A Week in York

Some belated snapshots from last month’s visit to York:

Everyone told me that York was beautiful, but I didn’t really understand until I arrived. This walled city — home to Romans, Vikings, and Richard III — hosts the York Antiquarian Book Seminar (YABS) each fall, a great resource for booksellers looking to learn the trade.yorkwallruinimg_2495gateI gave the enthusiastic (if jetlagged) YABS keynote on a Monday morning, 4 AM Brooklyn time:keynote

And had a wonderful week with the seminar faculty and students. On the YABS faculty side, here are Anthony Smithson of Keel Row Books and Justin Croft:anthonyjustin

The inimitable Jonathan Kearns:jonathan

The inspiring Sophie Schneideman, just leaving Janette Ray in York:heathersophie

Dinner at Akbar’s with Simon Beattie and this year’s featured dealer Jenny Allsworth:akbarsBonus shot: Sophie and Jonathan with the fabled “curtains of naan”:akbars2

After the seminar, it was time to set up at the York National Book Fair, the largest book fair in England — and an opportunity to catch up with Fuchsia Voremberg of Maggs, and expat Brooke Palmieri, newly appointed editor of Printing History:img_2542

A million thanks to YABS student Kait Mellini for her help at the Honey & Wax stand:

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And then, farewell York! I look forward to walking your streets again one day.

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And hello, Brooklyn!plane

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