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Re: [BKARTS] exhibiting one-of-a-kind-books


OK - now I know its a little on the ridiculous side - but I have a solution to exhibiting fragile, "one-of-a-kind" books. It doesn't address the issue that to truly look at a book is to hold it and flip though it at one's own pace, etc... but it does work to show the entire book at one time. ...

An interesting solution to a not-dissimilar problem I will shortly be facing. I have a miniature book appearing in a local show next month: it's a dos-a-dos with a handspun/handknit cover and two eight-page signatures sewn with my handspun linen thread (thanks to all who emailed me when I originally posted this idea!), and I've pondered ways to exhibit it properly. My biggest concern is theft, but I'm also frustrated with how to show the contents.

I've considered finding a bell jar and spreading the book out as much as possible, as well as posting a separate sheet with the contents, but if there are any other alternatives, I'd love to hear them.

Thoughts, anyone?

<returning to lurk mode>


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