How Books Are Made (then and now)

A several weeks ago we linked to the Seattle Pi blog postHow to Make a Book which featured the Encyclopedia Brittanica educational film Making Books from 1947.  We like this film so much, that we’ve decided to feature it on our site as well.  Compare it to the recent film from Alfred A. Knopf / Double Day on the making of Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.