Lincoln Bookbindery

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.

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The kids were surprised and impressed, and have been reading all afternoon and evening (green for him, pink for her, grey for me).

8 thoughts on “Lincoln Bookbindery

  1. solipherus says:

    O.m.f.g.

    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.

    1. B.L.W. Myers says:

      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.

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