New York City has historically been the center of the US publishing industry; it has also been the center of a broader book culture including book-selling, -making, and archiving. What, in 2022, does book-making, book-buying, book-selling, and book-keeping look like? What, for the residents of this city, is a book? We will visit–and talk to–community archivists, printers, rare booksellers, book artists, and special collections. This will be a virtual activity.
This activity will be virtual and self-paced. I will provide information in different modalities wherever possible, to accommodate different accessibility needs.