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.
At this stage in my book collecting, cataloging has become more critical. How can I find the best software for a private library?
Registration is open for the CODEX Book Fair and Symposium in February.
Here is a short post about some of the eccentric collections of reading materials related to a study of "the book."
I joined the Book Club of California last week and received an envelope filled with back issues of their newsletter, journal (letterpress printed and edited by Peter Koch, no less), and other information from past publications, talks, and exhibits.
Two weeks ago I took my annual California Rare Book School course up at UC Berkeley. I’m slowly working towards a Professional Certificate in Rare Books and Manuscripts. This year’s course was entitled "Printing at the Margins: The History of Women Printers" and taught by Kathleen Walkup, a Master Printer and Professor at the Mills College Book Art Program.
We are in the long and complex process of building a new house. The house will have space for a library, a rare book room, and a studio for my book repair work. I've been dreaming about having enough room for my books since I was a little girls. When we started the planning process, I thought it would be easy to explain what I wanted to the architect and interior designer. The library was so clear in my head. Of course it wasn't that simple.
A few lessons acquired thus far: Antique stores are not places to find quality books unless you are looking for books merely to decorate a wall or table and care more about the color of the binding than the actual book itself (I could totally go off on a tangent here about how this practice … Continue reading Early Lessons Learned in the Book Trade