Old books are genuinely fascinating. Although their content might have become obsolete, they still possess historical value. Reading them can teach us a lot about the beliefs and ideas humankind once held. But not only that.
These two volumes were standing out among other tomes at the book market in the Hague. But what most impressed me wasn't visible while the volumes were tucked between other books. Just check the marbled paper!
Thanks to a group of photographers who wanted to know how to make photo books, I made this one-off thing, an introductory bookbinding class. The initial plan was to be done in four hours, and at 23:00, we were done!
There's this whole school of visual effects in movies that goes for practical effects rather than using CGI. Guess what, you can do that too. Robert Ontell, a young 3d-printing champion from California, made a spooky book with an animatronic eye!
Thanks to Argentinian bookbinder Sol Rebora, we can see what a cozy gathering was the 26th Ephemeral Exhibition of Decorative Binders (Exposition éphémère) this past Thursday in Paris. Sol took part in the event and shared some photos with us.
The Great Book-Collectors deals with bibliophilia and bibliomania. It describes the circumstances behind the creation of the British Library, Bodleian Library, and Ashmolean Museum. The authors were prominent book collectors as well.
Recently we posted about a mixed three-section stab binding that was published in the early days of Soviet Russia. My question was: what would be a reasonable approach to digitization and preservation of the book?
Wow! We just passed the $100 mark at our Patreon account! It may not sound like much, but the amount of money pledged to our cause doubled since the beginning of this year. Every contribution counts!
This vintage Russian magazine about printing was published for only two years, but it already gave me a lot of insights into the epoch — this time we share the first volume that was published in November 1901.
One of the topmost attractions of the Dutch city of Maastricht is a bookshop located in a medieval 13th-century Gothic church. The Dominican monastery was dissolved in the 18th century and later the building served different purposes until it became a bookshop.
Winners of the second OPEN • SET competition were just announced by the American Academy of Bookbinding, as well as the participants of the moving exhibition that tour the US throughout the next year.