I spent the weekend at my parents' in Saskatoon, and the printer fedexed some preview copies of the book to me there. It looks fantastic, it feels great (so many pages! the curved corners! the textured cover!) I am thrilled with the result. Here are some photos taken outside on the patio.
Currently, the stitched cards and fabric labels are being attached to the covers. Next, the glassine envelopes of goodies will be shrinkwrapped with the book (for protection in transit) and then it is off to all those kind folks and bookstores who preordered the book.
The big mailout occurs this week, so the last day for preorders is Monday, August 22 at midnight, then the database must be compiled and closed. Orders on or after August 23 will be shipping from the fulfillment warehouse in September. Order your copy here!
The book, Tif and I will be at The Creative Connection in St. Paul this September, and the official launch is September 30th at Assemble Gallery and Studio in Seattle. Mark your calendars... we hope to share the book with you in person.