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Dragonfly Bindery — Athenaeum Salon

dragonfly bindery (1.26) The Providence Athenaeum will host a salon this Saturday featuring the founders of Dragonfly Bindery in Woonsocket.

Join John Russell Bartlett Society members Pat and George Sargent for observations and commentary on their Dragonfly Bindery, which they have operated for 30 years, offering a wider range of services than most binderies, including restoration and designer work that makes use of their art background and training as alumni of RISD. They have been able to challenge their creativity and explore new directions in producing unique bindings, casings, and displays for rare books and other printed artifacts, elevating the presentation up to and beyond the artistic level of the content.

Books, posters, and artifacts from Dragonfly Bindery will be on view in the exhibit “Looking Back at 30 Books from 30 Years at Dragonfly Bindery/Studio” in the Philbrick Rare Book Room from January 8th through January 29th.

Free and open to the public, 1pm, Saturday, January 26, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street

raven

These pictures don’t do the books justice.  They were in a glass case with lots of reflections.

grateful dead

Somebody is a Grateful Dead fan.

papers

Beautiful papers and leather samples are part of the exhibit.