Trip to Taurus Bookbindery
The Guild of Bookworkers is presenting their annual event, The Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding, in San Francisco starting today. As my trip to Taurus Bookbindery was one of the stops on my bookbinding spree in San Francisco this summer, I felt it necessary to finally write about my visit.
Taurus Bookbindery is owned and operated by Tim James, the mastermind behind the American Bookbinding Museum. Tim has been in business for over 30 years and specializes in binding editions of 100 and smaller.
When I arrived at the bindery’s address, I incorrectly assumed that this was a small operation. I warn you, the exterior of this building is very deceiving. There is a lot of super goodness in there.
As I mentioned in this post, I lost my notes from my trip to San Francisco (grrr…) so I can’t identify all of the machinery. I may not remember what it all was, but I do know that I want one of each for myself.
What follows is a photo tour of my trip.