I read somewhere that a bookbinder has to make at least 100 books before they can claim to have the necessary skills to do quality work. Each of the 100 books is intended to provide one or more lessons in what not to do.
Over the course of 2018, I read books about mastery. Every book hammered home the same point: You cannot master anything that you don't feel passionate about. Learning a profession, any profession, requires hours of commitment to learning, failing, practice, and mentorship. 10,000 hours is the number the experts say is required to "master" a skill. But according to my study, the hours alone are not enough.
For a bookbinding project, I designed a sketchbook with a hidden steampunk design in the inside cover.
A couple months ago, my husband and I drove two and a half hours away to Healdsburg. Then we went off on a dirt road, off the grid, and into the hills to meet Ted Salkin and view his printing press collection.
Typographical Explorations. How does a printer select a specific type to create a connection to the content of the text for the reader? #bookhistory #printinghistory #typography #bookcollecting
When I became a mother, one of my priorities was sharing my love of books with my children. Here are three of my favorite children's books about books.
I signed up for a subscription to the Arion Press after taking a tour of the Press and Mackenzie & Harris Typefoundry earlier this year.
I have identified several models of the modern private press.
I have compiled a list of trusted vendors for supplies and equipment over the last twenty years of on and off again book binding and repair. Here is a list of resources.
At this stage in my book collecting, cataloging has become more critical. How can I find the best software for a private library?