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A book jamboree

Original post made on Oct 11, 2013

Always a city that likes its libraries and universities, Palo Alto is especially bookish this fall. Especially if you ask local artists.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 11, 2013, 10:23 AM


Posted by Grandma B., a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm

This is a fantastic family event! We have attended for many years and delight in it each time. There are so many fascinating things to see, so many different book forms, fun activities, and the artists are great to talk with, each one eager to share their techniques and ideas. My grandchildren have always enjoyed this day.
Oh, yes, and good food, too.... the well-known trucks, MoBowl and Treatbot (gourmet ice cream) will be there.

Posted by Carole Dwinell, a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm

What a fantastic article about a great artist. I am so happy for you, Jamila!!!

Posted by Gail Randolph, a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm

This event is a highlight of my year. I can't wait for the Book Jam. This is a great article about one of my favorite artists and teachers. Congratulations, Jamila.

Posted by Judith Hoffman, a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Great article! I look forward to the Jam every year.

Posted by luane, a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Jamila is an inspiring person and artist! Thanks for this feature...and don't miss the Book Arts Jam

Posted by CathyC, a resident of another community
on Oct 12, 2013 at 8:15 am

The Book Arts Jam is always fantastic and a wonderful inspiration! You get to talk with the actual artists, examine what they created and how and the lectures are very informative! I am really really looking forward to it! Great work Jamila! Wonderful concepts and beautifully done!

Posted by Karen Koshgarian, a resident of Mountain View
on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

This is such wonderful recognition for you, Jamila. It was such a pleasure to be at your first BABA meeting, and see your face slowly grasping that you'd found your tribe! We are a grand group of folks who love all things book and paper. Looking forward to another year of the BABA JAM.

Posted by CarolM, a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I enjoyed this article and am looking forward to the Book Arts Jam to see more of this work.

Posted by Cari Ferraro, a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2013 at 6:29 am

This is a wonderful story about you, Jamila, and your journey into the bookish arts, both as student and teacher. Especially liked reading about the family story; so many stories can be passed along through the bookmaking process, and attention paid. Congratulations on a timely article and I look forward to seeing you at the Book Arts Jam, a hugely fun event!