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Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books and More | Heather Weston
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Binding, folding, and decorating techniques to create beautiful artists books and more From heirloom memories to unique journals, albums, and altered booksor simple tag books for your kidsBookcraft contains all the skills you will ever need. Books are a central part of life, and have been with us for around 2,000 years. Although most books we use are produced commercially, many of us are drawn to the book form in its various guises, and are interested in exploring how to make books of our own, whether as a vehicle for telling stories, as scrapbooks, or as notebooks and journals. This guide provides the essential ingredients for designing and making your own books, from simple binding and finishing techniques to complex complete products. Projects are designed to suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced, and use a step-by-step approach to learning the necessary skills. Each project begins with basic techniques and progresses through to thought-provoking applications of those techniques. Each technique includes an example of a finished book that fully and beautifully utilizes the methods described by the techniques. This book explores more experimental binding and page treatment techniques, and has a comprehensive gallery of ideas outlining the skills and materials needed to apply techniques often reserved for professionals.
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Thanks for the tag @IndoorDame #wonderouswednesday
1. It completely depends on the book for me. But sometimes I really appreciate a good epilogue.
2. I love pictures. I wish there were more. And I love maps. And I love interactive features.
3. I think my recliners- both indoor and my outdoor chairs that recline, or a comfy rocking chair.

Who else wants to play?

IndoorDame Outdoor recliner sounds like heaven 💗 7d
Eggs # 2 Agree 💯 on pictures 7d
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My goal for #marvellousmay

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1. Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Historical Fiction
2. I‘m hoping to get more into sci-fi
3. Poetry, short stories, non-fiction
4. I don‘t watch a lot of TV and I‘m sure there already are a lot that I don‘t know about, but fantasy.
5. The Hate U Give (I don‘t enjoy YA anymore)
6. I didn‘t loathe but bailed on The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
7. Not sure who‘s already done this. Feel free to join in!


Clwojick I still need to read The Hate You Give 4y
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1. Romance, Fantasy & Historical Fiction
2. More non-fiction
3. Sci-fi and political anything
4. Keep bringing on the romantic comedies!
5. Binti trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor - Sci-fi
6. Paper Princess by Erin Watt - Romance
7. @ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for the tag 🏷💗💗 4y
Clwojick ♥️♥️ I love a good romcom! 4y
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My Book Outlet haul came today. A couple for me, a couple for grandkids and more for the TBR mountain. 😋 ❤📚

Tex2Flo “TBR Mountain” 👍👌🤗 4y
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I have never dropped a book in the bath or, to the best of my recollection, left a smear of chocolate in one. I did occasionally, in the folly of youth, dog-ear pages, but would never dream of doing so now! Having grown up in a small town, our library lending limit was 4, so yeah, I hit it. I‘ve read Gone With the Wind, Animal Farm, A Tale of Two Cities and some Georgette Heyer books more than 5 times.

BeansPage Very nice 👍🏻 4y
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My year in books 2018. Not too bad since I didn‘t really start paying good attention until July....
here‘s to another year of lovely books, friends, and fun!
Happy New Year everyone! 🥳

JoScho 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳 4y
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#in2018 @RealLifeReading

All but 4 completed.

GondorGirl Great job! 4y
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Have a bunch of old law books you don‘t know what to do with? Make a book fireplace out of them! I‘m so not creative but it was so fun to see this tonight at book group!

Tamra 👍🏾👍🏾 4y
CrowCAH That is sooo cool!!! 4y
tracey38 That's so cute! 4y
bookcollecter Cool! I would like to read those after lol 4y
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My bestie made this book tree at the community run used shop she volunteers at. Isn‘t it gorgeous?

merelybookish She did a great job! 4y
MicrobeMom Love love!!! 4y
Texreader 💜💜💜 4y
CoverToCoverGirl Yes! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
tracey38 I love this! 4y
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Finished my final book for this quarter today at sky zone! Will post a review of the refugee book later tonight. #booked2018 lots of good ones this quarter - the beautiful things that heaven bears was probably my favorite. And especially timely.

RebelReader Well done! 👍🏻 5y
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1. Before We Were Yours, Circe, I‘ll Be Gone In The Dark
2. Books, I‘m enjoying pins to put on a bookish bag, and bookmarks.
3. Aug 21
4. Fantasy, historical fiction and nonfiction.
#jb #justbecause

Eggbeater Circe is on sale today only for $4.99 on kindle. I don't know if you like ebooks. 5y
Chrissyreadit @Eggbeater That's awesome! Thank you! I like ebooks for travel and reading in dark places. 5y
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knittedgnome Love it!! 5y
LazyDays 💓💓 5y
tammysue 💞 5y
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I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was beautiful!!! #fivestack #readingresolutions @Jess7

Chrissyreadit Stunning! 5y
wanderinglynn 😍😍😍Love it! 5y
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Hey guys! The Summer Slasher swap is still happening I‘m just having to get through this final week of classes with kids freaking out over finals then I‘ll send out matchess! So sorry I‘m slacking but geeez these kids are killing me lol

