Tag Archives | biblio

Biblio-Umami

I was trying to explain this to a friend of mine..perhaps it is a personal opinion, perhaps it is something a lot of people think but haven’t attached a name to, but there are some books in some editions which feel inexplicably good to the touch. Just a quick image of one part of one […]

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Dust n stuff

I spent the last couple of days helping a friend break down his workshop…thirty basement years of stuff…book binding tools and materials, letterpress materials, cameras, enlargers, artist tools. Dross up the wazoo. The letterpress stuff is going to the museum of printing in north Andover. The binding stuff I will split with a friend…. That […]

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why is it when you pay all your bills, you get this self righteous feeling and immediately go out and buy something frivolous? i just bought 100 bucks worth of underwear and socks. see? I am planning to throw all my old ones OUT when they get here.btw when buying socks, always buy a large […]

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David Maisel’s Library of Dust.is worth a looksee

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more on post cards – from Sam Coulbourn

From: Samuel W. CoulbournSubject: More on postcards I enjoyed Jerry Blaz’ piece on postcards. I collect (and sell) postcards, as well as journals, autograph books, memo books, and scrapbooks, each with some small story that gives clues to America’s rich history. Not the “big” history but the little stuff — like a young woman in […]

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New feature – curious finds

Hawaiian Post card album – found this at the salvation army today….I was there picking out my new spring wardrobe. Instead I ended up with 2 throw pillows a desk lamp, the album and the monkey. It’s about 9½”x7″ and has 10 leaves, room for 20 postcards or photos. The most curious thing is board […]

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Kansas is tasering students? what the FUCK GOES ON IN KANSAS?

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ever wonder?

one potato • they are choosing up sides in the UK over HMV’s acquistion of Ottakar’s, since they already have Waterstones, some people think it’s a little greedy. essays • nice longfrom Ready Steady Book literary blog. edit • ever wonder how all those books got in to project Gutenberg’s database? well you can volunteer […]

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WOD – headband

headband n. A functional and/or ornamental decorative strip of silk or woven threads attached to the top and bottom of a book’s spine to fill the gap normally found there. It does provide extra strength to the top of the spine when the book is unshelved by pulling on the head.

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school of thought

super shopping • Shakespeare’s legendary first folio is to be sold and may fetch up to £3.5m. Although 750 copies were printed only a third survive and most of those are incomplete. Even the complete ones have bits missing or are in replacement binding. The only comparable edition to appear at auction is an edition […]

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