Ninth Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium
Styles of Collecting, Styles of the Book
Every year vendors of binding materials, paper, stationery, and other goods and services used in the book arts exhibit their products and contribute funds to the Symposium, so that New Jersey students can attend at no cost. Vendor support is thanks largely to the efforts of Ralph Ocker, a long time member of the Planning Committee of the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium. Here is a portrait of Ralph, which also appears in the pie plate series. The following views, in no particular order, are intended to show how the vendors are part of the culture of the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium.