Heather Bain
Susan Bonthron
Amy Borezo
Patty Bruce
Carolee Campbell
Rebecca Chamlee
Susan Collard
Coleen Curry
Cathy DeForest
Anna Embree
Ethan Ensign
Mark Esser
Don Etherington
Samuel Feinstein
Erin Fletcher
Madelyn Garrett
Ken Gilbert
Karen Hanmer
Monica Holtsclaw
Deborah Howe
Peggy Johnston
Jamie Kamph
Ellen Knudson
Rebecca Koch
Jill Krase
Alison Kuller
Monique Lallier
Sammy Lee
Amy LeePard
Carolyn Leigh
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christopher McAfee
Suzanne Moore
Hanne Niederhausen
Jeff Nilan
Claire Owen
Jan Owen
Graham Patten
Jana Pullman
Veda and Meda Rives
Suzanne Sawyer
Susan Share
CB Sherlock
Stanley Sherman
Priscilla Spitler
Emily Tipps
Jonathan Tremblay
Claire VanVliet
Tom Virgin
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Wendy Withrow
Rutherford Witthus

Ken Gilbert
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Ken Gilbert studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He operates his own bindery in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, specializing in repairs, conservation structures, and new commission work.

Website: yourbookbinder.com

Ken Gilbert

Epsilon Reader, 2012

With so many new methods available for the dissemination of information, there is continuing speculation regarding the future of the printed book. Here, the “horizon” is one of time and technology. This structure is meant to resemble the characteristics of ancient books. The decorative pattern on the cover disappears over the horizon, and the missing area is sketched in. The resulting pattern resembles an electronic schematic. When handled, it is quickly apparent that this is actually a box and an easy shake toward the fore edge reveals a drawer. When the drawer cover is flipped down, a compartment for an e-reader is found.

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1.5 inches; 15 x 23 x 4 centimeters

Goat leather and cloth on binders board. Palladium and blind tooling.