March 30, 2012

VIDEO: A book is born


Here at Melville House, we’re no strangers to the particular pleasures of digital publishing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a bit of printmaking pornography now and then.

In a lovely new short film for the Daily Telegraph, documentary filmmaker Glen Milner visits Smith Settle bookbinders near Leeds to witness the process of printing and binding Suzanne St. Albans’ memoir, Mango and Mimosa, published by Slightly Foxed Editions.

Take a look below and I’m sure you’ll agree there’s nothing quite like the joy of a job well done.


Christopher King is the Art Director of Melville House.