As books evolve to include new digital formats, the attachment to the physical book remains strong. Readers appreciate its tactile qualities—the weight of the book in the hand, the feel of the paper, and the act of turning the pages. In this visual journey through time and space, you’ll see books from around the world made from palm leaves, wood, silk, paper, and vellum that are rolled, folded, and strung as well as sewn followed by some of the amazing work contemporary artists are creating with the book form. The goal is to enhance your appreciation of the book and give you information to share with your fellow librarians and patrons.
Track: Adult Services