Kerrytown Bookfest Photos

Last Sunday, the 15th annual Kerrytown Bookfest took place in the market space in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The crowd was impressive as were the many vendors. We saw books, new, used and rare; a retro-looking ice cream truck serving treats; made-in-Michigan artwork, paper cutouts and cards. 

I stopped to look at some beautiful handmade paper and ended up making some myself. Here I am dipping a screen into wet pulp marked with paper wasp's at Karen Koykka O'Neal's Out of Hand Papermaking booth.

I stopped to look at some beautiful handmade paper and ended up making some myself. Here I am dipping a screen into wet pulp marked with paper wasp's at Karen Koykka O'Neal's Out of Hand Papermaking booth.

Next, we pressed the screen with the pulp onto cloths, and prepared the paper to be pressed in a big hand cranked paper press. I took my paper home to dry. 

Next, we pressed the screen with the pulp onto cloths, and prepared the paper to be pressed in a big hand cranked paper press. I took my paper home to dry. 

Pretty Bookish had handmade bookpage jewelry, aka bookmarks and other items made from repurposed books.

Pretty Bookish had handmade bookpage jewelry, aka bookmarks and other items made from repurposed books.

Last stop was the SCBWI booth, where lots of Michigan authors and illustrators were signing books (including me!).