2022-2023 Schedule


Reviving a beautiful craft: The Dun Emer and Cuala Presses
7:00 pm – Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Patrick Coleman will speak about Irish presses of the Arts and Crafts movement in the first in person meeting of the season.


Your Book is Upside Down: A Crash Course in Japanese Bibliography
7:00 pm – Thursday, October 20, 2022
Open Book – Room 203, 1011 S. Washington Ave, Minneapolis (In Person)

Ampersander Maria Lin will present on how Japanese bibliography and book culture are little understood in the west, but it is not as hard to orient ourselves in this world as it might seem at first. This talk will cover the basics of how Japanese books have been made, used, collected, and studied through history, with some misconceptions dispelled, and many upside down books shown.


The History and Work of Scott King and the Red Dragonfly Press
7:00 pm – Thursday, November 17 2022
Open Book – 2nd floor Performance Hall, 1011 S. Washington Ave, Minneapolis (In Person)

Ampersander Jim Lenfestey will present


Fraud and Forgery: the University of Michigan Galileo Manuscript
7:00 pm – Thursday, November 17 2022
This meeting will be held remotely on Zoom

Ampersander Caitlin Moriarty will introduce a prerecorded program from the University if Michigan Bentley Historical Library about the recent discovery that the University’s prized Galileo manuscript was a 20th century forgery. Historian Nick Wilding, who discovered the forgery, presents his research and participates in a discussion with Pablo Alvarez, the curator at the U-M Special Collections Library who is in charge of the manuscript. 

Members will be send the zoom link via email before the meeting


Holiday Party
7:00 pm – Saturday, January 7 2023

At the home of Susan and Jim Lenfestey


Members Show and Tell
7:00 pm – Thursday, February 16, 2023
Campbell-Logan Bindery – 7615 Baker St. NE, Fridley, MN 55432

Save the Date!


A tour of the Studio of CB Sherlock
7:00 pm – Thursday, March 15 2023
Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art – 250 3rd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Save the Date!


7:00 pm – Thursday, April 20 2023
Save the date!


Annual Dinner
7:00 pm – Thursday, May 18 2023

Information about past topics and speakers can be found on the past meetings page.