Join us in celebrating Northeast Ohio’s active community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books during Octavofest 2013! Learn about our rich local resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts. Visit venues where printmakers, paper sculptors, conservators, book artists, and bookbinders are exploring, creating, preserving, and exhibiting works that use two of humankind’s greatest technologies: books and paper. Plan to join us in October for one of the many Octavofest events that honor the wonderful, indomitable book—please peruse our list of events to select those that you must attend!
Octavofest draws its name from the “Octavo,” a traditional book format in which a large sheet of paper or parchment is folded three times to produce eight leaves. Antiquarian octavo format books include many rare, valuable, and beautiful objects.