Dragonfly Bindings at the Athenaeum

Anyone interested in bookbinding will want to mark their calendars for Saturday, the 26th of January at 1:00.

Dragonfly binder


Thirty years of bindings and restoration will be on display, and the proprietors, George and Patricia Sargent, will be offering a lecture on their experiences in the field. Read more at the Providence Athenaeum’s blog.

The event is sponsored by the John Russell Bartlett Society, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Historic Book Person of the Week #3: George Trautz

Binder George Trautz, looking every inch the craftsman:

Read all about him in Gustave Brunet’s Bibliomania in the Present (i.e. 1880) Age.