The Petrarch Press

Meet us at CODEX 2009

CODEX Foundation Logo.CAN YOU BELIEVE TWO YEARS have almost passed since the first CODEX book fair in 2007 gathered together an impressive congress of the world’s finest private presses, book artists, artisans, curators, collectors, and scholars?

With such an impressive beginning, we wouldn’t dare miss the 2009 biennial CODEX International Book Fair and Symposium, scheduled from February 9 through 11, 2009 on the campus of The University of California Berkeley. We have reserved our place among the 120 booths for printers and international publishers and we hope to see you there.

CODEX Book Fair.The inaugural fair in 2007 provided an opportunity to see and be seen in a relaxed setting; a chance for all to admire the current work of a truly international group of book artists and artisans. The fair itself featured hand-press printers and fine art presses and included booksellers, bookbinders, papermakers, bibliophile organizations, and educational programs in the book arts.

Canticle of the Creatures - Handmade EditionThis year, we will be exhibiting our newest publication, Canticle of the Creatures by Francis of Assisi, in original Umbrian text with English translation by John Venerella. We will also have copies on display of our earlier Gospel According to Philip and Thoughts from the Letters of Petrarch. To purchase one of these beautiful books now, contact us by clicking here.

The second biennial CODEX International Book Fair will be taking place in the ASUC Pauley Ballroom on the campus of the University of California Berkeley. The ballroom is near the intersection of Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft way. The fair is rapidly becoming the “world’s fair” of the book as art and artifact. Over 120 artists from around the globe will be exhibiting what amounts to “a staggering panopoly of riches.” For the latest information on the bookfair, visit the CODEX Foundation website.

The CODEX Foundation has a worthy aim to preserve and promote the art and craft of the book. We share that aim and hope to see you there.