Short video about a bookbinder in Swedish with English subtitles.
Quartz tells us why Amazon will never lose the book war.
“Looking at Amazon’s actions from the outside, the thinking seems to be that the company can rationalize the deeply fickle and irrational book business.”
From the Smithsonian
From Australia a video on a letterpress printer and teacher.
Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks loses lease after 15 years, one of three great cookbook stores in NYC according to Grub Street. What’s next?
“A look at the printing of Signal Codes on a traditional iron hand press in Seattle, WA.”
“Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments” over at Colossal Art, Design, and Visual Culture.
Today in the Boston Globe, David Godine profiled:
“Boston publisher David Godine likes to say he specializes in books nobody buys, and that includes the works of French writer Patrick Modiano, whose novels about memory and war earned him the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.”
Winners of the American Bound Bookbinding Competition.
Library Journal reports on the Board of Trustees member in Park Ridge, IL referring to some library users as parasites:
“A significant portion of non-Park Ridge taxpayers who are coming here basically as parasites are not coming here anymore,” Trizna said. “We are not being sucked dry by parasites. We are actually providing services for the people actually paying taxes for those services…”