FALL 2022 Boston Show
Please come visit us at Booth # 117 at the upcoming Fall, 2022 show: 44th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, November 11-13, 2022.
Boston Hynes Convention Center, Hall A
parking is available in the connected garages, or MBTA to Auditorium/Massachusetts Avenue station.
Friday night, November 11 is the Preview from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ticket required. [please contact me directly]
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. open admission
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. open admission
Full details available on the show web site: https://bostonbookfair.com.
I have been writing! The California Map Society, in its journal Califia is publishing a series of four articles that I have written titled "Hiding in Plain Sight" that suggest a way to read maps to discover themes that are printed in the map as secondary text or symbols and discoverable with a close reading and critical eye. Each article features a different map, or several maps which reveal their full story once elements hiding in plain sight are revealed. Three of these articles are posted below. The fourth article is now live on the California Map Society web site and it is in the September, 2022 issue of Califia. Each article also reveals "historic themes" and the continuum of these themes to our times: for example, stresses created by social or political change; the images of a city in art and maps compared to contemporary urban planning; American ethnic, religious or racial relations; and how the law's definition of land as "real estate" and "private property" drive how maps are drawn even when much of the landscape is public.
November 5, 2022 the California Map Society is holding its membership Fall Conference from PST 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. I will be participating (via zoom) in a panel discussion on map collecting. The California Map Society web site will have full speaker and program details.
Please continue to stay in touch and sign up for my mailing list. Your telephone inquiries are always welcome as are requests for maps or other materials not found in the web inventory.