50 books in a year of being 50

In this year of being 50 I have decided to follow one of my creative passions
and make 50 handmade books over the year.

Early next year I will find a way to exhibit the books and auction them.

The money raised will go to Plum Village in France,
a monastic retreat centre inaugurated by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Bidding is open!

Happy to say that bidding is now open for the books. And the auction will close on Sunday 28th August. Some of the books already have bids on them as I was able to display them on a retreat I was on last week. You can view each of the books on the posts below and I will update each post when a bid is offered or raised. Obviously I am hoping to raise as much money as possible for Plum Village (http://plumvillage.org/ ) so I really hope people will be generous with their bids. I will let you know if you have been outbid and want to raise your bid. Please contact me on lauribooks@gmail.com if you have any questions or queries, or want to make a bid. You can also bid by leaving a comment on the particular post for each book. I will need your name and email address to accept a bid.
The books will be on display at The Miracle of Mindfulness: Being Peace retreat at Stourbridge from 30th May - 3rd June http://www.coiuk.org/events/miracle-of-mindfulness-being-peace/ and hopefully some other places (yet to be decided) before bidding closes. Over the weekend of 27th & 28th August the books will be on display at on open house (my house) which you are welcome to visit. More details coming later.
I'm very excited that this project is coming to fruition and I hope lots of people will be able to get as much joy out of owning a book as I have out of making them.

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