[GBW] Call for Entries-One Book, Many Interpretations: Second Edition

Lesa Dowd ldowd at chipublib.org
Wed Dec 8 15:08:19 EST 2010

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One Book, Many Interpretations: Second Edition
Call for Entries

Inaugurated for Chicago Book Week in the fall of 2001, the One Book, One Chicago program is launched each spring and fall to cultivate a culture of reading in Chicago by bringing our diverse city together around one outstanding book.

In the fall of 2011, Chicago will celebrate ten years of the One Book, One Chicago program. To commemorate this occasion, the Chicago Public Library is asking bookbinders to interpret the ten most recent One Book, One Chicago selections through the art of binding. You are cordially invited to participate in the One Book, Many Interpretations: Second Edition exhibition. This exhibition will open in August 2011 at the Chicago Public Library's Special Collections Exhibit Hall with a Winter Garden reception.

* The exhibit will be juried to include the top bindings created for each title (maximum 50 books total).  Monetary prizes will be awarded for the best binding submitted for each One Book title.

* The Chicago Public Library wishes to have all One Book selections represented by artistic bindings in the exhibition. In order to accomplish this, you will be asked to rank the books in order of preference for binding. Each binder's rankings as well as the date each official Intent to Enter form is received will be used to assign titles to binders.

* The first 100 binders to submit the Intent to Enter will also receive a reading copy of the assigned book with their registration packets. The binder may choose to bind this edition or select another edition of the same book.

Completed Intent forms must be received no later than January 17, 2011.

To receive an official Intent to Enter form, please send your name and mailing address to:
Lesa Dowd, Conservator
Special Collections and Preservation Division
Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Email: ldowd at chipublib.org

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