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Book Arts Display at Asheville Library

It was an honor and pleasure to provide a display window full of objects, images and information about the art of making books for Buncombe County’s North Asheville library, where I am a regular patron.

Papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding were all featured, with interesting specimens of the final product.

A special love of mine is books as objects of art, and several examples were on display.

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Mark the New Year with a Good Book!

library entranceway

John Dancy-Jones had the honor of providing the lobby display this month for Cameron Village Library, showing his large collection of bookmarks.

bookmark display

These bookmarks were collected over a lifetime of book gathering, both personally and as bookseller in downtown Raleigh for ten years. Many famous bookstores and authors are represented, but you can find unusual objects that served as bookmarks as well.  Some seem to tell a story.  There are miniature books on display as well.

bookmarks and minature books

Children's side of bookmark display

Children’s side of bookmark display

book beautifulMany of the bookmarks cherish or celebrate reading and books.

statue and bookmarks

Mark the new Year with a Good Book!

Mark the new Year with a Good Book!

Book Arts Display Project

I put together a book arts display for the local library and was able to show it at my school as well.  Pictures below.

Above is the display at Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh, NC.  Below are images from a similar display at The Fletcher Academy in Raleigh.