Friday, April 1, 2011

Exciting News!

I have some exciting news to share with you, known and unknown friends of mine... I didn't want to say anything before this because you know how it is... until you're SURE, you don't want to make a big deal about something that might not actually happen.


Sooooo..... I was approached on my Etsy shop by someone who was interested in having me possibly sell my hand made books in his new art gallery. He's the owner of a new gallery here in the Lehigh Valley. In June, he's going to have a grand opening, and in his gallery will be fine carpets from the middle east, paintings from artists all over the eastern seaboard, and crafts from Indie artists like myself! 


I met with him and his associate this afternoon, bringing with me a few samples of my various books, and they loved them! They kept touching them, and commented that they thought they were gorgeous and that they both wanted one, ha ha. It was really cool! 





These are the books that I took with me to show. I'm going to have quite a bit of work to do before June! I'll need to put together a nice diverse inventory, at different price points. I told them about my cookie box books and six-pack books, and they felt that those would do really well, also, for people who didn't have a lot of money to spend. I'm excited and hopeful that this will be a good experience for me! Mostly, it's when people feel my books with their hands, when they want to own them. Seeing them is alright, but nothing says "buy me" like soft, supple leather covers in your hands! Also, it's easier to appreciate good craftsmanship when you've got the object in your hands and you can see up close how it's put together.


I'll share with you the progress, as I make new books! I'm really excited about this! The last time I sold books was in Los Angeles, at a book store, and I feel it's because people could hold the books in their hands. It's the easiest way to endear something to someone. Let them hold it.

11 comments:

Terriaw said...

Congratulations Shari! This is big news! How fabulous to know your beautiful books are going to be on display in a gallery. Very well deserved recognition because your books really are luscious. So excited for you!

Orion Designs said...

That's simply awesome news Shari -- now get busy!

Brandi said...

Congrats, Shari! That's amazing!

mojave121 said...

This is so wonderful!!! Congratulations!!! How could anyone resist your books!

oomph. said...

that's fabulous...congrats! all that hard work will pay off when you see your books flying off the shelves!

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shari said...

Thanks, everyone! Yes, I'll get working on more books, and yes, it will be awesome when those books sell.... woo hoo!!

MichelleW said...

Brilliant, wonderful news Shari - your books look fabulous on photos so I can only imagine how awesome they are in real life. Super excited for you - I hope they sell well and that you are kept very busy :-)

karla said...

That is soooo exciting! your journals are very unique and organic looking .. i'll bet they will be popular! plus, isn't it cool that you make something that other people buy to put their most intimate thoughts and little sketches in??

shari said...

Karla, that's such a cool way of thinking about selling my books... I'd never thought of it that way! Yes, I love that people will put their thoughts and sketches in my books!

Thanks, Shell! I'll keep you posted after the opening in June! xoxo

life is happy most of the time. said...

i am sooooo happy for you girl!! way to go!! if they are smart in that there gallery they will be flying off the shelves! xxxxxx

Suki@Fantabulous Design said...

I was so busy last week and couldn't get into the blogsphere!. I hope it's not too late to say "Congratulations!" wow! each book is a piece of art, very creative and hope you'll have a great sell.

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