Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kapolei hosts show-and-tell lecture on bookbinding

The Art of Bookbinding with Ken Cannon, bookbinder

Kapolei Public Library
Saturday, June 18
10:30 a.m.

After a brief look at binding history, this program will cover the principles of hand-binding and an overview of papers. We will be introduced to the several types of bindings, boards and cover materials in use today and see samples of each one. Finally, we will discuss the greening of the book business and its effects on the bookbinding industry today.

Ken Cannon has been a bookbinder since apprenticing in 1977 at the Robert Burlen Bookbindery (founded in 1856) in Boston under Master Bookbinder, Myron Stephens. Ken was later Vice President of the Nicholstone Bookbindery of Nashville, as well as President/CEO of Spectrum Graphics in Concord, N.H. He is now a resident of Kapolei.

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