Five Best Bookish Books

Five Best Bookish Books

Are you drawn to books about books? I’m a complete sucker for them, and hope this (incomplete) list gives you some reading ideas for the holidays. The Journal of Dora Damage, Belinda Starling It’s rare to find a book about bookbinding (I love Peter...
Golden Hare Books Star Window

Golden Hare Books Star Window

Dream commission: Create a constellation of origami for my treasured closest independent bookshop! Golden Hare Books stocks and displays volumes of irresistible and unusual literary delight Using paper from Adeline Klam, a book of mythology and a manuscript of...
Bookart + Poetry at Arvon

Bookart + Poetry at Arvon

The Travelling Bookbinder (me) and poet/artist Stevie Ronnie met to teach a week of text and image for Arvon at Lumb Bank. Workshop preparations began with goody bag collations… and continued with a successful raid on the best charity shops of Hebden Bridge. We...
INSET Day Paper Sculpture

INSET Day Paper Sculpture

This splendid collection of pop-ups shows the level of commitment that Bishop Road Primary gives to books. Two years ago, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, (who supplied the inspiration of volumes above) suggested my services to the bibliophile head teacher, and I taught...
Studio Time Cornwall

Studio Time Cornwall

Why is it that the night before you’re due to go away, your home is suddenly perfect? For the first time, this place was tidier than ever due to a photoshoot with The Simple Things magazine. Thoughts of Edinburgh disappeared as I whizzed from Bristol to Penzance...