With this post, we'd like to showcase several projects shared by several different bookbinders this September. These are diverse projects: our main aim is to inspire creativity and the use of different means and materials.
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.
As most of our 3d-printed tools may be adjusted for almost any client's needs, some of the changes are implemented for the standard versions on the product as well. That's why we add many new sizes to our bookbinder's gauges.
What's a genizah? In Judaism, it is forbidden to throw away writings containing the name of God. Special repositories, genizot, were designated to store these texts prior to proper cemetery burial. The word גניזה itself means "storage"
Just a couple of weeks ago I saw a post from Simon Beattie about an 18th-century Russian book with "marbled" endpapers that were in reality hand-printed. Imagine my surprise when I found something similar just a few days later!