Sunday, November 21, 2010
Bookbinding and theology go together. I love to restore old Bibles and those Bible-story books for children from the 1800s. It doesn't have to be serious all the time, however. My husband and a friend were joking about their comprehension of a weighty tome called "Bible Doctrine" (which is actually a fine resource for study and has a place on our bookshelf). Listening in on the good-natured jesting, I had an idea. I found the perfect book at Wonder Book and gave it a new cover. The next time we got together, my husband presented our friend Chris with his very own special edition of "Bible Doctrine."
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Eventually I'll figure out how to add photo captions. Till then, for the photos below:
Top left: Repair materials for Bibles, including antiqued fabric headband.
Top right: The repaired Bible for the Heritage Society.
Bottom photo, Barbara is on the left. Note the "paperback to hardback" on the table.
My husband Darryl, and my neighbor Barbara, helped me again this year. We answered questions, enjoyed the parade, and talked with people who stopped by while I sewed my demonstration textblock (Don Etherington's autobiography in unbound signatures). I set up a photo collage of the Bibles I am repairing for the Heritage Society and directed people to the Heritage Society building where one of the repaired Bibles was on display. The weather was good, unlike last year, when we got rained out at the end. We were on the shady side of the street and two food tents were nearby. We relaxed, hung out, took breaks to look at the rest of the exhibits and vendors up and down Main Street, and thoroughly enjoyed the day. It's because of Heritage Day that my book-repair business has its name, by the way. I needed a business name for the application last year, and Heritage Book and Bible Repair simply fits.