While watching tonight’s episode of Jeopardy, I was super disappointed to discover that this category was really about book titles.
when in the stacks I must resist The urge to make A pefect fist And punch the books All in the spine To shelve them straight- I’ll get a fine.
Ummm… …okay, that works I guess.
I really like this breakdown of the cost for rebinding a book (and more than once, at that!) circa 1906. It’s a lot more expensive now! From this same book, here is a very detailed cut-away picture of the joint and endpaper construction for a book. These images are from: Dana, John Cotton. 1906. […]
Don’t look down! This library has metal grating instead of a solid floor. So you can see all the way to the bottom, three stories down! But hey, there’s complimentary flip flops so you don’t have to walk on the grating in bare feet. This is the University of Yangon Library in Myanmar. And the […]
I was able to visit the famous Ludu Library and Archive, which is located in Mandalay, Myanmar. One of the library staff knew I was going to visiting, so he showed me this Burmese-language bookbinding manual when I arrived. You have no idea how excited I was to look through this book!
I can’t make this stuff up, it practically writes itself… in the margins of this book. Seriously, stop writing in library books!
I really ❤️ the cute dinosaur illustration on this book’s spine. One could even call it a…spine-o-saur. :3
The results of a very productive three day bookbinding workshop, making board attachment models with the amazing Karen Hanmer. For more information on Karen’s work and teaching, check out her site!
Three green bookbinding books.