Birth of a Book

Please don’t stop buying real books! This short film is a great testament to the beauty of the printing and book making process. Also it has reminded me why real books are so pleasing to the the touch. Any object crafted by hand imparts that feeling onto the recipient. I think we have all experienced that with a some kind of handcrafted object.

For the Daily Telegraph. Shot by Glen Milner at Smith-Settle Printers, Leeds, England. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ ‘Mango & Mimosa’ published as part of the Slightly Foxed series.


  1. Jenn LaPlante 2 Apr 2012

    I adore this video. This is why I just can’t bring myself to buy a Kindle. They look amazing, but it’s just not the same. Books hold so many memories, and I love the smell!

    Happy Monday to you and thank you for posting this. <3


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