With the holidays just around the corner — no pressure! — the publishing industry makes a big push in the fall, right before gift-giving season. Add to that local news about bookstores opening and a number of text-centered art exhibits, and we’re in a literary state of mind.
Watkins College adds its voice to the conversation this weekend, debuting the two-day Handmade & Bound Nashville handmade books festival. The celebration spotlights artists’ books, zine publishing, comic authors, indie distributors, collectors and aficionados. There will be opportunities to buy, sell and trade, along with film screenings, discussions and workshops.
The fest launches tonight with an opening reception for the Encoded Structures: Interpreting the Story exhibition at the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Gallery. Handmade & Bound is a free, family-friendly event. See handmadeboundnashville.com for a full schedule.