“Then I created strips of alum-tawed pigskin of the appropriate length…”


You don’t claw your way up to the coveted position of Cincinnati’s Senior Library without losing a few books here and there, mostly thanks to the ravages of time.    We don’t let them go without a fight, though, and luckily we have 1) a cadre of devoted members willing to kick a few bucks to our Adopt a Book fund, and 2) a great bookbinding establishment right up the street from us.

If you’re anything like me, the last thing you wonder when you go to sleep at night, and the first thing you wonder when you wake up in the morning, has to do with what exactly happens when a skilled craftsman rebinds a damaged book.  Well, we can all stop wondering aimlessly, thanks to the marvels of the Internet.

-Norm De Plume

Published in: on May 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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