The Pub Fair at VSW brings together book artists, photographers, independent publishers, and DIYers to exhibit their work in a unique market showcasing the gamut of what publishing can be. Artist’s books, photobookworks, magazines, zines, digital publishing as well as resources for all of these are available to peruse and purchase.


  • The fifth annual Pub Fair was Saturday, October 14th, from noon til 5.

    There will be beer from Swiftwater Brewing, Ugly Duck Coffee in the fair, and Meat The Press food truck on the lawn.

    RSVP on Facebook to get updates, vendor spotlights, and up to the minute chatter!

    This year, Pub Fair is offering an hour of short talks and readings for writers and publishers to give insight into their work. Join us in the VSW Seminar Room (located off the main lobby) at 2:30 for four talks about new work:

    2:30  Nate Pritts

    Nate will discuss his press H_NGM_N Books and read from his new poetry collection DECOHERENCE

    2:45  Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

    Evelyne will discuss her new book WALL+PAPER, published by Publications Studio Hudson.

    3:00  Nate Pritts and Steven Arenius

    Nate (H_NGM_N) and Steven (The Panoptic Press) will present their new collaboration:  A GHOST I CAN BE A PART OF

    3:15  Tate Shaw

    Tate (VSW Director, Co-Founder Preacher’s Biscuit Books) will present work from his new collection of essays on artists’ books: BLURRED LIBRARY

  • Writers and Books are putting together another round of Litsplosion. Full schedule forthcoming!

  • Workshops At The Fair

    This year we’re thrilled to have two VSW alumni return to teach free workshops during Pub Fair:

    1:30 Bind A Book with Megan Sullivan

    Participants will learn to bind a multiple signature, vinyl covered book using the long stitch binding method with a chain stitch variation. Recommended for ages 12 to infinity.

    Megan Sullivan is an Arts Enrichment Instructor in the Rochester City School District and a bookbinding instructor at Flower City Arts Center.

    3:30 Make and Take A Zine with Megan Charland

    Participants will learn about zine culture and make an 8 page, single-sheet zine using collage, Sharpie, markers, typewriter, or any combination they like. Once a “master” is created, photocopies will be made to edition the zine. All ages.

    Megan Charland is is a photographer and book artist happily living in the Neighborhood of the Arts in Rochester, NY with her two kitties Ryley and Chloe.

    If you wish to take a workshop, sign up at the VSW table at the Fair.



  • The fifth annual Pub Fair is brought to you, in part, by our sponsors: