Sunday, September 25, 2016

Heritage Day Festival 2016

We always set up next to the Middletown Library Book Sale. I managed not to bring so much stuff this year. It was fun explaining the old boot (it's the mate to the one I used for the spine of the book next to it). Darryl's beautiful "New Antiques" tables were perfect for displays. Someone brought their Bible for repair, along with the handwritten estimate I did at last year's festival!

I did an on-the-spot estimate for repairs to this little book. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Holzer Book Bindery

Our visit to the Holzer Book Bindery was a highlight of our trip! Marianna comes from a family of binders, dating from 1870. I couldn't attend the Guild of Book Workers conference this year, but made an unexpected and wonderful connection in Vermont! The link to the bindery website is:

Ric and Marianne graciously showed us the bindery. Ric is holding the book he wrote that Marianne bound for him.  Marianne holds the photo album that chronicles her family history of bookbinding. We persuaded Dolina to get in the picture also. 

I'm happy to have made this Vermont bookbinding connection!