The Wayzgoose is coming

For all lovers of beautiful books, paper, and print in Vancouver, the Wayzgoose is one event not to be missed. It is that time when letterpress printers, paper marbles, bookbinders and other book artists come together to showcase their work and remind us all why we still like books. So join our celebration on Saturday, October 31, at the Main Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, between 10 am and 4 pm. The event is free and there will be demonstrations of the artists’ crafts. And no, we have not forgotten it is Halloween: if you need a challenge, come dressed as your favourite book…

Wayzgoose poster Sep 3

For those new to the idea of the Wayzgoose, in the old times it used to signify a dinner of goose cooked by a printer apprentice at the end of his apprenticeship. The celebration element survives to this day, and we hope for physical books, the goose is not cooked yet.