Category Archives: Shop Talk

Posts about the work I do.

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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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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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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Still not dead!

So, where’s the Book Roadie these days? Mostly you can find me on Twitter and Facebook. I’m also working – I have several custom orders in my queue and made my first sale to a local shop! I will definitely … Continue reading

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Poppy Farm Fair 2012!

So, this weekend was my first ever time vending at a craft fair! Check out my lil’ table there. The venue was the Lusardi Building at San Pedro Square Market, and the Native Revival Nursery folks organized and ran things. … Continue reading

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I will be Vending at the Poppy Farm Fair in San Jose THIS SUNDAY

So, y’all may have noticed that I haven’t been updating about NaBoBiMo much. There’s two reasons for that. The first is that it’s become pretty clear that I can’t maintain my day job and my health AND hit the 30-book-mark … 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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