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Fear and loathing and bookbinding.
April 30, 2014, 8:06 am
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Last year I was spectacularly unsuccessful as a bookbinder. In the sense that I couldn’t get arrested as one.

I had practically no commissioned work at all probably because I kept saying no and on one occasion threw my toys out the pram so hard they practically ricochet.

At the moment I have a couple of nice commissions that please me. The little books I made with Geordie terms of endearments have sold in the shop. So I am going to make more. Lucky Newcastle.

I used to think that if I could hire someone to pretend to be me and take the little books in to shops and show them to buyers then it would be a piece of cake. Preferably the bookbinder impersonator would have cool tattoos and a skateboard and be a young man.

See this here goldielock book.


I now know how to make them by the bucket load, I know to the minute, to the exact page count to how long it takes to make ten of them.

And I have not compromised on the materials or the construction methods.

I might not be making money but that knowledge and insight is priceless.


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