Summer Camp for Book Geeks

Rare Book School takes place for 5 weeks each summer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. It brings together librarians, scholars, collectors, and “random book-mad civilians” for intensive courses in book history, bookbinding, etc – including one session dedicated to hand-marbled papers from the 18th century to the present, and another using tape measures and mini light sabers to trace pages to a “specific paper mold in a specific mill.” Students return year after year for this unique experience. Read the entire NYT article here.

Laura

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