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Re: [BKARTS] "bookish" places in Italy???

At 02:41 PM 4/4/2005, Virginia Turbull wrote:
I'll be spending the month of May in Italy.   I'd love suggestions for
places to visit, etc., that would be of interest to a bookbinder and marbler.
    Thanks so much!

Though I've never been to Italy, I've always been intrigued by Alessandro Zanella's Edizioni Ampersand. Maybe because he once had a really great photo of his mosaic-tiled street number on his website, or maybe because I really like ampersands. I have to admit I've never seen his work in person. Alessandro's website appears to be under construction currently ("sito in ricafamento," it says), but it's still a beautiful page to visit:


You'll also find a bit more about Ampersand at Gabriel Rummonds' website on handpress printers:


Alessando's is the last listing in the column of "Handpress Printers and
their Work."

Have an excellent time,

Convivio Bookworks
John Cutrone & Seth Thompson, proprietors
Lake Worth, Florida

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