The “One Book One Bronx” club, featuring an image of senior citizens reading and discussing a classic, looks less like the traditional image of a book club and more like a community's town hall meeting.
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Recent data from the Bookseller Association reveals that after 20 years of decline, the number of independent bookstores is on the rise again.
Dark Delicacies, a horror bookstore in Burbank California, was saved from closure largely due to the endorsements of celebrity patrons such as sci-fi director Guillermo del Toro, and horror novelists Neil Gaiman and Cory Doctorow.
It is time to apply for one of the scholarships offered by the American Academy of Bookbinding. I’ve used that chance last year and I’m very happy that I was lucky to receive the scholarship and to attend two wonderful courses: Box Making with Peter Geraty and Fine Binding with Don Glaister. These three weeks were one of the best I had in the recent years =) Continue reading →
We have already wrote about artists interested in the afterlife of books. They cut through the pages searching for the hidden images and new forms. Now you can compare different approaches from a score of creators: on the 5th of February a new exhibition opens at the Everhart Museum in Scranton (PA, USA). Continue reading →
Black Friday Offers for Bookbinders and by Bookbinders (Valid Over Weekend) From All Over the World — 2015
OK, I have to confess I was a bit overwhelmed by Black Friday bookbinding offers in my Facebook feed, and I have decided to share them with you. Yesterday I had my workshop and no time to write a post, but now I have some time to organize them to a list. And you’ll have some time to order things you like until the end of Sunday or Monday (depending on terms set by sellers). That is if you are into this Black Friday madness =) Continue reading →
Paper has made it to Europe almost in the end of the Middle Ages, when it had already been known in China for more than a millennium. Traditional washi paper is made from the bark of gampi tree in Japan since the 8th century and is used for almost anything from fashion to furniture, and books, of course. Continue reading →
It took 15 years to gather Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings. Its hallmark being that books were chosen for their covers and arranged by decades. That way of organization gives a unique chance to see how the historical events affected book decoration and book production in general. It truly makes books a subject of an interdisciplinary study of art, history, design and commerce. Continue reading →