Wayzgoose

WAYZGOOSE 2017 
Annual Book Arts Fair

Saturday, April 29, 2017 ~ 9am - 5pm
Admission is FREE!








The first Grimsby Wayzgoose was a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors. Since then the goose has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with regular participants and visitors coming from across Ontario, Quebec and the North Eastern states. Every year, on the last Saturday in April, letterpress printers, printmakers, paper makers, bookbinders and more, gather at the gallery to share their love of the bookarts with the public and colleagues alike. Many exquisite items are available for sale, but the spirit of camaraderie is more important than financial gain for these practitioners.
  
The Wayzgoose Anthology has been part of the tradition since 1981. Sections, known as signatures, are hand bound into a highly collectable volume. Produced in an edition of only 115 copies, the Anthology is an original and lasting keepsake and also a means by which private presses that cannot come to Grimsby for the event are able to have a presence. Anthologies are $80 each; sales help to offset the costs associated with Wayzgoose. The 2017 Anthology will be launched on the 29th; many back issues are also available.

Wayzgoose provides a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions that turned us into a literate society. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones on Saturday, April 29th.




Generously Sponsored by:

Alphabet Bookshop, Attic Books, Aulward Graphics, Hugh Anson-Cartwright, Fine Books
The Japanese Paper Place,  J.H. Gordon Books,  Steam Whistle Brewing & Van Huizen Bookbinding


 




Wayzgoose Anthologies

It has become part of the Wayzgoose tradition to produce an Anthology of work by the various participants. Sections, known as signatures, are hand bound into a volume that is sought after and cherished by many bibliophiles. Produced in an limited edition of 115, the Anthology is an original and lasting keepsake and also a means by which private presses that cannot come to Grimsby for the event are able to have a presence. The sale of these anthologies helps to offset the costs associated with Wayzgoose.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has copies of the Anthology from previous years on sale for the extraordinary price of $85.00 (includes HST and shipping). If you would like to purchase this unique work of art, please contact the Gallery

Pictured below are a selection of Signatures from our Wayzgoose 2011 Anthology:



Gerard Brender A Brandis Stratford



Ink Petals Press Woodbridge


Jackson Creek Press Peterborough



Mpress Woodbridge



Rogue's Hollow Press Newburgh















Trip Print Press Toronto