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Visiting the American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum just opened in San Francisco, and I thought it would be interesting to visit a museum dedicated to the way they used to do things before the Internet age. But I was confusing printing and binding; as Tim James, the founder of the museum says in the SF Chronicle:

"This has nothing to do with printing, bookbinders were around for 1,000 years before printers."

Most were also out of business long before the Internet age, as the process was automated and the quality of printing and binding deteriorated. But Tim James has put together a fascinating collection of equipment, documents and samples in this quirky little museum that is open on Saturday afternoons.

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Image: Tim James with guillotine, credit Lloyd Alter