hello to old members from a new member
- Hello to all and many thanks to Patrice for the kind
welcome to this group,
My name is Nancy; since I don't live in California I
may be an anomaly in this group, but I hope you'll
allow me to lurk on the horizon. I've been working
with books for a couple of years now, learning binding
from a Gaelic bookseller in the Scottish highlands
(with no running water we had to use snow to wash our
hands and mix paste), and printing at Barbarian Press
in the much more hospitable Canandian Rockies. I've
just moved to New York, lured by the rare luxury of
being offered money in exchange for work in a
letterpress shop, and I hope to stay here for a year
before returning at last to England and setting up my
own press and bindery.
I joined this group because for a long while I have
been hearing about the great books and people (and
peaches) out west and I'm hoping to spend a month or
two in California next autumn before returning to
Europe, and maybe get to meet some of you and learn a
thing or two. This group has already confirmed my
suspicions that California is an exciting hotbed of
bookish activity. If any one has any suggestions of
places I should visit I'll certainly be interested!
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- Yeah, come to Santa Maria and be an apprentice in my bindery at
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Nancy campbell
California is an exciting hotbed of
> bookish activity. If any one has any suggestions of
> places I should visit I'll certainly be interested!
> Best wishes,
> Nancy Campbell