Uncommon Handbound Books by Cindy Leaders

The Merry Month of May

Monday, May 11, 2009


From A Fain books, a small journal fits perfectly into this vintage cigar tin, embellished with a bicycle image. Annie Fain Liden is an extraordinary book artist who taught my first class in bookbinding. There is not an ordinary book among her works. Don't miss a visit to her shop.

This very unique book is made from the bike inner tubes, which the artist promises have been cleaned well. What a unique way to recycle! And US buyers will only pay $10 to have this shipped all the way from Denmark. There are a number of these to choose from by PalePink.


Hard to believe, but true. This date must have been visited upon us by the Sadistic Dentist Association, no doubted headed by Orin Scrivello. (If you're singing "Son Be a Dentist" right now, you watch too many movies.) No surprise that there are no books on Etsy glorifying the root canal, but I did find this very interesting book covered with advertisement from a 1922 orthodontics journal. From BrooklynBookbinder.

The last book for this week is in honor of L. Frank Baum, author of the children's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, whose birthday is May 15. Actually, this book does double duty, because this week is also Children's Book Week. This cute little journal is in such happy spring greens. Perfect for both occasions. From Ragnazidnar.


Anna May 11, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

holy smokes..... these books are amazing! love the bike and nurse ones!!! What a great blog :) thanks for sharing :) My new goal is to try my hand at hand making a book.......

PrairiePeasant May 11, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

You are off to a great start Cindy! I look forward to following your blog!

Nathalie Thompson May 17, 2009 at 2:15 PM  

Love the eye candy! Truly a case of so many books, so little funds! I could easily COLLECT a million books ad never write or draw a single thing in any of them.

Great blog, BTW.

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