As the weather turns, I think fondly of a lit-loving Austin Phelps quote: "Wear the old coat, buy the new book." Don your shabby duds and seek some pages to keep you company in the cold; head to the Pub Fair and Litsplosion, hosted this weekend at Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince Street).
The annual event brings together book artists, photographers, independent publishers, and DIYers for a showcase and sale of artist's books, photobookworks, magazines, zines, digital publishing, as well as resources. Writers & Books will present Litsplosion, a reading throughout the day featuring our region's best writers. Get your vittles from Marty's Meats, Neno's Gourmet Mexican, and Ugly Duck Coffee, who will be set up on VSW's lawn. There will also be beer offered in the lobby.
Check it out on Saturday, September 26, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Call 442-8676 or visit vsw.org for more information.