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A Book of One's Own

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”
―Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

If you were to bind your own book, what would you fill it with? Your favorite recipes? Your most secret hopes and dreams? Lists of things that make you smile? Quick sketches of inspirational views?

Join us at Richland Library Southeast on Wednesday evening, March 12 at 6:30 to learn how to bind your own book, and discover what treasures you will put inside.

Space is limited. Call to register at 776-0855


Amazon Says: Explore intriguing methods of combining bookbinding with specific crafts such as quilting, jewelry making, or polymer clay with Adventures in Bookbinding! With different level more...
Amazon Says: Explore intriguing methods of combining bookbinding with specific crafts such as quilting, jewelry making, or polymer clay with Adventures in Bookbinding! With different levels of expertise including basic, novice, and expert, this book is filled with illustrated step-by-step instructions and photographs that demonstrate how to construct the cover pages, create unique bindings, and much more with a diverse range of media.From a needle-felted journal to a quilted workbook (and many more), each project also features two other versions with the same binding geared to those with more or less experience. The novice version is for those who have no knowledge of the craft and want shortcuts, but love the look. The expert version is for those who have a great deal of knowledge and proficiency of a certain craft—the master art quilter, for example. For this version, an expert guest artist has created the cover and the author has created the binding. This offers yet another creative opportunity: the collaborative project. If you love getting involved with round-robins and other shared endeavors, this will show you yet another way to combine your skills with other crafters!Discover endless possibilities and challenges that will forever inspire you with Adventures in Bookbinding! less...
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Bookbinding Basics by Paola Rosati
Amazon Says: The creative and ancient art of bookbinding offers countless options for selecting exquisite papers, cover fabrics, ribbons for markers, and other decorative touches. From ali more...
Amazon Says: The creative and ancient art of bookbinding offers countless options for selecting exquisite papers, cover fabrics, ribbons for markers, and other decorative touches. From aligning and folding the sheets to adding attractive endpapers, this manual provides in-depth knowledge of all the fundamentals--materials, paper cutting; forming the book block; and reinforcing bindings. Fashion a range of personalized note, recipe, and date books with two-part or rounded spines. Each one is lovelier when handcrafted! less...
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Amazon Says: Designed as a practical course for beginners and hobbyists and also as a reference for more advanced students, this book covers all the basic techniques of cloth and leather b more...
Amazon Says: Designed as a practical course for beginners and hobbyists and also as a reference for more advanced students, this book covers all the basic techniques of cloth and leather binding, including tools, materials and the workshop. The most common bindings are covered, such as single section, case, flat-back and Buckram library-style. The book also includes notes on simple paper and binding repairs, and a section of projects to try, including binding paperback books and making household objects, such as desk blotters and photograph frames. less...
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Amazon Says: Here are projects for the “pages”: 40 innovative book-making ideas using recycled and green materials! More than just earth-friendly, they’re also beautiful, clever, and more...
Amazon Says: Here are projects for the “pages”: 40 innovative book-making ideas using recycled and green materials! More than just earth-friendly, they’re also beautiful, clever, and witty, stitched with traditional binding techniques.  Egg cartons, wood, beer cans, and cassette tapes morph into covers, while brown bags, coffee filters, and discarded newspapers are transformed into pages. Create a boxed set of cereal box books, an exposed stitch sketchbook out of cardboard and remnants, and even a faux leather journal made from teabags.In addition to how-to drawings, close-up detail photographs, and simple stitch diagrams, a gallery of eco-books from an international roster of artists provides inspiration.   less...
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Amazon Says: In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever. Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available t more...
Amazon Says: In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever. Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available to everyone. In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing, and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, folded flexagons to case bindings. Complete with photographs of the author's own master books and statements by more than 40 established book artists, this collection is sure to inspire. Culled from the author's best-selling books Creating Handmade Books, Unique Handmade Books, and Expressive Handmade Books, these projects will fuel bookbinding adventures for years to come. less...
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Amazon Says: Everyone loves handmade books--and these adorable mini volumes are generally easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some even require only folding and stapling. This more...
Amazon Says: Everyone loves handmade books--and these adorable mini volumes are generally easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some even require only folding and stapling. This charming collection includes beautiful leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordion-fold mini-zines, and others that feature interior pockets, unique closures, colorful stitching, and eye-catching bindings. An invaluable illustrated stitch guide provides the essential info for every binding. less...
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Books without Paste or Glue by Keith A. Smith
Amazon Says: Instructions and details regarding the making of books without paste or glue. more...
Amazon Says: Instructions and details regarding the making of books without paste or glue. less...
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Amazon Says: The second in AARP's Live & Learn series celebrates making and keeping journals. A custom-made journal can enrich a person's life, and this new entry in the Live & Learn serie more...
Amazon Says: The second in AARP's Live & Learn series celebrates making and keeping journals. A custom-made journal can enrich a person's life, and this new entry in the Live & Learn series helps readers design journals that enhance the experiences they're chronicling. The unique format features an envelope attached to the inside front cover that contains a small book called Choose Your Own Bookbinding Adventure so readers can select the perfect journal for their purpose. Imagine a reader wants a travel journal that is portable and has both lined pages and blank ones to paint on. The booklet directs him or her to the instructions in the main book that explain how to make that specific design. There are instructions and beautiful illustrations for 16 kinds of books and 10 cover styles. A removable foldout found on the inside back cover explains essential bookmaking basics. People who had personalized journals made for them by the author share their process and their pages, and beautiful photos and profiles of journal keepers inspire readers to make their own and start writing and drawing. less...
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Amazon Says: Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and upcycled materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials fro more...
Amazon Says: Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and upcycled materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into clever and eye-catching hand-made books. less...
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