This past weekend on a beautiful spring night in April, more than 100 of our friends and colleagues in ARLIS/NA, the Art Libraries Society of North America, joined us for music, food, drink and conversation at F.A. Bernett Book’s humble headquarters in Boston’s historic Leather District. It was the first time in more than13 years at the location (previously, F.A. Bernett Books was based in New York City and Larchmont) that we’ve thrown a party. We certainly had a good time and it seems our guests did, too. A few photographs, and link to a slide show featuring many more, after the jump.
Since we knew we would be having guests, we did our best to put a shine on the 3rd floor loft we call home.
After exhibits closed for the day and final sessions adjourned, many of our guests walked the scenic 2 mile route from the Seaport World Trade Center to our work space. F.A. Bernett partner Larry Malam (pictured far left) was happy to offer them a glass of wine straight off the elevator.
Baker’s Best, our caterers, did a laudable job of keeping the drinks flowing and making sure everyone was well fed.
Early arrivals put our lounge to test (and apparently didn’t find it lacking).
The room filled quickly but was never uncomfortably crowded.
A small group kept things going well past the party’s stated 9 pm end time—and we were glad to have them.
But as far as we know, no one missed Sunday’s closing sessions or membership luncheon (pictured) because of it…
For more photos, and there at least 30 additional shots in the set, view our Flickr slideshow, here.
Our thanks to everyone who came out and made the evening such a memorable one. We look forward to keeping in touch this year and to seeing you again next spring at ARLIS in Minneapolis.
All the best,
Peter, Larry, Carrie & Arthur