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2002 Small Press Book Fair - March 23-24

Independent Publishing's Leading Book FairWith a Literary Focus
Independent publishers from across the nation meet on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, 2002 for the fourteenth Small Press Book Fair at the Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, New York City. Over 200 independent publishers give new meaning to "consumer choice" with a multi-hued selection of books and magazines on all imaginable subjects. Books on sale range from avant-garde to retrospective, helpful manuals to hand-bound letter-press treasures, controversial to delightful. This year's fair will also present a literary focus, featuring some of the country's best literary presses.

In addition to four floors of books on sale, special events at the fair include Panels on Publishing, Readings, Book-Making Demonstrations, a Program on Small Press Author of the Year - Zora Neale Hurston, and a Forum with 2002's Poor Richard's Award honoree -- this year Florence Howe, Founder of the Feminist Press. The award, named after Benjamin Franklin's gadfly almanacker in the spirit of a free press, honors individual contributions to the field, previous winners include: Bill Henderson, Andre Schiffrin and Barney Rosset.

The Small Press Book Fair is one of the main events of Small Press Month, a national promotion of independent publishers that takes place each March - "It's What's Between the Covers that Counts" is the theme for 2002. The Book Fair and all events are free and open to the public.

There are still spaces available for interested independent publishers. For exhibitor information, visit, e-mail, or call 212/764-7021.