This is the beginning of several talks we dedicated to antique book markets in different European countries and cities. We start with some book markets in Moscow and the Netherlands (mainly the market in The Hague).
iBB Podcast #9.1 – Stepan Chizhov – Origins, Studying at AAB, and Making & Selling Tools to Bookbinders
This time Pavel decided to snatch the role of the main host and made me the guest of iBookBinding's podcast. We talk about how my interest in books and bookbinding began, study at the AAB, and the process of making tools for bookbinders.
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!
I have recorded five episodes of iBookBinding podcast to date, and four of them are already available for watching and listening on different platforms (find links below). I like the experience quite a lot and hope this podcast will last for quite a long time!
The second part of this episode is mostly dedicated to the Q&A. However, we dedicate some time to discussing leisure, work-life balance, and keeping up-to-date with current restoration and conservation trends.
Our guest is Todd Davis, a bookbinder and book repair master from Boston. Todd has chosen bookbinding as his third career some six years ago and has been working in his studio in Lowell, MA, for the past four years.
In this chapter, Ben and I discuss the new structures introduced through his project Bookbinding Out of the Box, his upcoming tutorials, and reply several questions from the community.
This is the first part of our talk with Ben Elbel from Elbel Libro bindery and Bookbinding Out of the Box project. We discuss Ben's path to becoming a bookbinder, and then he shows around his studio in Haarlem, Netherlands.