Bookbuilders of Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England. Our blog describes industry events that we sponsor or attend.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Networking Is Back

It still felt like summer when we arrived for our first fall networking event, but within 12 hours there were reports of frost on the tomato plants. Ah, Boston!

About 35 people attended this event, held at a new venue for us called the Back Bay Social Club. It was a perfect setting: not too crowded, nicely air conditioned on this muggy evening, and friendly. Please join us again here sometime!
Our first time at the Back Bay Social Club.
I met a production and information manager, the owner of a small publishing company, a published author, freelance copyeditors and proofreaders, and a supply chain specialist. And yet, there are numerous people smiling in these photos that I did not have the chance to meet. The photos are courtesy of our newest volunteer, Kristin D'Agostino. Another member approached us about volunteering as well, so there should soon be a small variety of voices contributing to this blog.
Our fearless leader, Tom Plain, at right.

Tom Plain, board president pictured at far right, offered remarks to welcome the group and comment on the mission of Bookbuilders of Boston. This is an open group, encouraging newcomers to the field of publishing while providing education and support. We partner with related groups to strengthen the industry network--this coming Thursday we are happy to join AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Boston at their AFTA gathering:

What a cool venue!

There was a nice diversity in this month's group, with some veterans, some mid-career folks, and brand-new interns ready to learn, meet, and grow. No matter your experience level, please feel welcome to attend. We all need one another to make the experience worthwhile.

Good conversation with old friends.
The next Bookbuilders networking will take place in Harvard Square in October--we alternate between Harvard Square and Back Bay. We would love to see you there, whether you are a current member, former member, or just looking to find out more about our group. Registration is free, and we ask that you sign up here:

1 comment:

  1. Such a great opportunity to meet new people in the field. Had the loveliest time chatting with a new Emerson grad…and nothing beats sipping a beer and listening to Tom Plain's stories!