Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium

Steal This Library, a website of custom bound books

A librarian at the Central Branch of Multnomah County Library has put together a wonderful site of custom bound books currently circulating in their collection. Up until the early 80s the Library Association operated its own bindery and Steal This Library is documenting these gems through stark photographs. From periodicals, to reference books to sets of books, you'll see beautiful renditions that mark the passing, but still avid appreciation of mainstream custom book binds.