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[BKARTS] List member David Allen / Beddall Bookbinding in the AbeBooks news

There's a nice article about list member David Allen / Beddall Bookbinding who frequently posts here on AbeBooks' website... Here's the teaser text.


Dave Allen is a surviving member of an endangered species - a professional bookbinder. Pick up your Yellow Pages - there won't be many listed. Bookbinding is a highly skilled craft requiring enormous patience, concentration and knowledge. It is also a profession kept alive by a few dedicated bibliophiles like Allen.

His studio, located in a workshop behind his house, is 15 minutes drive from the AbeBooks' headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, on the western coast of Canada. His firm is called Beddall Bookbinding, Conservation and Restoration, and he makes his living doing custom repairs and restorations, as well as contractual work for newspapers and other businesses. Much of his repair work is drilling and side-sewing books that have fallen apart after only one or two reads.

You can read the full article at <http://www.abebooks.com/books/bookbinding.shtml>.


Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator, PA - AIC
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