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Most Literate Countries

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It’s Old Book Week

image © Bonnie M. Butler Although for years now pundits have been predicting that digital books would eliminate printed books any day now, the real thing still has an enduring allure. Some of us are fortunate enough to surround ourselves with … Continue reading

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What Makes A Book A Book

This short animated film titled “The Evolution of the Book” by Patrick Smith is an enlightening TED-Ed video that demonstrates the elements that come together to make a book.

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Geek Out Bibliophiles

This fascinating video from the Crandall Historical Printing Museum in Provo, Utah, demonstrates their rare functioning Gutenberg press.

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At The Bookbinders

The folks from the London Review Bookshop paid a visit to London’s Shepherds Bookbinders to observe the creation of a limited special edition of Tom McCarthy’s novel Satin Island.

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Craft Endures

If you have followed the career of travel show host/celebrity chef/author and raconteur Anthony Bourdain, you won’t be surprised to hear that he has collaborated with the makers of Balvenie single malt whisky to create a series of short films … Continue reading

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Printing Is An Art Form

London’s Folio Society has been publishing beautifully crafted editions of great literature for nearly seven decades. Each book is a treasure of typography, printing, illustration and binding. They recently produced this wonderful video profile of master printer Stan Lane. If you … Continue reading

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Long Live The Book

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Times New Roman

If you have little interest in typography, then you can safely skip this engaging film about the world’s most popular typeface. But if you pay attention to what you see on the printed page (or on your screens) then this … Continue reading

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Birth of a Book

I absolutely love this short film, Birth of a Book, which is a brief vignette on the actual creation of a real book using traditional printing methods. The film was shot, directed and edited by Glen Milner for the Daily … Continue reading

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