Taking a look at our Book Arts Lab

Macodrum Library’s new Book Arts Lab offers hands-on opportunities to experience and learn a variety of book arts.  Students, faculty, and staff can learn bookbinding methods, hand typesetting, woodcutting, calligraphy, block printing, letterpress printing, and paper decorating in a collaborative lab setting.  In print master Larry Thompson’s words, “This is not an arts studio; it’s a lab…We’re trying to create students and scholars who have another dimension in their education. Hopefully, [they] go back to their studies carrying that with them." The display behind the Library Services Desk includes a number of books about book arts, a selection of tools, type, and woodcuts, as well as samples of each discipline to be studied in the lab.