Author Archives: The Book Roadie

NaBoBiMo Day 4!

Welp, I’ve now used up all my text paper. Sigh. Maybe I’ll get lucky and the shipment I ordered will arrive tomorrow instead of Tuesday! Gotta think positive. Here’s the stack: You can see some of the books I’ve done … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo Day 3

Chugging along! I figured out that my time estimate yesterday was off — the dingus I’m using to track things keeps returning the total time, not the time for the session. Phew! So, I finished two more text blocks today, … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo Day 2

Slower today than yesterday, not sure what’s up with that. 3:38 all to fold, punch, and sew two text blocks! Crazy. But then, it’s the end of the week, and I’m pretty beat. *yawn* One looming issue: I have enough … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo Day 1!

So! Today is the first day of my crazypants project, National Book Binding Month! Goal: Bind 30 books in 30 days. Here’s what I started with today: I have more supplies on their way (text paper and bookcloth, mostly), but … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo!

While I’ve been running silent on the blog, I’ve been cooking up some seriously exciting stuff! I’m gearing up to start selling my blank books wholesale — working with a designer (the fantabulous Richard Miller of Calyx Design, go hire … Continue reading

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Case Study: The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales of Horror, circa 1935

I’m not sure how old this book is — much to my surprise, it has no copyright date! It does, however, have screen shots from the Universal movie of the same name, which came out in 1932, so that gives … Continue reading

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Case Study: The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke, c. 1915

Let’s take a look at one of the books I worked on in the latest class I took at the SFCB, The Restoration of Cloth and Leather Bindings taught by the one and only Don Etherington. Here’s the book before. … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches for Your Library

So, you’ve prepared, packed, schlepped, unpacked, and organized your library. You’re probably beat! Make It Yours Once you’ve taken a break, though, it’s nice to add a few finishing touches. These are entirely personal, and offer you a chance to … Continue reading

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New Blank Books!

We interrupt your irregularly-scheduled programming to bring you this important announcement! I’ve finished some blank books, and listed them in my Etsy shop! I’ve been so absent from the blog due to first day-job issues and then getting caught up … Continue reading

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Arranging and Unpacking Your Library

This is the third post in a series on moving. So, you’ve packed your books and schlepped ’em to the new place. Now what? If you’re anything like me, you now have a bunch of bookcases that haven’t been put … Continue reading

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