Trade Show


The Trade Show is open to the public and has vendors selling supplies and materials for book artists. The vendors are listed below along with a brief description.

Trade show tables are available at a cost of $50 per each 6′ x 3′ table.   You can participate in either or both days for the same cost.  Set up is Friday a.m. prior to opening of the trade show at 11:30 a.m.  Trade show hours are Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

If you are interested in being a Trade Show Vendor or have questions, please contact:

Christine Trexel







J. Hewit & Sons Ltd: The company of J Hewit & Sons Ltd. is a family run business now in at least its seventh generation. We produce range of fine leathers, predominantly for use in hand and craft bookbinding applications. We also produce leather for use in bagpipes (pipe bags). We are now a one-stop manufacturer and supplier for all bookbinding requirements – leather, materials, equipment, tools or sundries.

Colophon:  Colophon Book Arts Supply is owned and operated by Mary Uthuppuru in Bloomington, Indiana. It is primarily an online retail store serving the unique and widespread book arts community composed of beginning students to advanced professionals that practice, teach, and study making books by hand. Colophon serves the needs of this diverse group with an extensive stock of tools and materials for bookbinding, marbling and their related disciplines, and maintains an intimate connection with its customers that has been fostered for years. Through individualized correspondence during the ordering process and personal connections at professional events, Colophon seeks to provide its customers with quality tools and materials that will inspire them to make great work.

Hiromi Paper: For more than 30 years, Hiromi Paper, Inc. has led the way in bridging communication and collaboration between Japan’s leading papermakers and artisans. With the interests and needs of our customers in mind, we have carefully and thoughtfully curated the country’s largest selection of Japanese papers and papers from around the world. We look forward to meeting you at Focus on Book Arts 2019!

Washi Arts: Washi Arts carries a wide selection of handmade washi and decorative Japanese papers for printmaking and book arts. The range includes heritage washi, chiyogami, katazome-shi (stencil papers), translucents, dyed papers, marbled papers, paste papers, as well as related tools and supplies for bookbinding and creative paper craft.
wa = Japanese + shi = paper  |  washi = Japanese paper

Pulp and Deckle: Pulp & Deckle is a hand papermaking studio located in Portland, Oregon. We focus on sharing the art, craft, history and science of paper as a creative medium. Founded in 2012, we offer workshops, demos, lectures, studio rental, custom order collaborations, and an artist residency program. We provide artists and paper enthusiasts with technical expertise & access to an adaptive papermaking studio. At FOBA this year we are excited to offer a variety of paper goods for sale as vendors at the trade show. Pulp & Deckle is owned and operated by Jenn Woodward and Gary A. Hanson. 

Pietro Accardi: Pietro Accardi is native to the Italian city of Turin, where he established “La Legatoria del Sole,” a modern bookbindery steeped in the ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. After lengthy service to Turin’s Municipal Archives, Main Public Library, and University Libraries he is now enjoying his second life as a well-loved book arts teacher at the Center for the Book in San Francisco as well as teaching workshops throughout the West.  His teaching style is generous and kind with an endearing Italian accent. Accardi Book Arts is founded by Pietro and his wife Vanessa. It is a Classical Marbling Studio and Bindery in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake

Artist and Craftsman: Artist & Craftsman Supply is an employee-owned, artist-run source for high-quality fine art materials, as well as a destination for the novice, student, hobbyist, and just about anyone looking for something unusual or just plain fun!  Check out 2 locations in Portland, Oregon; North Lombard and SE 21st at Powell Blvd.

Tim Leigh (calligraphy pens): About these tools. Calligraphers write with them, of course, but quite a number of fine artists and illustrators also use them for sketching and line work. They report positive results. Because of the size of the ink (or paint) reservoir, the pen functions in pretty much any attitude, push, pull, tip, twirl, whatever. The only thing you can’t do with a folded pen is lay it over so only one side of the fold is touching the marking surface. Medium can’t flow in that position.

Vintage Paper Co. is located in Orkney, a group of islands off the northernmost tip of Scotland. They source and sell antique handmade paper for fine art, printmaking and bookbinding and we commission bespoke contemporary hand printed papers and tools for use in the book arts.