Become A Consigner
Join our Artisan Shop.
The Book Arts Shop is home to a collection of unique, handmade wares showcasing the artistic talent we have here in the Queen City, and the broader WNY community. Featuring hand printed posters, cards, apparel, books, and other handcrafted gift items made by a growing group of printmakers and book artists, the Book Arts Shop provides a space for working artists and designers to sell their work under a consignment agreement.
Are you an artist looking for an opportunity to sell your handcrafted goods? We’d love to meet you! Fill out this online form to introduce yourself & your craft.
Please keep in mind when submitting that we focus on mindfully handcrafted pieces, with a specific focus on handmade books & printed goods, and while we welcome other forms of artmaking, Book Arts reserves the right to curate our shop accordingly. Thank you!
Book Arts Artistan Shop Directory
Molly Beres of Molly Illustration
I’m Molly Beres, an illustrator and graphic designer working out of Buffalo, NY. Besides art, I love cartoons, old timey murder mystery novels and films, critters, and laughing ‘til I cry. I discovered the Book Arts Center years ago when I took a screen printing class with my then boyfriend (now husband). It was such a unique place with a great mission that I knew I wanted to stay involved. ☺️ | mollyillustration.com
Chris Charles of Moon Rabbit Press
Hello! I’m Chris Charles, a printer, designer and teacher, living the life in Rochester, NY. I started Moon Rabbit Press in 2010, after a serendipitous introduction to letterpress printing the previous year. I draw inspirations from my surroundings both natural and man-made – so sometimes I’m printing the birds at my feeder, sometimes it’s my favorite cocktail shaker. Either way, I never shy away from bold colors and a little humor. | moonrabbitpress.com
Kanchalee Deganis-Librera of Rabbitsun Studio
Rabbitsun Studio is a woman-owned business founded by Kanchalee Deganis-Librera. After graduating from Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, she moved to NYC and received her M.F.A. in filmmaking at The City College of NY. Her love of visual storytelling brings her back to her first love, painting. She uses both traditional and digital mediums to create her works. Her illustrations are known for being colorful, whimsical and “looks yummy!”. She hopes to support other local and small businesses and try to be as sustainable as possible. Currently she resides in Buffalo, NY and is a member of BNCWI (Buffalo-Niagara Children’s writers and illustrators).
Debra Eck of DryadArt Studios
HI there! I’m an English teaching artist living and working in Jamestown NY. My studio is on the third floor of my old house – up in the tree top of an ancient maple, surrounded by the tree spirits my studio is named for – the dryads. I took a books arts class as an undergrad at UB, which was a gateway to a slippery slope, and I’ve been making books ever since. I love all the traditional art forms associated with books, I enjoy making paper and many forms of printing, and I LOVE sewing which is why my books often feature elaborate sewing. | debraeck.com/
Rachael Gootnick of Just Terrific
Rachael Gootnick is the craftswoman behind Just Terrific, a Rochester NY based bookbinding studio specializing in miniature books, antique book restorations, and book art. With her unique blend of artistic sensibility and her technical background books and publishing, Rachael’s work is wildly creative and meticulously crafted. Her artistic efforts focuses around scraps, recycled materials, and waste reduction. Her tiny but usable miniatures books are created from paper offcuts and leather scraps. The intention behind her work is to encourage individuals to archive and document the small yet beautiful moments in life. Show off your love of books with a Just Terrific original miniature while supporting Book Arts! | www.justterrific.com
Kimberly Hart of KLH Printing
Kimberly Hart is a cultural anthropologist and visual artist working in photography, printmaking, oil painting, drawing, and ceramics. | https://kimberlylouisehart.net/
Richard Kegler of Dry – Inc
Richard Kegler formed the independent digital type house—P22 Type Foundry in 1994 and after co-founding the not-for-profit Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo, New York, became the director of the Wells College Book Arts Center in Aurora, NY. Richard has spent his career combining an interest in traditional printing crafts with entrepreneaurial initiatives. His current project Dry Inc. focuses on pre-digital letterpress printing technologies, typography, and new printing tool development. Kegler is the co-author and designer of several books on typography and the producer of the documentary film: Making Faces, Metal Type in the 21st Century.| https://dry-inc.com/
I am a collage and assemblage artist who dabbles in other areas. I am an elementary art teacher in the Williamsville CSD and an exhibiting artist. I am a past president of the New York State Teachers Association (NYSATA) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA). I am a 2020 inductee into the National Teachers Hall of Fame .
Pamela Koons of Crybaby CrossStitch
Pamela, designer, stitcher and owner of CryBaby Cross Stitch specializes in lowbrow cross stitch design. She is a self-taught cross stitcher and embroiderer of just six years.
What first began as a stress reliever from her hectic grad school schedule quickly evolved into a love of creating and paying homage to both the history of the art form and women. Her work is modern and minimalist, often embracing traditional Quaker motifs, American traditional tattooing and contemporary styles.
CryBaby Cross Stitch is the culmination of vulgarity and self love, all hand-stitched by the biggest crybaby in Buffalo, NY. | www.CryBabyCrossStitch.com
Michelle Perkins of Speakeasy Works
I make textile products, working primarily with upcycled/repurposed/custom fabrics and often transforming them with the use of hand-embroidery, screen printing, and block printing. I first got involved with Book Arts when I wanted to learn screen printing and took several classes with the amazing illustrator and artist Anne Muntges. My favorite description of the Speakeasy Works style came from a shopper at one of Book Arts’ Last Minute Panic sales. She took one look at my table and exclaimed, “It’s like heaven for feminist nerds!” So if you love books, science, equal rights, probably cats, and possibly swearing, my stuff is probably right up your alley. | etsy.com/shop/speakeasy/
Tatiana Ryckman of Awst Press
Tatiana Ryckman is a writer and artist interested in foraged pigments and traditional printing processes. She has been a writer in residence at Yaddo and is the author of the novel The Ancestry of Objects and a novella, I Don’t Think of You, Until I Do. She can be found in Buffalo, NY and at tatianaryckman.com
Harumo Sato of Harumo Bakery
Harumo Bakery is an illustration studio owned and managed by Japanese Artist Harumo Sato, based in Mountain View California. As she loves baking bread, she enjoys making colorful and whimsical illustrations which evoke imagination and provide joy and happiness for all. She hopes this studio grow like your neighborhood bakery, a place to get something interesting, new, fun, and exciting that you can share with your love. She started her career with a Book Arts artist residency 2015 right after the graduation from University at Buffalo and deeply learned how to use creativity to support community and herself. 😛 | harumobakery.com
Alexa Joan Wajed of Eat Off Art
I am a creative! I have recently allowed myself to be called an Artist, strange but I have always felt that word was reserved for, you know, ARTISTS. My household is filled with artists that work in all types of genres, visual arts, jewelry design, writing, sneaker design and so much more. I am a jewelry designer, visual artist and chef. My creation that has found it way into the Western New York Book Arts Center are #Fleathers. Hand painted & upcycled leather earrings. They are light, lyrical and beautiful. I am not sure how I discovered Book Arts – I simply don’t remember those small details – I do remember the amazing times I have visited the center, all of the wonderful people that work there and the phenomenal work that is always on display and in the gift shop. I am happy to be a part of it all. | EatOffArt.com