The creator of the Grateful American Book Prize, David Bruce Smith, came up with the award as a way to recognize and reward authors who write illustrated books for children on the topic of American history. At Advantage Book Binding, we are thrilled to have been a part of this wonderful mission by creating a… Read more »
Archive : October 2015
Book Binding Options: Should I Use PUR or EVA Binding?
When choosing how to have your book bound, you’ll have to decide whether to use PUR or EVA binding. Some simply prefer Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) binding because that is what was mainly used up until the 1990s. Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) wasn’t even developed until 1989, so it’s easy to see why some “purists” just… Read more »
19th Century Book Binding Archive Now Available Online
The Library Company of Philadelphia recently uploaded images of their extensive collection of 19th century book binding methods. The archive offers a comprehensive glimpse of the gorgeous binding methods that were popular centuries ago. A great way to gain inspiration for your next binding project or to simply marvel at the craftsmanship of days past,… Read more »
3 Beautiful Libraries Across the US
There is nothing quite so as inviting as a beautiful library. The rows and rows of books, the old book smell, and the ability to page through a seemingly endless variety of texts have made beautiful libraries irresistible for centuries. Some of the world’s most beautiful libraries can be found right here in the United… Read more »