue.
Frequently I mention the need to spread the word about miniature books. Maybe it could be through the MBS Traveling Exhibit, sharing a copy of The Microbibliophile, or just talking about miniature books to people that want to learn more about our marvelous tomes. I was invited to give a presentation about miniature books at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on April 14th. This was certainly a fun night and a good opportunity to meet a lot of new friends.
Please share The Microbibliophile with a friend, bibliophile or not, if they like what we offer, I can send them a post-paid sample issue as well as a subscription form. I have included with this post a look into the future with a copy of our next issue tomes, The Branch Will Not Break, The Origin of Clockwork, The Ship That Sailed To Mars, Toad, The Wolf-King, and the Inverted Jenny.
You can never tell when you may unlock a secret question from someone’s thoughts. Who can foresee what joy may reside on the next page. I am always looking for articles and information from every reader, bring some sunshine onto the scene, and chase away the gray clouds of winter. Thank you for the opportunity to bring The Microbibliophile into your life.