Publishers here at BEA have a tradition of handing out some great freebies to convention attendees—anything from pens and customized sticky notes to the ubiquitous tote bags—not to mention books, blads, and ARCs of the coming season. But Princeton Architectural Press (4022) is offering something a little different.
Many of you may remember the excitement of getting an instant picture with a Polaroid camera decades before we had digital cameras. And if you are too young to know what that was like, you too can experience the joy of being photographed via Polaroid by coming to the booth today, 2–3 p.m., and posing with author Christopher Bonanos, who is signing galleys of his lavishly illustrated history, Instant: The Story of Polaroid (Oct.). Bonanos’s tale of the rise and fall of Polaroid chronicles Edwin Land’s company from a 1937 garage start-up to a billion-dollar phenomenon.
For the foodies among you, experience a taste of Brooklyn, which is enjoying a creative renaissance, fostering a growing community of artisans producing unique handmade goods. Photographer Jennifer Causey showcases 30 of the leading craftspeople in Brooklyn Makers (Oct.). Come to the booth to savor sea-salt caramels from Liddabit Sweets, fragrance from Joya Studio, and tea from Bellocq Tea Atelier, while they last.