Linking and Pageviews 1850 Style: The American Bookbinders Museum


Everything is electronic these days; even if you read a book in paper form, it has been typeset on computers, printed and bound by computerized machines. One can forget that putting a book together used to take a lot of people with a lot of different skills, including the trade of bookbinding. Tim James still binds books, but is also gathering the tools, samples and manuals of the trade in a small, quirky San Francisco museum that is open on Saturday afternoons. It specializes in another printing revolution, when cast iron, steam and electricity changed the industry in the late 1800s.


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