Author Archives: The Book Roadie

Before/After: Guru Granth Sahib

I was recently commissioned to rebind a beautiful copy of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scriptures. (For more information about Sikhism and modern Sikhs in America, check out SALDEF.org) Its owner is very attached to it, and with good reason: it … Continue reading

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September’s a Big Month!

Hey, book lovers! The blog’s been quiet, but if you follow my Instagram (or Facebook, or Tumblr) you know I’ve been busybusy, getting ready to vend at Rose City Comic Con (9/19 & 9/20) If you’ve never been, it is an amazing con. … Continue reading

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Quick Update

Hey everybody! If you follow my Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr accounts, you know I’ve been busy bookbinding lately, even if I haven’t been blogging about it. It’s been a trippy few months. Last month, I found and managed to buy … Continue reading

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Bookcloth Tutorial

I posted a tutorial on making your own bookcloth on Instagram a while back, and thought it’d be fun to offer it here, as well! (I’ve also edited it and added more commentary than I felt like typing on my phone.) … Continue reading

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Accomplishments!

I was able to take a pretty long vacation from my day job for the holidays this year, and I decided to keep roughly the same schedule but do bookbinding instead! I had a great time, and bound a ton of … Continue reading

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Productivity!

Since I was accepted to vend at Pantheacon next year (see the Events page) I’ve been trying to up my productivity. Sometimes, though, the dayjob just takes too much out of me. “Ealasaid, what do you do when you’re too … Continue reading

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Unboxing!

One of my favorite things is taking books out of the press the morning after I case them in. Once I remove the various protective pieces of waxed paper and the brass rods to shape the shoulders, they are all … Continue reading

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New Merch!

Not only am I not dead or otherwise permanently offline, I have new stuff in the Etsy shop! Check it out, y’all:  

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PAPER

So, anybody who’s interacted with me in a bookbinding context has probably already figured out that I’m a paper geek. I love paper. Love it. Naturally I am SUPER excited about the paper in the photo below! It’s from the fantastic … Continue reading

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Exciting News! Book Roadie blank notebooks availble at Wanderlust in PDX!

That’s right, folks! I just dropped off some of my pocket-sized blank notebooks at Wanderlust here in Portland, OR. Wanderlust is a vintage and handmade goods shop, and they have a ton of interesting stuff to check out for holiday … Continue reading

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