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I sure wish that the lost art of bookbinding would return. Most books that I have purchased in the past ten years are falling apart. Books that I have had since the seventies are still solid.
Both major university libraries in our town do extensive binding and binding repair. I suspect that this is true at all universities with large collections.-XC
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It's not a complete lost art though, my mother does it and the group she's in is quite large. I suppose a lot of people who collect older books, magazines or the likes would know a little of bookbinding to do some small repairs.It's a handy thing to know, that's for sure.
I have just discovered your blog, and added to my favourites.Good Work.Happy New Year!
What a beautiful young girl. I wonder about the working conditions and hours, though.Does anyone know about the Triangle Shirtwasit Fire?
I learned hand sewn bindings as a college student. That same week, I learned that an ancestor was a book binder in NYC around 1700. It sent chills down my spine, as I so loved making books and it seemed to come to me naturally. I look forward to the time when I can do it again.
Bookbinding is not a lost art, just neglected. You can all go to WNYBAC (on Mohawk & Washington St.)and take a class. I'll be teaching some workshops there soon, probably in the late winter/early spring. I love making books...and the tactile nature of them in general...something that needs to be experienced, not simply read.