From Reader to Maker

On Friday, October 11th, U-M Library held a mini book making workshop in Design Lab Pie Space hosted by Ben Denzer, author of the Cheese Book. The workshop taught participants book binding using the perfect binding method and I left having made my own soft-cover book.

New Exhibit and Opening | Dear Stranger

front cover of a fabric book made to look similar to Composition notebooks. The traditional black-and-white pattern has been replaced with embroidery of drones.

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the new exhibit Dear Stranger: Diaries for the Public and Private Self. Join us to celebrate the power of personal writing at the exhibit opening and journaling workshop on Tuesday, January 21.

The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

Cover of The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

The Blue is a historical thriller of industrial espionage in the world of 18th century porcelain manufacture. The heroine is a talented artist who wishes to become a serious painter, but, as a woman, that path is blocked to her in England. In Venice it would be a different story, but she doesn't have the money to go there. An unscrupulous nobleman offers to finance her journey to Venice if she accepts a job at a porcelain factory and steals the formula for a stunning new shade of blue...

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