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book query

Richard et al:

Regarding the book you ask about, I think the full citation, or at least
the title page reads " . . . by Gwyneth Swain and Minnesota Center for Book
Arts." Gwyneth should get all the credit. It is a very interesting book,
aimed, as it says, for 9 to 12 year olds, or for those who might be
instructing this age group, and perhaps younger. Lerner Publications, which
is the publisher, and Gwyneth, an editor for Lerner, approached Minnesota
Center for Book Arts about doing this book, and MCBA assisting with some
information, teacher expertise, ability to photograph MCBA classes, etc.,
even before I became MCBA director in mid-1993. Lerner occupies the
building adjacent and connected to the MCBA building and was (still may be,
but I know they were trying to sell the building) MCBA's landlord. I okayed
the project and it went ahead, with this book being published in hardcover
in, I believe, 1995. Some basic information on binding, book structures,
paper decoration, and more. From MCBA's side of things, Janet Parker,
Director of Youth Programs, was instrumental. Probably not necessary for
the professional binder such as you, Richard, but still a good book. I
wasn't aware that the paperback edition was now being published, so thank
you for calling my attention to it. I believe some percentage of the
royalty still goes to Minnesota Center for Book Arts, so by all means buy it.



Date:    Mon, 2 Jun 1997 16:14:28 -0400
From:    Richard Minsky <minsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: "Bookworks; Making Books by Hand"

The Amazon.com robot just sent me this. Has anybody seen this book yet?

"Bookworks; Making Books by Hand"


Gwenyth Swain

List: $9.95 -- Amazon.com Price: $7.96 -- You Save: $1.99 (20%)

Subjects: CHILD BOOKS/AGES 9-12                             ;

Publisher: Lerner
Binding: Paperback
Expected publication date: June  1,1997
ISBN: 1575050730
URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1575050730

charles alexander / chax press / chax@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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