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Wayz and Means Letterpress Film Festival celebrates King’s Books Tacoma and the Wayzgoose

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 29, 2012 at 5:27 am |
March 27, 2012 10:36 am

It’s hard to believe King’s Books has only been in Tacoma for 12 years. The independent new-and-used bookstore on St. Helens Avenue downtown seems like an institution that’s been around forever, hosting community events from art festivals to Shakespeare, offering a home to Scrabble geeks and book fans, and of course selling a huge range of cheap books. But the bookstore is turning 12 this April with a paper-themed birthday party to match: the Wayz and Means Letterpress Film Festival this Sunday.

 

King's owner sweet pea on the printing steamroller. Courtesy photo.

The festival’s also a fundraiser for the store’s annual letterpress get-together, the Wayzgoose, held this year on April 22. While getting bigger every year, with regional paper-based artists like Jessica Spring, Chandler O’Leary and the Beautiful Angle team, the festival does take a bit of cash to produce, not least renting the mini-steamroller that makes those cool and enormous linocut prints on a carpet on the street outside. Hence the Film Festival: a series of short films celebrating letterpress, plus a raffle for one of those famous steamroller prints.

6-8 p.m. Apr. 1. $20 includes popcorn, drinks and cake. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com

 

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