Each year the Miniature Book Society hosts an annual gathering of its members referred to as a Conclave. The Conclave - typically a three-day event - is held every autumn in a different city and is eagerly anticipated by the members. Recent Conclaves have been held in Princeton NJ, San Diego CA, Seattle WA, Ann Arbor MI, New Orleans LA and Dublin, Ireland. Attendees look forward to guest speakers, tours, workshops, book auctions, a book swap and an all-day book fair, but most of all, connecting with fellow miniature book enthusiasts and the camaraderie that miniature book lovers share.
MBS Grand Conclave XXXV
Friday, August 11 – 14, 2017
Next summer the Grand Conclave XXXV will be held in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, during the fiftieth anniversary of the “Summer of Love”.
The downtown Oakland Marriott will be the Conclave hotel, with great meeting spaces, a panoramic view from the Skyline Room (where we will have our meals), and recently redecorated rooms. The hotel is just a few short blocks from BART, with easy access to both Oakland and San Francisco Airports. A trip into downtown San Francisco itself only takes about 10–15 minutes from the 12th Street Oakland Station.
We will have great workshops with Book Artists Judith Serebrin and Alisa Goldin, and visit the collections at the Book Club of California and the Special Collections of the San Francisco Public Library. Julie Chen, internationally renowned Book Artist and a professor at the Book Arts program at Mills College, will be our speaker at the Sunday night awards dinner.
In addition, Dorothy A. and Susan Hunt Yule (les2twins), who are hosting, are working on a very special limited edition book to commemorate this auspicious celebration of tiny books and good friendships.
Dorothy A. Yule & Susan Hunt Yule, Conclave Hosts