I’ve always been an avid book reader, but never paid much attention to the construction behind the words until I tried making a tome of my own. Now I appreciate the complex structure hidden beneath the covers, and though machines now mass-produce books by the million, they cannot craft a codex with care.

This site contains a collection of hand-sewn books and ornate albums that I have created, and a brief overview of the book-making process. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.

– Ali Van Dam

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