So I had this friend in college who wanted to be a bookbinder. She’d taken a class on the History of Print (you can do that at Carleton), and immediately she was hooked. She started doing all the bookbinding she could. I remember Heather bringing her creations back to Science Fiction House to show all of us.
You can’t make a living as a bookbinder, you might say. Not in this age of TV and videogames and Kindle.
Well, it’s been a couple of years since we both graduated, and this is what’s happened:
Heather’s at the North Bennet Street School following her dream. She’s learning how to conserve books and make them into works of art. And she just made a hand-bound copy of the Silmarillion with a title printed in Tengwar.
See more here: http://bookwyrmbound.com/