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The making of books, the teaching of bookbinding and the association with other bookbinders and book artists has become the focus and passion of my life. Bookbinding has many aspects and we debate a lot about the precise definitions of various aspects but, working with our hands within this discipline, challenging our skills and creativity is intriguing, frustrating and exciting.
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Paperbacks given a new life

These very damaged paperbacks came to be repaired and rebound into hard covers. Evidently the text is no longer available and is important to the owner.

As a hand bookbinder who enjoys to do special, individual bookbinding projects, I have rescued lots of paperbacks and enjoy to see them secure into hard covers and ready for reading.

It seems an expensive exercise when perhaps a new copy can be purchased but often they are out of print. One client told me, “this book changed my life when I was 18″ and he was a very mature gentleman, so the idea of purchasing a new copy was out of the question. Books do retain memory to many of us.

Hope you enjoy the resurrection of these books. Dare I say that a lot of the pages were needing repairs but tatty edges were removed by careful guillotine cutting. Luckily there was plenty of margin space to make this possible.

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Sydney Bookbinding
Sydney Bookbinding