The World’s Biggest Books: Everything Is a Measuring Contest

Column by Leah Dearborn August 5, 2021
A tiny village in northern Hungary has pronounced itself home to the world’s largest handmade book, which weighs over 3,000 pounds and takes six people and a special machine to turn a single page.

Tiny Book Battle: Publishing Under a Microscope

Column by Leah Dearborn
There’s quite a few aggressively tiny books out there. But...why?

Building The Custom Notebook

Column by Peter Derk July 31, 2019
Notebooks letting you down? Make your own!

A Vague, Illustrated History of Modern Book Design in 19 Covers (and 7-10 Taco References)

Column by Robert Bieselin May 14, 2014
The history of book cover design — now with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge and plenty of delicious tacos!
Harvard Library Books Not Bound In Human Skin

Experts Agree: One In Three Harvard Library Books Not Bound In Human Skin

News by Peter Derk April 7, 2014
After an analysis of materials, Harvard proves one of three books thought to be bound in human skin is in fact bound in sheepskin.

Library Love: Anatomy Of The Book

Column by Stephanie Bonjack May 8, 2013
Books are the coolest things ever, even as physical objects.