Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Book Launch

We are absolutely delighted to be supporting renowned London bookbinder Kathy Abbot's fabulous new book "Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide".

The launch is to be held at Shepherds Falkiners, 76 Southampton Row on February 16th at 6.30pm until 8pm. If you wish to attend please let us know by emailing shop@falkiners.com. Places are limited so be quick!

Kathy Abbot - Bookbinding, A Step-By-Step Guide

The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition. It has developed through the ages and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or an established bookbinder wishing to refresh your memory, this practical book introduces the techniques with step-by-step instructions and photographs. It explains how to transform a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book to be proud of. For the more experienced, the author also covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings.

Topics include:· Single-section bindings; paperback and hardback· Multi-section bindings; full cloth case, photograph album, quarter leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, and wrap-around structure· Containers; phase box, slipcase and portfolio case

160 pages, 300 colour phtographs

260x215 mm