I was waiting at a red light while running errands with the kids this afternoon when I got an e-mail from Lincoln Bookbindery letting me know my order was ready for pick-up. I hung a right and headed straight to the shop.
I was a wee bit excited. I decided a while ago that this book was a work of love intended for the kids’ eyes only, and then set to figuring out the best way to produce and preserve it for them. I found Lincoln Bookbindery during a late-night web search tangent, and they were a pleasure to work with.
When I walked in, owner Christopher Hohn gave me a wink and joked about how quickly I’d popped in after getting the notification e-mail. Then he handed me the three copies of the novel, and I had to fight simultaneous urges to skip and cry. “Suddenly” (after weeks of writing, months of rest, and weeks of revision) my manuscript was a real book. I told Chris I was hooked. “We’re enablers for bibliophiles,” he said.
I’m inclined to agree–I’m already thinking about the next project I can do with the wonderful shop. And Tedra’s blank books are so gorgeous, I’m looking for an excuse to order one.
A toast to fine craftsmanship and small businesses doing heartfelt work.
8 thoughts on “Lincoln Bookbindery”
Those look DEELISHUS.
*swoon* I would love to learn how to bind books… just for myself…
I’m not sure they (whether making or ordering) would work as well for me at con tables though; people browsing through gravitate toward smaller lower priced items. Bookmarks/buttons/stickers/$5 paperbacks tend to do great. Although it’s been a while since I’ve run a table, environment may have totally changed for all I know wow I’m off topic the point is…
Bound books…. Are So Delicious… Do Want.
Check out Tedra’s site filled with amazing bindings: http://www.fineblankbooks.com. Want.
That’s a good-looking product!
And that’s just a simple, straightforward hardcover binding! I highly recommend them–the shop is full of examples of really creative, unique work, and Chris and Tedra love what they do.
I met them once. Awesome shop and really, really solid work. Hella nice people as well.
I liked how quick he was to show me around when I stopped by with questions a few weeks ago–their love for what they do is infectious.
Aw, that’s really sweet (and awesome)! Maybe I’ll have them make a little book for me, too. 😀