The art of bookbinding

These are the books I made in the workshop

These are the books I made in the workshop

I recently attended my first workshop on bookbinding. Today, I spent the afternoon picking up some supplies and tools to keep practising the art. One of the stores my instructor, Vanessa, recommended was The Paper Place. Located in downtown Toronto, it’s a great shop that carries a wide variety of decorative Japanese papers, as well as the book binding and paper crafting tools needed for any book project.

I learned to type on one of these!

I learned to type on one of these!

After, I ended up wandering into Type Books, an independent bookstore, which is next door. This old fashion typewriter was on display there. It reminded me of the old manual typewriter I learned to type on decades ago!

I was happy that the store had Chang Rae Lee’s new book On Such a Full Sea which I ended up getting.

Read more about bookbinding:

The Art of Bookbinding

Bookbinding 101: Five-hole Pamphlet Stitch

Coptic Stitch Binding Tutorial (on youtube)

 

 

 

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