Title page from The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, the Kelmscott Press, 1896. Rare Book Collection, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.

On June 26th, 2021, The William Morris Society in the United States is organizing International Kelmscott Press Day, a celebration commemorating the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Kelmscott Press and the 125th anniversary of the publication of the Press’s edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Libraries, museums, and other institutions that own the Kelmscott Chaucer or other Kelmscott titles and related materials are encouraged to create digital and in-person displays, host activities such as talks and printing demonstrations, commission and show work by contemporary book artists and printers, or create any other type of event or content they think appropriate for the occasion.

Individuals are also encouraged to follow along and share their love for the Kelmscott Press!

You can join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #KelmscottPressDay


View the full schedule of in-person and digital events here.