I’m off for Frankfurt

I’m leaving today for the Frankfurt Book Festival, which I attend every October. I meet with agents and publishers from other countries about translations of our books into other languages. Stretching has been translated into 23 languages. In recent years our building books have been translated into French, Korean, Japanese, and now Chinese.

This will be my busiest year ever, due to the Tiny Homes book, which is likely to have appeal worldwide. I have 19 appointments lined up and am taking along a complete set of color proofs, as well as samples of our tiny tiny (1-7/8″ by 2-5/8″ — 64 pp.) book, which may just be our best promotional idea ever.

The day before the fair, I’m catching a train to Mainz to meet with Nicolette Stewart, whose little renovated trailer in a “…community of tiny caravan dwellings” is in the Tiny Homes book.

After that, if there’s time, I’ll visit the Gutenberg Museum (a 3rd time) to see the Gutenberg Press (circa 1450) and a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. I’ll be posting from Germany next week.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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