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Book Binding Demo

Denise at Gibraltar Editions will show us how she created the hand-bound, limited-edition copies of Ted Kooser's poetry collection A Suite of Moons.

This is an invitation-only event. To receive an invitation, purchase a copy of A Suite of Moons or email us at

One hundred thirty trade copies were printed and feature three machine-made papers from the French Paper Company of Niles, Michigan; long-stitch, non-adhesive binding; and a small circle  “moon” punched in the wrapper’s spine. They sell for $40.00.

Fifty-five fine copies were printed from handset type and feature three handmade papers. The three signatures were bound without adhesives using a French link stitch over paper tapes. The header tape bearing the title is woven into the front cover. They sell for $80.00.

Denise began setting and printing this suite of poems in August of 2020. In December, she designed and made the orange paper for the special (fine) copies. Her sheets, watermarked with moons, were pulled from beaten cotton linters with pieces of worn crocheted doilies and embroidery floss added in the deckle box. By February, she had finished printing and began to fold, cut, gather, and sew the signatures into covers. Both states of the edition were completed in April of 2021.

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Event Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
548 Seward Street
Seward, NE 68434