Wednesday Oct 06, 2021

Tales From The Leeds Library S1E6 Feat. bookbinder Brian Cole

Brian Cole has worked extensively with The Leeds Library’s collection as a conservator and bookbinder. In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we discuss the history of bookbinding, and the shape of the trade in the UK today. We discuss his book Aspire to the Beautiful and Brian also takes us through some of the different bookbinding techniques he has used to conserve some of The Leeds Libraries own collection.

Copies of Aspire to the Beautiful cost £12.99 + £2 p&p and can be bought directly from Brian. Email him at: or pick up a copy in person at The Leeds Library.

Read Brian’s article on New York libraries in our newsletter Speaks Volumes:

The Opening and Ending is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here:

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