The Right Tool for the Job
By By Kerri Harding
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Little Ledo Press, 2010. Edition of 60.
5.5 x 7.75"; 72 pages. Printed letterpress with type faces Deepdeene and Californian. Edition of 60: Numbers 1-20 bound as a variation of the long stitch structure with handmade abaca paper covers; 21 - 40 are bound as one-of-a-kind books; 41 - 60 to be bound [written in June 2011].1 - 5 printed on handmade cotton text weight paper; 6-60 on Arches Text Wove.
Kerri Harding, introduction: "Tools offer a way to connect to, and communicate with, the world. ... The curious thing about bookbinding tools is that they are often appropriated from other crafts. I scour hobby shops, auto repair and hardware stores, medical and scientific surplus distributors, antique malls, and flea markets for tools that might be useful. Certainly, specialty stores for book artists are only the starting point."
This book offers 41 individual bookmaking tools identified through line drawings and name. There is a glossary as well as three page section of "Optional Bindery Supplies" - band aids, coffee mugs, and frozen burritos.