Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,

This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


As AAB's new employee, ignorant in the ways and means of bookbinding, it was especially exciting for me to jump into my first (but definitely not last) bookbinding class last weekend. Designed for true beginners such as myself, Daniel guided his enthusiastic students through so many of the basic skills, concepts and applications that our heads were spinning! He packed a lot of information into two, very focused days, and all nine of us loved every minute; so much so, that we're clamoring for more! Some of us skipped lunch and stayed after class we were so absorbed in our creations. A few of us actually finished a project or two, while others of us (yes, I was one of them) didn't finish anything but got a good start on a few different projects. I'm excited to complete my beginner projects and move on! - Deb

Our one representative from the younger generation, Zakiya, displaying the book she made especially for her friend.

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