• Featured Guest: James Canary, Conservator, Octavofest 2018

    Featured Guest: James Canary, Conservator, Octavofest 2018. (Photo courtesy of Latse Library.)

  • Glenda Thornton with with some of the pop-up books in her collection

    Glenda Thornton, a presenter for Octavofest 2018, with pop-up books from her extensive collection.

  • Haruhide Osugi of the Japan Outreach Initiative demonstrates origami

    "Global Arts and Culture: Japanese Origami" with Haruhide Osugi of the Japan Outreach Initiative, Octavofest 2017.

  • Book as Art Exhibit

    The Book as Art Exhibit by Art Books Cleveland at the Art Galleries, CSU, Octavofest 2017.

  • Children display their tunnel books

    Children display their tunnel books at the All The Books Are Stages event, Octavofest 2016.

  • Accordion fold button book

    A "button" book made at the Langston Hughes Branch, Cleveland Public Library, Octavofest 2015.

  • Paper Gardens Workshop

    Paper Gardens Workshop at the Michael Schwartz Library CSU, Octavofest 2015.

  • The Great Wall by Guy Laramee

    The Great Wall by Guy Laramee, Octavofest 2014.

  • Plain Jane Paper Arts by Jane LaFazio

    Plain Jane Paper Arts by Jane LaFazio, Octavofest 2014.

  • Miniature Book Lecture by Todd Sommerfeld, Octavofest 2014

    Miniature Book Lecture by Todd Sommerfeld, Octavofest 2014.

  • Folding Book Art at Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Octavofest 2014

    Folding Book Art at Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Octavofest 2014.

  • Melissa O'Grady

    Making pop-up books with Art Books Cleveland Book Artist, Melissa O'Grady, Octavofest 2014.

  • Octavofest Window at the Statler Arms

    Octavofest Window at the Statler Arms, 2012.

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