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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 2018! Events this year will highlight books and paper arts in a global context.

Featured Octavofest Guest at the Morgan Conservatory this Summer

The Morgan Conservatory’s Summer Workshops are open for registration, and include several workshops focusing on book binding and book arts techniques.

The Morgan is excited to have Jim Canary, featured speaker with Octavofest 2018, teaching there this summer. The Morgan Conservatory seeks out nationally recognized artists and educators to teach workshops in book binding and book arts, hand papermaking, and printmaking.

For a select list of related workshops, download the Morgan's Book Arts Workshop Flier. Additional workshop descriptions, full teaching artist’s biographies, and registration are available online at http://www.morganconservatory.org/workshops-by-category.

Jim Canary is the Conservator at the University of Indiana, Bloomington’s Lilly Library . The Lilly Library is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as well as a center of cultural enrichment. He has expertise on Asian book history, conservation, and preservation, and has worked with ancient Tibetan manuscripts. Canary will also participate in Octavofest events in Cleveland in late October.

More about Octavofest

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 for one of the many Octavofest events that honor the wonderful, indomitable book

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.

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