Over the holidays I took a course at the San Francisco Center for the Book with teacher Juliayn Coleman to create a quarter leather binding.
Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of London's oldest antiquarian booksellers and played a fascinating role in book history going back to 1847.
Two weeks ago I took a course with the California Rare Book School at UCLA on the topic of descriptive bibliography.
I took a class at the SF Center for the Book and learned how to make a single-page, folded book.
Here is my description along with photos and video of a recent book repair project of a 1954 copy of Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking.
This is the second time that I have attended the CODEX Biennial Book Fair and Symposium, and again, I came away having learned more valuable information about book arts and collecting.
It's the middle of NaNoWriMo and the third year I have attempted to get the same sci-fi story out of my head and into Scrivener. The last time I spent a significant amount of time researching for this novel, I was sitting in Widener Library at Harvard University...
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.