Pavel and I decided to try a different format. In this podcast series, we are not inviting any guests and just talk about some bookish topics. This time Pavel went to the Russian State Library to see some worm-eaten books.
Our seventh guest is Sophia Siobhan Wolohan Bogle, a bookbinder and book restorer from Ashland, Oregon. With her project Save Your Books, Sophia is also spending a lot of time educating people about book repair and restoration!
Our guest this time is Ingeir Djuivik, a graphic design teacher, and an award-winning hobbyist bookbinder from Norway. We have already talked to Ingeir not once on our website, but this is the first video interview we made with him.
For the fifth episode of our podcast, we invited a marbler from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Katy Ebru showed us several marbling patterns right during the recording - you can see them in the first part of the video. This part is dedicated to Q&A.
Our podcast's guest is Rita Udina, a book and paper conservator from Barcelona, Spain. Rita shows her fantastic studio, we talk about her projects, and answer questions that were sent by our followers!
Nowadays when people talk about communication security, they usually mean computer encryption. The thing about being a bookbinder, though, is that you tend to have a fondness for outdated technology. And before the internet, tracking numbers, and self-sealing envelopes, there was letterlocking.
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.
Pop-up books are something that makes my mind spin. I never tried making one, and even while I understand some of the underlying three-dimensional geometry, I still can't stop holding breath when seeing some new examples of the craft.