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A listing of selected blogs in the book arts.
- ABC Artists' Books Cooperative
- About Blooks, discovering
the book as object: This blog is devoted to the subject of BLOOKS,
objects made in the emulation of books, either by hand or commercial
manufacture. All over the world, for hundreds of years, people have
been making, collecting and presenting book-objects that reflect their
devotion and respect for books and for each other. There are countless
examples; they include bars, cameras, radios, banks, toys, memorials,
food tins, desk accessories, book safes, musical instruments, magic
tricks, furniture and jewelry.
- About the Binding:
Jana Pullman's blog about her bookbinding and conservation work.
- Adventures of
the Wandering Book Artists: Peter and Donna Thomas have been making
artist's books for over 30 years together. Long ago as craftspeople
at Renaissance faires they fell in love with the "gypsy wagons"
that vendors built to sleep in and sell their wares from. Their gypsy
wagon is taking them around the country to sell their books, teach book
arts workshops, talk about books and see the beauty in the USA.
- American Bound: A blog by
Abby Schoolman about contemporary designer bookbinding in the Americas.
- Anabella Encuadernación:
mi blog de encuadernación artística. Many posts in English
- The Art of American
Book Covers: Richard Minsky's blog about twentieth century book
design, that at the turn of the 20th century was more than a craft.
It was a labor of love at the forefront of art. Readers accustomed to
today's more utilitarian book covers will find breathtaking images here—gold
leaf patterns intricate enough to replicate the shimmer of feathers,
forests rendered in rich color and silver, and elegant allusions to
Asian art. The diversity and ingenuity of these books will capture the
imagination of book lovers and collectors—and anyone who enjoys
- The Art of the Book:
Anything and everything related to the book, including, but not limited
to, online book exhibits, journals, tutorials, materials and tool resources,
paper arts, typography, art that fits in books, announcements of competitions,
- Artists' Books: Anna Mavromatis
blog on all things related to paper and paper art.
- L'Atelier de DOM: A Semblançay,
dans la campagne tourangelle, Marie-Dominique MARNAY vous aide à
réaliser des reliures de créations, avec un apprentissage
rigoureux du geste pour acquérir un savoir faire sûr et
efficace. In France.
- The Binder's Ticket:
Vernon Wiering's bindery miscellany. A binder’s ticket is a little
slip of paper, printed with the binder’s information. Pretty straightforward.
But it is more than that. This small slip of paper has been a great
venue for design over the centuries; it is also a window into the binder’s
world and the context in which he worked; and it is a tool for unveiling
the often cryptic history of bookbinding.
Boekbinden: Jouw online informatiebron over boekbinden. Tutorials,
reviews en aanbevelingen over boeken en gereedschappen voor creatief
boekbinden. Bookbinding and book arts blog with links to lots of tutorials
and other resources. In Dutch/Nederlands.
- Books and Paperworks:
Papier ist mein Beruf - papier est mon métier - paper is my job.
In German, French, and sometimes English.
- Book Art Collective: A
collective of graduate and undergraduate students and even some community
members at the University of Arizona.
- Book Art Object:
An informal group of book artists scattered around the globe. Under
the BAO banner we make small editions of handmade artists' books in
response to texts, sharing them with each other and the world.
- Book Artiste: Mary
Kritz's blog about her bookworks, techniques, and workshops (most in
the Ottawa, ONT area). See also here.
- Book in Hand: Samantha
Quell's adventures in book arts, bookbinding, and conservation. Former
intern in Syracuse University Library's conservation lab and now at
WNYBAC in Buffalo.
- Bookbinding Now: New
York-based community book arts podcasts posted every other Wednesday.
Bookbinding Now is hosted by Susan Mills in conjunction with Full
Tilt. Listen to George Stenson interview her on his blog Tedorigawa
- Booked-out: Making limited
edition miniature books, which are published under the De Walden Press
- BookGirl: Random
musings on her bookish (and occasionally other) passions.
- Bookworks in Progress:
Toon Van Camp's binding project blog.
