Two Sweet Briar College students, Katie Holloway and Sally Toms, learn to set movable type at the Virginia Arts of the Book Center.
Kickstarting a Lasting Passion for Books
The VABC and students from Sweet Briar College partnered to pull off a fundraising tour de force
Beautiful blue flax blossoms bloom for one day.
Students from the VABC and U.Va. community rediscover the connection between flax and early human civilization as they learn to make paper from flax plants cultivated in a mountainside garden.
An attendee at a fantasy and science fiction panel in 2013. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
One for the Books
In two decades, the Virginia Festival of the Book has gone from a booklover’s vision to a mainstay of the Charlottesville literary scene.
VABC Miniature Book Project
Virginia Arts of the Book Center is trying to raise $6,000 for their most ambitious Annual Member’s Project to date. They’ll be creating “a bakers dozen” of Miniature Books and need some special equipment to produce these unique works of art.
Book Festival: Cool On All Fronts
It may have been the coldest Virginia Festival of the Book in its nineteen-year history: March 20-24, 2013, was unseasonably chilly and ended with a bit of a blizzard. Perfect book weather, really…all you wanted to do was stay inside, listen, or read. The celebrated March event came in with a liftoff and went out […]
Book Festival Author Confronts Human Trafficking
The trade in human beings—for sex and labor—is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world today, and it’s happening just below the surface of our everyday lives. Festival of the Book author Corban Addison believes sex trafficking can be defeated.
The Chevy vegetating at Moyock Muscle, early 2010
The Life of a ’57 Chevy
There are thirteen people packed between the covers of Earl Swift’s book-in-progress, but the star is a ’57 Chevrolet Townsman wagon. Auto Biography tells the true story of the car and its many owners.
A peek inside the amazing miniature book Amanda Nelsen created as a response to the deluge of credit card offers arriving in her home. She has included bits of the actual offers as inclusions in her handmade abaca paper.
Finding inspiration in junk mail and credit card solicitations, Amanda Nelsen created a unique miniature book. VABC’s Josef Beery tells the story behind this book, which will be on display at the VABC and UVa’s Special Collections Library.