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Hand-Bound Silmarillion

April 2, 2012

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.

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