To give our community more opportunities to learn something about book arts and book history, we decided to open the part of our digitized collection that before was shared only with our patrons.
Dame Judi Dench, actress and the president of the Brontë Society, supported the Society's call to crowdfund the institution's bid for the second issue of Charlotte Brontë’s Young Men's Magazine at an auction in November.
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 →
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 →