Author Archives: The Book Roadie

Bookbinding 2!

I took Bookbinding 2 at the San Francisco Center for the Book over the weekend, and had a great time! I made two new books and learned some new techniques. Check it out: There were three main differences between these … Continue reading

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Mine, All Mine

It would probably surprise anyone who saw my bookshelves, but I don’t consider myself a serious collector — mostly because I don’t shell out tens of thousands of dollars for rare editions of centuries-old texts the way the hardcore ones … Continue reading

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Profitable Idealism

I spent a big chunk of time today at the Twitter Party for Profitable Idealism — Very interesting stuff! I even got super lucky and won the grand prize, free admission to the Profitable Idealism course! WOW. If you missed … Continue reading

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Bookbinding 1!

Oh, man, I had the best time up at the SF Center for the Book over the weekend! I took Bookbinding 1, which consisted of building two flat-back hardbound books under the guidance of Rhiannon Alpers, who has both her … Continue reading

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Busy Week for the Roadie!

There are two exciting things coming up this weekend for book-lovers. The first is third biennial CODEX International Book Fair and Symposium taking place February 6-9 at UC Berkeley. There will be lectures (alas, they’re pretty pricey) and a book … Continue reading

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Hunter or Gatherer?

John DeNardo posits here that there are two types of book buyers — Hunters, who know exactly what they want and enter a bookstore or library to find it, buy it, and leave; and Gatherers, who browse around to see … Continue reading

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Someone Who Gets It

Last week, a friend came over to my place for lunch. She hadn’t been over before, and in fact, I don’t think visited my last apartment, either. It was a bit of a surprise to her, I think, to see … Continue reading

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Hi. My name is Ealasaid, and I’m a bibliomaniac.

Happy New Year, all! So, the lovely Kyeli has instituted a Book-Buying Ban for 2011. She owns a number of books she hasn’t read yet, you see, so she’s going to read them this year instead of buying new ones. … Continue reading

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A Little Library Erotica

I’ve no doubt I’m not the only one who loves looking at photos of beautiful libraries. Wired.com gives us a little tour of Jay Walker’s Library, which occupies more space than some houses. Librophiliac’s Compendium of Beautiful Libraries has some … Continue reading

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My Hero

Last year, a game came out. A righteous game. A metal game. A game whose hero… was a roadie. The game is BrĂ¼tal Legend, and between its focus on heavy metal and the fact that its main character is voiced … Continue reading

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