THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2021
19.30-20.30 (GMT) 
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DOMINIC RILEY- Society Of Bookbinders President
Dominic is a self-employed restorer, designer binder, teacher, writer, lecturer and occasional film-maker. He has worked in London, New York and San Francisco, and is a past president of the Hand Bookbinders of California.
He won both first prizes and the Mansfield Medal in the Designer Bookbinders 2007 competition, and was elected Fellow of DB in 2008. He spends part of the year teaching in the USA with Michael Burke, and has his bindery in the Lake District.
About the event
The bible is the most frequently printed book in history, and yet rarely are the actual physical books themselves ever considered. Drawing on over thirty years as a book restorer – often looking after treasured family bibles – Dominic will talk about the extraordinary range of typographical, structural and decorative variations that have been employed in this most ordinary, everyday book. He will talk about his large collection of bibles that he has acquired since he started his bookbinding journey, as well as the rare and unique bindings he has come across as a restorer. These remarkable books, ranging from 1606 – 2006, tell the story of the evolution of book production over the past four centuries. They contain heart-warming inscriptions, hidden surprises and curious textual features. Each is unique is its own way, and together they show the wide variety of ways the printed word has been bound through periods of religious tension and change.
Please come with your questions.  He will be more than happy to answer them.
Registration Information
You will receive an email acknowledgement of your registration with the link to access the Zoom meeting.