We’re back from yesterday’s book arts fair at OCADU in Toronto, and we had a pretty good time there. Attendance was steady but not so packed for people to have trouble circulating. The weather looked a bit bleak but wasn’t actually that bad, and the sun broke out later in the day. From our tables we had a view of Grange Park, so during lulls in business we could watch the dogs running and playing. It also gave us a view of a beautiful sunset.
As has been usual at recent fairs, most of our sales were of marbled paper, with the remainder being a mix of handmade paper, supplies, and books (that is, commercial books on paper arts, not our own handmade books which we forgot to bring).
We got to meet many of our old friends who either had their own tables at the fair or were just visiting. Thomas Dannenberg from the Book Arts Guild of Richmond Hill had his first taste of selling at this fair; he is a regular at Grimsby Wayzgoose, but the OCADU fair is new for him. I also got to (briefly) meet Amos Kennedy, who was here from Detroit to sell his posters.
All in all a pleasant day, but for getting caught in the traffic jam leaving the One of a Kind show…