Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 100
June 1995

Member News

PRISCILLA SPITLER formally left BookLab in Austin, Texas on March 31 to go into private practice and the teaching of bookbinding. Her ties with BookLab, however, remain strong, as she continues to do contract work for them. Her telephone number is (512) 452-1529.

JOHN DEMERRITT and DOMINIC RILEY continued their television career on San Franciscos "Cable 54 City Watch presents `At the Public Library" program in April with an interview with Alistair Johnson and Frances Butler of Poltroon Press. The Poltroon Press exhibition at the SFPL, "Trance & Recalcitrance: The Private Voice in the Public Realm", was shown in Special Collections during April and May. Dominic and John also conducted a study group on Victorian Trade Bindings at the Library on April 15 sponsored by PCBA.

PETER VERHEYEN has been appointed to the position of Conservation Librarian in the Syracuse University Library effective July 1. While there he will be setting up a book conservation lab, training staff and working on outreach programs in addition tocompleting his MLS there. His new address (effective 7/27) will be 202 Berkeley Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210. 315.475.0012. He can be reached via E-mail at until that changes to a Syracuse account in early July.

MICK LeTOURNEAUX has accepted the position of General Collections Conservator of Princeton University Libraries as of April 15th. His address is: Princeton University, Preservation Department, Firestone Library, One Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544. Tel: (609) 683-7521, e-mail: letourn@pucc.bitnet.

KEN BROWNLOW has recently moved from Winston-Salem, NC and is now at 196 Chestnut Trail, Mocksville, NC 27028-7121.

ROBBIN AMI SILVERBERG, of Dobbin Books, has received a 1995 Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category of Drawing/Printmaking/Artist Books. Congratulations!

The latest issue of Art et Metiers du Livre, #190, March/April contains a six-page article on SÜN EVRARD and her work. Entitled "Sün Evrard: Nomade desprit", it begins with "Atypical, is how one must define the career of Sün Evrard". There is an English summary of the article on p.62. Süns one-woman exhibition opened May 4 in Paris. A review appears in this Newsletter.

ELIZABETH MORSE has a new work address because the lab has moved from temporary to permanent quarters on campus: Harvard University Library, Conservation Laboratory, 59 Plympton St., Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-8596; fax: 496-8344.

JEN LINDSAY, British bookbinder and teacher, recently moved into new quarters in London. Her present address: 1c Chippenham Mews, London W9 2AN, England.

ALEN THENEN and SHERELYN OGDEN were married in Boston in May. In wedded bliss they are now commuting between St. Paul and Boston, respectively, where they continue in their bookbinding and conservation careers.