Extras: Time-sensitive reviews and other value-added content to
hold you over until the next issue.
- Brien Beidler: Bookbinding,
conservation, and book history.
- Ginger Burrell:
Making, teaching and experiencing artists’ books.
- By the Light of the Moon:
As a working artist, S. K. Hardee is always seeking ways to value the
essence of the book as a structure, to experiment with the book as a
container of mixed media, to create book-based sculptures and art books
that incorporate found objects, recycled items and ephemera with writing.
Press: Cathryn Miller's artist's books/altered books.
- Cailun: Dennis Yuen's blog about
the physicality of books (thus paper) and the art of the physical medium
of books themselves.
des Arts du Livre: Références et informations pour
les artistes du livre, les relieurs, les étudiants, les collectioneurs,
etc. rattaché à l'Atelier de l'Île - appuyé
par CBBAG. En Français.
and Letterpress Artists Featured on ChicagoPublishes: Interesting
interviews and more.
- Guylaine Couture:
Artist books, works on paper, zines, etc. from Montreal. Site in French.
- Melissa Jay Craig’s
BLAHG: Adventures in papermaking and the book arts.
- Cuneiform Press:
Kyle Schlesinger, proprietor of Cuneiform Press, publishes and lectures
on topics related to poetics, visual communication, and artists' books.
- Dimitri's Bookbinding
Corner: My spot for sharing bookbinding and other creations. In
English and Greek.
- Erinzam: Representing the
work of Erin Zamrzla, designer, bookbinder and artist, this blog is
an attempt to document some of her favorite projects, materials and
Feinstein: Custom Hand Bookbinding. He trained at the North Bennet
Street School in the two-year full-time bookbinding program under Jeff
Altepeter, full-time instructor, and Martha Kearsley, part-time instructor.
He strives to make his dedication and passion evident in his work.
- Juan A. Fernández
Argenta: Encuadernación (bookbinding). In Spain.
Fiber Wire: A meeting place for paper enthusiasts from every corner
of interest, be it science or art, industry or history.
- Fine Press Book Association: News
and gossip from the world of handmade books.
- Future of the Book: Gary
Frost's blog in which he visualizes the future of the codex book. He
consider hybrid topics between reading behaviors, traditional book use
in the context of digital delivery systems, library preservation and
- Green Chair Press:
About the the studio and interests of Susan Angebranndt.
- The Gilded Leaf:
Fine bookbinding & restoration specializing in period-style leatherwork.
- Hands On Bookbinding:
Priscilla Spitler is a fine and edition binder in Truth or Consequences,
- Heavenly Monkey:
The private press of Rollin Milroy and a revolving cast of friends.
- Beth Heller
Conservation: Book and paper conservator in Golden, Colorado. I
fix works of art on paper, archival documents, and books in my private
- Flash of the Hand:
Erin Fletcher's (Herringbone Bindery) blog. Very much worth reading
are her interviews with binders and book artists.
Artes del Libro: Rodrigo Ortega's Spanish-language blog about all
things book arts.
- History of Books &
Material Texts: an interdisciplinary research focus group.
Artystyczna Art Book Studio Grzegorz Lewandowski: In Poznan, Poland.
Tylkowski: Offering a full range of fine hand bookbinding services
for include government offices, private companies, the professions as
well as consumers. In Poznan, Poland. Site in Polish, but Google offers
a passable translation and the work speaks for itself. See also his
- Letterology: Jennifer
Kennard's blog about "letters Are Symbols Which Turn Matter Into
This blog by Betty Bright supplements her research underway since October
2008, which considers the growing interest in letterpress printing,
not just within the book art world, but also as it participates in the
larger contexts of art and literature, politics and publishing, and
other influences that affect how artists make art.
- Lili's Bookbinding Blog:
Lili Hall's thoughts on bookbinding and allied arts...
- Linenlaid & Felt
Handmade Books: Blog by Katie Gonzalez is a book artist based in
Nashville, Tennessee who teaches workshops and creates journals, photo
albums, wedding guest books, baby books, and sketchbooks.
