The Birth Of A Book

Ever wonder how books are actually made? We did. And this amazing video from the Daily Telegraph gives a glimpse into the art form that is book making. So beautiful and choreographed it’s almost like ballet:

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About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the author of THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS (2014), FLIGHT OF DREAMS (2016), and I WAS ANASTASIA (2018). Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

5 Responses to The Birth Of A Book

  1. Terri April 12, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    You were right…. that video was beautiful…. I just sat here and smiled…. I could almost smell the pages !!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! 🙂

  2. Ariel April 12, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Glad you liked it, Terri! I’m such a book nerd. Love this sort of thing.

  3. Susan L. Anderson April 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    So involved! I’m impressed. The workers treat the books with reverence and respect, as if they’d written themselves. Like this a lot!

  4. Donna Koch April 15, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    As I was watching this from my iPad, I couldn’t help but think that I was watching the birth of a book on one of many devices that will be the death of books.

  5. Ariel April 15, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I don’t think books will ever die, Donna. But I do think how we’re reading them is changing. I think there will always be print books (and there should be) but they’ll likely be more scarce than they are now. These days publishers reserve their “big” titles for hardback. I imagine something similar will happen with books. The ones that are anticipated to be big sellers will make it to print while most others go straight to e-book. But it’s just a theory (and a poorly informed one at that). I do know that when people like you and I (the book lovers) buy books they’ll always be around.

    Thanks for stopping by, Donna. And thanks for your comment! Definitely food for thought.


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