AmyG I did a last minute sign up. Thanks for doing this! 5y
MommyOfTwo Darn it! I was going to sign up for this one and completely forgot! 5y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I think I signed up for this—pretty sure I did! My wretched memory!! 5y
MommyOfTwo Ok so I saw sign up was through today so I‘m in 5y
JoeStalksBeck @MommyOfTwo I haven‘t had a chance to close it so you can still sign up 5y
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Got to love this! Books all around - in a restaurant. I especially enjoy the ”Pili” one - it means little penis in Finnish 😂The food was fantastic, the service excellent... but nothing beats the sangria. 😍

Chrissyreadit ❤️sangria! Was this in Finland? 5y
Tove_Reads @Chrissyreadit In Barcelona. Although we are ready to bring this place to Finland! 5y
Chrissyreadit Wow!!! I love seeing a Litten pics from around the world. Do you live there? 5y
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Tove_Reads @Chrissyreadit I live in Finland, was just visiting Catalonia. 5y
ephemeralwaltz What restaurant is this?? Never been. Hope you enjoyed your stay!! 5y
Tove_Reads @ephemeralwaltz Yes, we really enjoyed it, although too many tourists everywhere. Especially Montserrat is fantastic! Also enjoyed talks about democracy. Photo taken at Bar Celoneta. 5y
ephemeralwaltz @Tove_Reads yes, the overflow of tourists has me a little fed up with the city... I'm glad you had a nice time - especially in our uncertain political climate. 5y
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Welcoming spring like this #BT #BookSwapBooth rocks :)

Have you spotted one?

Please do share!


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#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

1.) Aside from the obvious #harrypotter, the entire urban fantasy modern faerie tale series by Holly Black.

2.) Eragon - Christopher Paolini

3.) it's a toss up between Ashley Wilkes from Gone With The Wind and Margo from Paper Towns

4.) The Hunger Games. I liked it but I didn't think it was the end all be all of YA, as I was led to believe.

5.) @BiblioNyan

JenlovesJT47 Lol at number 3! 😂 Ashley is a bit insufferable to be sure. And Margo really pissed me off, especially at the end! (Selfish much?!) 5y
blithebuoyant @JenlovesJT47 he's such a whiny little turd burglar. And Margo is whacked. 5y
JenlovesJT47 Lol 👆🏻😂🤣😅🤣😂😅 good description of Ashley. 😅 5y
BiblioNyan This is neat, thanks for the tag!! 😃 I‘ll have to do it when I‘m more awake haha. I also think Hunger Games are a bit overrated. 5y
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Mini book haul from the used bookstore in Ithaca. I absolutely love that place, I bought both of these for about $15. #books

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Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 5y
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I‘ve been an Owlcrate/Nocturnal Readers box subscriber and I never knew what to do with the themed cards that came in every box until another Owlcrater suggested making them into bookmarks!
Great idea and here they are!

TrishB Look fab 👍🏻 5y
TommieMarie74 Great idea! I think I‘ll do that with mine too. 😊 5y
Paperplaces @TommieMarie74 Go for it! I‘m so glad I did ☺️ 5y
Paperplaces @TrishB Thanks! 5y
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#Librarianpost Had a WONDERFUL time at the Book Repair workshop with the WISD librarians this evening! So glad I now got to meet all the men& women who work in our schools! PLUS I won the drawing for a $170 value box (bottom right picture) of Book Repair materials&tools for Clift Library!🎉🙌🏻 I could tell I was among Kindred Spirits- when the instructor showed us how to fix the horribly torn binding of a HB, we all clapped at the beauty of it!😂

tpixie Awesomeness!! 5y
Emily92Bibliophile Yes @tpixie it was the epitome of “awesomeness “- I have never been around so many librarians who squealed with delight ( all in unplanned unison ) as the instructor made a clean save out of a book that looked destined for the trash 🤗🎉🙌🏻 5y
tpixie Lol 😆 perfect!! 5y
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First bookish t-shirt🤓

coffeewithbooks I love it ! I need get me a bookish t-shirt 6y
britt_brooke Ok, where did you get this?? Love it! 6y
Lissa00 @britt_brooke from Amazon. The tags says Bella. 6y
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britt_brooke @Lissa00 Thank you 😁 6y
zezeki That's the shirt I need 😍 6y
hlgreenfield Yeah I need that t-shirt!! It basically sums up my life! 6y
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#TheBookCam #SpotAReader how often do you talk to commuter who is reading? I do it all the time :)

TrishB Yep 😀 and perfectly happy if someone asks me about my book! 6y
Jinjer Never because I hate it when someone interrupts my reading. #antisocial #leavemealone (edited) 6y
minkyb My daughter is constantly having book conversations on the subway. 6y
That-Bookish-Hiker I'm with @Jinjer lol. They can ask me what the book is about but generally I don't like to be interrupted. 6y
Blueberry I do it too. That's the one interruption allowed. People like to share about what they are reading. 6y
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Image by @Jess7

I just signed up for this exchange. You can set you monetary limits, so this seemed like a good one for my first exchange! #bibliophilebookexchange @collegecatlady

Jess7 @collegecatlady is the organizer if anyone has any questions. I'm excited! 6y
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My bookish attire for day one!

