Here I am in front of a case full of handmade books. I am pointing at those made by me. This display is currently at the Prescott Valley Library until Jan 6, 2015. A wonderful selection of various styles of hand bound books.Two of my books also have original calligraphy. That was really how I got into making books. Certain alphabets I learned were flourishing before there was even a printing press. So making the book seemed a natural extension of my art.
The library itself is an architectural innovation, which I liked seeing.Something provocative in the north country.
The art of made by hand books is alive and well in northern Arizona. A group of us meet every few months and have a workshop to create a specific type of book. The attendees are all experienced book artists. Each member takes turn being the teacher, and chooses the subject. Anyone who has ever done this knows how much one learns a from those we teach.
So I invite you to go and visit this display and enter the world of handmade books.