Category Archives: books

Books for Saturday’s Valentine event

I’ve been sewing up some nice little books made from my stash of Valentine-y cover papers and filled with handmade paper I made awhile back. Here are a few: I’ll have them at Nana this Saturday from 11am-5pm, plus vintage … Continue reading

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Fall for the Book Festival at GMU

I got an email last month from one of the organizers of the Fall for the Book Festival opening September 26 at George Mason University.  In addition to featuring some big names in contemporary literature (Alice Walker, Rita Dove, Neil … Continue reading

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Sculptural landscapes

Guy Laramee makes intricate sculptural landscapes from books:

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How does anyone have the patience to do this?

So great, though.   Via

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Tech support in the age of the book

I need to make a tech support call today but I’ve been procrastinating by watching this instead.

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what I’ve been up to, part one

Just some little personal projects. Rebound my aunt’s Companion to the Breviary the other day.  It was getting a little raggedy so I added this purple cover. The sewing of a simple book is so pleasurable.  

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Hyperlinks Book

My friend Eric sent me a link to Maria Fischer‘s very cool project Traumgedanken, a book with hyperlinks made out of string. Via fubiz

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An ocean of print

Was just reading Christine Neulieb’s “Changing Our Minds: Virtue Ethics for a Digital Age” in the latest issue of Commonweal.  The article is sort of a Catholic answer to Nicholas Carr’s Is Google Making Us Stupid? from The Atlantic.  Neulieb … Continue reading

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Book Arts Fair!

Pyramid held their biennial Book Arts Fair this past weekend.  Here’s me preparing for the demonstration Steve Cole and I gave about book printing. It went well—all of our attendees were newbies and they loved seeing the presses run and … Continue reading

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Edible Book Contest at the DCPL

I went to the MLK Library the other day and it had changed a bit in the last few months.  There was self-checkout! It was fun, though I hope it doesn’t mean that librarians are losing their jobs.  Librarians played … Continue reading

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