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Best of 2015

Craig B. Snyder’s A Secret History of the Ollie gets listed by Mother Jones Magazine as the one of the 10 Best Photobooks for 2015.

“The only “Best of 2015″ list with Abe Lincoln, skateboard tricks, and Mexican cartels: 10 Top photobooks from the year.” 

Celebrate with 25% off at the book website when you use coupon code “Top10” during checkout. Good through January.

Art imitates life. Official book release today: Pare-Chocs by French musician, producer, and author Bruno Green. Translation by Rosemary Rahill. Order direct and get free shipping. www.blacksaltpress.com

NEA Conference, Orlando, July 1-3

If you are attending the annual National Education Association conference and book expo in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center during July 1-3, you can find Black Salt Press at booth 301.

Exhibit Hours are as follows:
Wednesday, July 1, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, July 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, July 3, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pare-Chocs, Coming in the Fall 2015

Black Salt Press will be releasing Pare-Chocs this fall, an original work by musician, producer and artist Bruno Green. First published in France in 1998 (see cover detail above), this will be the first time Pare-Chocs has ever been translated and published in English. The book will also be getting a new cover design. Stay tuned, or join the mail list for the latest news.

A Secret History of the Ollie, Vol 1: The 1970s:
Finalist, FAPA President’s Book Awards


It was just announced that A Secret History of the Ollie, Vol. 1: The 1970s by  Black Salt Press author Craig B. Snyder is a Finalist for a FAPA President’s Book Award. Award dinner takes place on August 8, 2015 at 7:30pm at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

ALA Conference, San Francisco, June 26-29

If you are attending the annual American Library Association Conference in San Francisco at the end of June, you can find Black Salt Press at booth 2701.

Exhibit Hours are as follows:
Friday, June 26, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, June 29, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

On NPR: A Secret History of the Ollie

Black Salt Press author Craig B. Snyder and his book A Secret History of the Ollie, Vol.1: The 1970s (2015) will be featured on National Public Radio this month The piece was produced by WBUR in Boston and will air on “Only A Game” on the weekend of May 30-31.

Update 2015-06-01: For those who missed it, here is a link to the broadcast:  “The ‘Secret History’ of Skateboarding’s Most Fundamental Trick

A Secret History of the Ollie
“Best in Category: General Trade, Illustrated”

A Secret History of the Ollie, Vol. 1, The 1970s by Black Salt Press author Craig B. Snyder has won top honors at the 58th Annual New England Book Show. Sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston, the awards dinner took place on the evening of May 5, 2015 at Boston Symphony Hall. Mr. Snyder, along with editor Gary Lee Miller and designers Matt Kanaracus and Karen LeDuc, were on hand to accept the award. Congratulations!

Rachael Pongetti at the Pensacola Museum of Art

Photographer and Black Salt Press book author Rachael Pongetti is exhibiting her some of amazing images from the Pensacola Graffiti Bridge Project for the next couple months at the Pensacola Museum of Art.

Between the Layers
Rachael Pongetti
Pensacola Museum of Art
April 17- June 13, 2015

Between the Layers explores local artist Rachael Pongetti’s imagery from the iconic 17th Avenue train trestle, or Graffiti Bridge as many locals refer to it.  This exhibition, in partnership with First City Arts Center (FCAC), highlights the ever-changing image of this Pensacola landmark. In addition to the exhibition there will be multiple events at both the PMA and FCAC including live graffiti demonstrations, artist-led gallery talks, and more. Pongetti is an MFA photography graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and former instructor at Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida.

Philadelphia Science Festival, May 2

Black Salt Press and Craig B. Snyder, author of A Secret History of the Olliewill be at the Philadelphia Science Festival on Saturday, May 2. Look for us at the Action Science booth, in front of the Philadelphia Science Museum. Snyder will be signing copies of A Secret History of the Ollie throughout the day, along with appearances by some of the skateboarding legends featured in the book. On display will be a range of vintage skateboards, and there will be skateboarding demonstrations in front of the Philadelphia Science Museum, featuring former pro skater Bill Robertson, aka “Dr. Skateboard,” and The Philadelphia Collective.

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