I Love Library Book Sales

Thanks to a local library book sale, I am now the proud owner of this 1964 ed. of The Victorian Book of Dreams, which I think may have one of the best cover designs I have ever seen. Just thought you should know, internet.

I love finding great books unexpectedly and in unusual places. Anybody else have some great second-hand finds that they’re proud of?

Bookbinding Pilgrimage

Thursday, April 12th

So, it’s official; I’m making a pilgrimage down to the Ashville Bookworks in North Carolina to learn about quarter leather notebooks (provided the class doesn’t get canceled or anything). After my all-too-brief foray into coptic binding last weekend at the Eliot School in my native Boston, I’m excited to advance my limited knowledge of book construction. In any case, I can’t wait to visit what is rumored to be a lovely area of the Carolinas! In later posts I will hopefully have some actual useful information on the binding process, but for now I’m going to post a current list of the places in the U.S. that I found offering lessons. Sometimes it takes a little bit of digging, but there are more people who know about the process here in the states than I thought, and often local private binderies seem willing to offer lessons by request as well. Here’s to get you started, if you’ve ever wanted to learn about bookbinding:

Shakespeare-related awesomeness

I’ve been seeing a lot really amazing Shakespeare art for sale on Etsy lately, and I can’t help but share some of it on here. By: Raidersofthelostart sophiesbeads does a fantastic job miniaturizing the New Folger Library editions that many … Continue reading