Books Blog: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's posts on the book arts,
especially as taught to children.
- Russell Maret:
type designer and private press printer working in New York City. He
began printing in San Francisco as a teenager before apprenticing with
Peter Koch in Berkeley and Firefly Press in Somerville, Massachusetts.
He set up his own press at the Center for Book Arts, New York in 1993
and has been printing and publishing ever since. See
his website here.
- Moon and Hare: Nicely
done blog about making journals using limp leather structures and more.
See also the old blog location at Moon
- My Handbound Books:
I'm a bookbinder and book artist and my blog is about my bookbinding
projects and ambitions. Lately, I have been focusing on historic book
structures from the Medieval and Renaissance eras.
- My Time Out of the
World: artist's books incorporating collage, found objects and other
- Paper Apprentice:
Jess Jones is artist-in-residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft
- Paper Chipmunk: She
was a fine art collagist in her previous life. Now she mostly chews
on books, or rather, make artist's books and objects.
- Paper Dragon Books:
Practices the art of fine and design bookbinding, and is located in
New York City. See also their website
and YouTube channel
with videos techniques and other work.
- Paper Ponderings:
Fiona Dempster's calligraphic and book arts blog.
- Jeff Peachey: Thoughts
about conservation, tools, binding, the state of the profession, and
more to make us all think about the fields we live and work in.
Pressbengel Project: Exploring German bookbinding traditions with
Peter D. Verheyen. Also home of the translation of Ernst
Collin's Pressbengel as The Bone Folder –
available in laid out in sheets for download.
- Salt City Book Arts:
Salt City Book Arts is an informal group for those interested in all
aspects of the book arts including bookbinding, artist's books, letterpress,
printmaking, and decorated papers. Based in Syracuse, NY we welcome
practitioners of all levels from throughout the Central New York region.
- Shackled in
Bookspace: Don Rash's blog. Don is a hand bookbinder, calligrapher
and letterpress printer. He resides in Plains, PA (near Wilkes-Barre.
He is founder and instructor of the School for Formal Bookbinding, also
in Northeast Pennsylvania.
- Solmentes & Solmentes
Press: Imprints of David Esslemont, a British artist, designer,
printer, bookbinder, and publisher living in America.
- Studio 5
Bookarts: Mark Cockram is a contemporary bookbinder, book artist
and box maker based in London (UK).
- Studio West End: Studio West
End is the creative home of (book) artists's Adele Outteridge and Wim
de Vos near Brisbane, Australia.
- Tedorigawa Bookmakers:
An aspiring bookbinder’s exploration into the World of Books.
Podcasts with bookbinders and book artists from Japan and the world.
- Le territoire des
Sens: Andrée-Anne Dupuis-Bourret's French-language blog about
book arts. Has a French-Canadienne focus.
- Tulibri - handgemachte Bücher
und mehr: German-language blog about the book and paper arts.
- V For Books: Handbound
books and artistic explorations of E. Lundahl, Finland
- Verzwirnt und Zugeleimt:
Hilke Kurzke's blog in which she describes her book arts projects. She
is also the author of Six
Ways to Make Coptic Headbands, a nicely done tutorial.
- Vuscor: Peter Zillig's German-language
blog. Peter is a largely self-taught binder in Cologne who is working
to build greater exchange of ideas among amateur and professional binders
- Wake Robin: Velma
Bolyard's northern New York paper and bookmaking blog.
- Amanda Watson-Will:
Amanda is a Brisbane, Australia artist specializing in artists books.
- Work of the Hand:
NBSS Bookbinding and Beyond! by Henry Hébert.
- Zigor Anguiano Calzada:
Este es un blog donde muestro mis trabajos e historias relacionados
con la encuadernación/ This is a blog where I show my work and
stories related to the binding. In Spanish, mostly.
- Philip Zimmermann
+ Spaceheater Editions: Photographic books.