Winners of the Premio a las Mejores Encuadernaciones Artísticas (an award presented for the best artistic binding by the government of Spain) were announced recently. The book of choice this year was a Spanish edition of the Marks of Identity (Señas de identidad) by an award winning author Juan Goytisolo. The book depicts Spanish society in the quarter of a century that follows the Spanish Civil War. Structure of the book is not a standard one, with whole sections entirely without punctuation.
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As we wrote almost a month ago, we have lots of plans to write more about different bookbinding techniques not only in English but in other languages. First posts in Russian have already appeared on our web site (hope the community wasn’t startled). We would also proceed with translating the old posts. Continue reading →
On this day, 24th of August, 1456, Johannes Gutenberg finished making the first book in Europe using movable type. Quires were printed in 1455 (or even before). There is a letter by Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini (future pope Pie II) dated 12 March 1455, that suggests that pages were already printed. Continue reading →
Got a few hundred thousand pounds to spare and fancy a good read? Well then perhaps you’ll be interested to know that a selection of a few ultra-rare, first-edition, books are being put up for sale by UK rare book seller, Peter Harrington. Note that the cost of these books (unlike the article image featured image) are by no means small! Continue reading →
A large book binding scam has been bought to light in New Delhi, India involving the Municipal Corporation who supplies textbooks to school libraries. The Municipal Corporation made huge profits by charging extortionate rates for hardcover bookbinding. Over 1,200 schools now face a delay in receiving books. Continue reading →