Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books Exhibition

Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books Exhibition

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On view during Library hours

There are as many ways to bind a book as there are types of books and types of readers. Before the Industrial Revolution, bookbinding was a separate trade from publishing, and many of the historic bindings that we see were bespoke products commissioned by their owners.

This exhibition will cover different types of books, from miniature books to enormous folios, gold-stamped publishers’ bindings to stab-stitched paper wrappers, treasured bibles to ephemeral almanacs, 19th-century marbled papers to 15th-century stamped leather, and more! Peer into the “guts” of historic bindings to see how they were constructed, from the bookbinder’s craft to the print and manuscript waste hiding inside.

Come judge books by their covers and experience some of Pequot Library’s hidden treasures.

Related Programs
Craft a Book (for kids ages 8-12): Saturday, November 16; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Making a Mess in the Print Shop: Thursday, November 21; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Event Details

Date: January 24, 2020


This event also occurs on 01/25/2020, 01/26/2020, 01/27/2020, 01/28/2020 and 12 more dates. [see all dates]



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Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport CT 06890

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