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The Book Makers

Opens on April 18


Director: James Kennard Run Time: 58 min. Release Year: 2020

Starring: Abby Smith Rumsey, Christian Robinson, Mark Sarigianis, Peter Koch, Russell Maret

5:30pm April 18, 2024
at Steele Creek Library

Join The Independent Picture House and Steele Creek Library for a screening of the documentary The Book Makers (2020).

Meet an eclectic group of people who have dedicated their lives to answering the question: what should books become in the digital age? From the esoteric world of book artists to the digital libraries of the Internet Archive, the film spins a tale of the enduring vitality of the book. This engaging documentary captures the painstaking but pleasurable process of creating hand-crafted books, in a diverse range of styles and mediums. The film travels from New York to Germany’s Black Forest, culminating at the Codex Book Fair in San Francisco, where the cast of characters congregates to sell their books to collectors from universities and the Library of Congress, and to curious buyers from around the world. Along the way, The Book Makers highlights the talent, dedication and skill of these book artists, and re-frames the concept and purpose of the book itself.

Indie on Wheels will include a screening of the documentary followed by a group discussion led by Landis Wade, local author and host of the Charlotte Readers Podcast. Food and drinks will be provided. This is a free community event.

Address: 13620 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

Registration link:

This program is sponsored by Culture Blocks— a community partnership between ASC, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to bring arts and cultural experiences closer to where  residents live. Culture Blocks is funded by Mecklenburg County.


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