Pages & Spreads

Added on by Jessie Aufiery.

All photos courtesy of Gesi Schilling.

All photos courtesy of Gesi Schilling.

After a pre-dawn thunderstorm that rattled even hurricane proof windows, organizers at the Pages and Spreads Zine Fair (which took place this Saturday, April 19 at the Edgewater Poetry and Athletics Club) were happy to be greeted by impeccable Miami sunshine. The day was dedicated to magazines, books, and the kind of book-related bootie that tends to get bibliophiles hot and bothered.

Included among the exhibitors were Girls’ Club, Tropical Depression, Create Collect, The Miami Rail, The Funambulist, Viking Funeral, Exile Books, Jai Alai, a photographer selling a book entitled boys2me, Gallery Diet, and independent writers such as Kevin Gonzalez, Rob Goyanes, and high school poet Aaron Pond, all of whom had chapbooks on offer.

Julia Arredondo, a Texas native who runs Vice Versa Press and is currently a visiting artist at the Jaffe Center, was present with prints, postcards, and a funny and charming zine entitled Guide To Being Alone, which came with its own rockin’ soundtrack on CD.  

Inside, Cristina Favretto welcomed visitors to look through a display of rare zines from the University of Miami’s Special Collections, while in the kitchen, artist Peggy Levison Nolan rolled out dough for pasta and regaled hungry onlookers with stories. Just down the hall, Nathaniel Sandler and Bookleggers were on hand to help browsers locate the perfect book.   

Peggy Levison Nolan

Peggy Levison Nolan

Mad Chiller kept spirits high with a steady supply of coffee, and Gramps showed up later in the afternoon to quench everyone’s thirst with a readily welcomed keg.

Nathaniel Sandler of Bookleggers

Nathaniel Sandler of Bookleggers