On the Shelf
When Poets Cook, and Other News
November 15, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
“Few poets, it would seem, are willing to claim as favorite any old run of the mill standard recipe.” When poets cook.
Dream homes built for books and the nerds who love them.
The Institute of Egypt in Cairo, which suffered damage and losses last December, has been given four thousand rare books.
“The reason we decided to do handmade books, sewing them instead of having them stapled, is because we wanted to make durable books that would be precious. When you get a Crumpled Press book, you can feel that it was handmade by somebody, you can feel slight irregularities in it. It’s a precious object that you’re not going to throw away. So if I make 250 or 1,000 copies, those books are going to carry on.”