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Exhibition of Contemporary Bindings at Bonhams & Butterfields

Bonhams & Butterfields will be hosting an exhibition of bindings from the 2009 Bookbinders International Competition, from February 12 – March 6, 2010. This exhibition is free to the public and open from 10am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Please visit us and view these wonderful creations.

Bound for Success is an exhibition of 117 bindings from 21 countries entered for the Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2009. Out of a total of 240 entries, these were deemed as being the best bindings by the judges. The first prize was awarded to Alain Taral of France, and the second prize was won by Jenny Grey of the UK. Both prizes were given by Mark Getty in honor of his father Sir Paul Getty.

These bindings were first exhibited at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, then at the Boston Public Library. After San Francisco, they will be shown at the Grolier Club in New York.

Designer Bookbinders is one of the foremost societies devoted to the craft of fine bookbinding, with an international reputation. It promotes competitions, publications and workshops for the promotion of the craft.

February 12, 2010 – March 6, 2010
10am-5pm, Monday – Friday
220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103