Librarianaut I love it!!! 6y
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️😍 6y
DakotaWilde I LOVE THIS!! 😍 6y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
Literaryunicorn LOVE AND NEED ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
BethM @Literaryunicorn I got it at half price books, but I bet you could google the company: book nerd. 6y
Literaryunicorn Awesome! Thanks, @BethM !! 6y
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I am so stoked to be attending Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation this weekend. 2.5 days of activities and 60 authors. I decided to commute as my fur baby isn't feeling the best this week. What goes better with this event than nails with tea cups?!

Cinfhen Your nails are fantastic 💘 6y
BethM @Cinfhen thanks! Jamberry 6y
GypsyKat Cute! 6y
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My library's book expo is today 😆😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!! Helping all the authors register and set their booths up. Love, love, love, love, love this!!!! 30 authors. #LitsyLovesLibraries

RealBooks4ever Nice! 😃 6y
tpixie That's fantastic!! 💝Libraries, 📚, and thankful for librarians!! (edited) 6y
LauraBeth Looks exciting! 6y
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BrianMacrae Having a great time here. Glad to have met you @MrBook 6y
Bookzombie That's awesome! 6y
artgirljill It was great to meet everyone. Very nice day. 6y
KellyHashway Thank you for telling me about Litsy. I was able to download the app once I got home. :) It Was great meeting you today! 6y
MrBook @RealBooks4ever @tpixie @Bookzombie 😁🙌🏻! @LauraBeth It was very exciting 😊👍🏻! @BrianMacrae And an absolute pleasure meeting you; looking forward to reading your book 👌🏻! @artgirljill And it was great meeting you 👍🏻👍🏻!! @KellyHashway The pleasure was all mine, and I look forward to future reads from you and Ayla 🙌🏻! 6y
KellyHashway Thanks! 6y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 6y
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Okay, #littens, need more recommendations for #bookish apps. Here is what I currently have. Help!

scripturient LitNav and The Love Book - the last one is a poetry app and has readings by Tom Hiddleston, etc. 😍 6y
ramyasbookshelf I'm going to follow this chain.. I pretty much have the same ones you have.. 6y
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Laney1733 I will follow this as well. I'm looking for an app that I can have a TBR shelf and a READ shelf that will display the actual front cover of the book on a little shelf graphic. If you can picture that! With no social network/media aspect to it. Any suggestions? 6y
saresmoore Bookout is fun for tracking reading time. It helps keep me focused and off of Litsy during reading sessions. 😬 6y
ReadingEnvy Does your public library have Hoopla? There is an app for it if so. 6y
scripturient @Leo1733 Don't know if this meets all your criteria but maybe the 'To read' app would work. 6y
rachelm @ReadingEnvy @rubyslippersreads my library doesn't use it 😭😭😭 6y
rachelm @scripturient amazing!!! 6y
rachelm @saresmoore I need that. Sold. 6y
Kmmsellers I'm following for recs, too. But I do second that Bookout is a good one. 6y
k.reads I haven't actually tried it yet, but Kobo is an ebook purchasing app that gives a portion of sales to the local bookstore of your choice. 6y
k.reads Also LibriVox has free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers. 6y
rachelm @k.reads oo! Those both sound awesome!! 6y
nikirtehsuxlol Your library might have Libby which is an updated look at overdrive 6y
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My #2017Diary to keep me on track! Do you use diary? Do you put an entry everyday?

Redwritinghood I use one but not every day. 6y
kspenmoll Use one but not daily habit. 6y
Hoopiefoot This is the 1st year I've used one. I list my fitness activities each day and also include notes on if I started/finished any books. 6y
minkyb No, but I am intrigued by the 5 year couple of lines a day journal. 6y
mcipher I want to journal but I'm terrible at it. I think I just don't want to enough. 🙄 6y
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Shocker. (Though the quiz text doesn't really go with the result. Get on that, Buzzfeed. Dang.)

ETA: Link! https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasminnahar/what-percent-book-obsessed-are-you?utm_term...

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I found this beautiful plaque this fall and have proudly displayed it ever since!

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My son finished his book already! Pretty good for a first effort. Now it gets pressed overnight and good to go.

britt_brooke It's lovely! 💚 6y
Joybishoptx How cool! 6y
Soubhiville Wow, it looks great! 6y
Hobbinol Oh wow!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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The kids got out of school today early due to the snow. For some reason, my son came home and decided to make a book. That's right - a whole book from scratch. I'm happy he has a project, but he's never done this before so Mom is having to help a lot while also trying to get work done.

LeahBergen Very cool! 👏🏻 6y
Alfoster ❤❤❤❤! 6y
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