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Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts to host 5th annual Book Arts Bazaar on April 9

Book Arts Bazaar

On Sunday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts will present its fifth annual Book Arts Bazaar in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus.

The bazaar will include more than 40 artisan vendors -- book artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators and writers -- who will sell handmade goods such as fine press books, artists’ books, broadsides, fine bindings, decorated papers and journals. Many of the vendors are from Maine and others will travel from as far away as New York.

book arts“We are thrilled to present the Book Arts Bazaar again this year,” said Rebecca Goodale, coordinator for the Chappell center. “The Bazaar is a fun and friendly event. It’s a chance to see what the talented members of the northeast book arts community have been working on and to connect with others, chat and make new friends.”

The mission of the Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts is to delight, engage and enlighten book artists and the wider public through outstanding exhibits, lectures and workshops related to book arts.

Book Arts Bazaar
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 6
Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
34 Bedford St., Portland

This event is free and open to the public. Vendors will accept cash or checks. For more information, call (207) 228-8014 or visit