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Feb. 2, 2005

Bibliophiles To Meet UI Center For The Book Binder

The Iowa Bibliophiles will discuss bookbinding when the group meets Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Special Collections Reading Room on the third floor of the University of Iowa Main Library. Admission is free and open to the public.

This month's meeting features Julia Leonard, bookbinder and maker of protective, often decorative, enclosures for books. Leonard creates on commission single bindings as well as editions of fine printing, creates bindings and boxes to her own designs, and teaches regularly in the UI Center for the Book. She also currently coordinates activities in the Kolarik Bindery, the UICB's teaching laboratory for bookbinding. She will bring examples of her work and the work of others.

The Iowa Bibliophiles' primary objective is to provide a forum to share and gather experience and information about books and book collecting. The group is for anyone with a serious interest in books, their creation, preservation and collecting.

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