Journey of Thomas the Rhymer (author unkown)

Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books (CBPPB) touring exhibition
Sponsored by Designer Bookbinders, UK

Tour venues:

  • 15 May - 22 August:
    St Bride Foundation, London
  • 11 Sept - 13 December:
    Houghton Library, Harvard University, Massachusetts, with the opening reception on the 10th
  • 10 Jan - 28 March 2015:
    Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 10 April - 19 Apr 2015:
    Bonhams, New York
  • 6 June - 5 July 2015:
    San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco

A catalog is available.

Scott Kellar´s binding of ´Journey of Thomas the Rhymer´

The Old Stile Press 2000
number 104 of 220

In this medieval legend Thomas´ journey with a fairy queen takes him through many wonders to arrive at her castle where he spends seven years with the fairy folk. Hastening away when the Devil approaches, he returns to back to ´Middle Earth´, now speaking only the truth and in rhyme. In my version, the fairy queen creates this stained glass window in her castle to remember him by.

Books Will Speak Plain by Julia Miller

Guild of Book Workers, Midwest Chapter

PLAINLY SPOKEN travelling (set book) exhibit venues:

  • November 11, 2013 - January 6, 2014
    Kenneth Spencer Research Library
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • January 31, 2014 - April 10, 2014
    University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, MI
  • April 22, 2014 - July 8, 2014
    Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
  • August 14, 2014 - November 30 2014
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • February 6, 2015- April 26, 2015

Printable catalog HERE

Scott Kellar´s binding of ´Books Will Speak Plain´.
This binding references those intriguing books that have accumulated layers of history, home repair, and minutiae that often work to obscure each other. The composite often reveals an engaging makeshift elegance, offering clues to the history of its long and varied life.


Fantasy & Nonsense by James W. Riley

Guild of Book Workers, Rocky Mountain Chapter

Venue: J. Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah in Salt Lake City. September 7 - November 4 2012. A catalog is available.

Scott Kellar's binding of 'Fantasy & Nonsense'. Winner, Third Place Prize.