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La relieuse du gué

La relieuse du gué French novel about a bookbinder by Anne Delaflotte Mehdevi. Boissec: Gaïa Éditions, 2008. New French edition and electronic formats available.

Un matin, un homme, mystérieux et massif, frappe à la porte de l’atelier du gué. Il vient confier pour rénovation un livre ancien, une ­curiosité, relié à l’allemande. Dans une ruelle de Dordogne q...

Distinctly Canadian: Golden Dog Press to Lumiere Press

Distinctly Canadian: Golden Dog Press to Lumiere Press

An article by Amy Rose, March 6, 2019, for Magazine, National Gallery of Canada.

In conjunction with the exhibition Labour of Love: Selections from...

Forms and Functions of Photobooks

"The physical form and shape of a photobook matter immensely," writes Jörg Colberg in this 2-part article published in Conscientious Photo Magazine, July 14, 2014 (part 1), July 22, 2014 (part 2). Forms and Functions of Photobooks, Part 1 Forms and Functions of Photobooks, Part 2

Colberg is author of Understan...

Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?

Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?

An article by Sam Knight, published in The New Yorker, Annals of Science, November 26, 2018.

New methods are allowing a group of scientists to reexamine the world’s libraries and archives, in search of the hidden lives of authors.

Paul Champion-Demers, gilder

All that glitters is gold for this Ottawa-area gilder

An article by Liam McPherson, June 13, 2018, for artsfile.

Paul Champion-Demers is also a bookbinder and a CBBAG Ottawa Valley member. See his work on CBBAG Ottawa's publication site: https://cbbagottawavalley....

Graphic Means [a documentary]

Graphic Means is a new documentary about graphic design production of the 1050s to 1990s. Click on "Lean More" to learn more, including screening dates, merchandise and view clips.

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and v...

Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia

Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia An article by Jo Marchant, Photographs by Henrik Knudsen, published in Smithsonian Magazine, July

"A revolutionary American scientist is using subatomic physics to decipher 2,000-year-old texts from the early days of Western civilization"

Ode to the Library Museum

Ode to the Library Museum An article by Erica X Eisen, published in the Paris Review, "Arts and Culture" section, 

"...as I walk through the galleries, as I survey the cases of books safe behind their glass, it occurs to me that if a book is a thing meant to be read, then in a certain sense, these objects have ...

Book conservator thinks big with micro creations

Book conservator thinks big with micro creations An article by Erin McCracken, published on December 27, 2017.  In Kanata Kourier-Standard on December 28, 2017, pp. 22-23.

Kyla Ubbink, who has worked in book and paper conservation and restoration for 17 years, crafts some of the smallest books in Ottawa. Read the article to find out more.

Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

An article by Diana Shi, published on June 18, 2017.  In Creators, a Vice Magazine channel, https://creators.vice.com.

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.

Bringing Wood Type into the 21st Century

https://create.adobe.com/2017/12/27/bringing_wood_type_i.html An article by Angela Riechers, Adobe Create Magazine, December 27, 2017

Give a handcrafted feel to digital design with fonts that began in wood.

‘The last of our kind’: Preserving the world’s ancient crafts

'The last of our kind': Preserving the world's ancient crafts By Paul Waldie, The Globe and Mail, 14 September 2017.

"Paul Wright supplies parchment and vellum [...]. His craft, along with an number of other aspects of non-tangible heritage, are on the verge of going extinct, according to a recent study."

Gutenberg’s Finger Print: Paper, Pixels and the Lasting Impressions of Books

Gutenberg's Finger Print: Paper, Pixels and the Lasting Impressions of Books. By Merilyn Simonds. Toronto: ECW Press, 2017. ISBN 978-1-77041-352-8 (e-book available).

"Part memoir and part historical exploration, the book finds its muse in Hugh Barclay, who produces gorgeous books on a hand-operated antique letterpress."

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