Ep. 10 Making Books The Strano Way with Brandon Vigliarolo 8-7-19
Today we welcome Brandon Vigliarolo, a freelance writer who shares his love and books and reading by giving a slice of history. He is a historical reenactor at Locust Grove, a 55 acre estate and mansion from the late 1700s. He felt he needed authentically made books to enhance his performance as an 18th century gentleman. So, he decided to make them himself. Thus began his bookbindery Strano Books. His books are bound the way books were produced in the 18th and 19th century, the time of Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. He explains the process of making his books, how he almost lost a finger to his craft, and why artisan items are worth the cost. This episode we wish you could be in the studio with us so you could smell the aroma. Imagine a cross between an old book scent with the musky leather of a new pair of boots. His volumes are beautiful as well with covers under richly marbled papers and leather corners and spines. Join us today as we get a mini history lesson about the physical art of making books.
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