Demand was stronger than we anticipated for a leather hand-bound edition of “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker.” We sold out of all of our copies within a couple weeks of announcing the run. So at the request of several customers, we are offering a second run of 26 books at the same price.
This run will be different than the first. The book will be bound by hand by the craftsmen at Ohio Books in Cincinnati, but the leather will be a finely grained black cow skin. The title on the cover and spine will be debossed and foiled with a matte silver (we experimented with several sheens and colors). And the marbled end sheets are a matching black and gray. If you’d like details of the shop that does the binding, check out this blog entry.
Each book will be signed by me and Joel Moskowitz and lettered A through Z.
This is one edition that I am buying for myself.
The cost will be $165 plus $8.50 for priority mail shipping in the United States (foreign orders can get a quote from Sharon using the link below). When the books arrive in May we will list them for sale in the store. If you are interested in reserving a copy, please contact Sharon at email@example.com. Or you can call her at (317) 603-3605. Please note that half of this run of black leather books is already reserved.
As always, it’s first-come, first serve.
We might offer a third run later in the year using a different leather (green or deep red, perhaps). However, there are no guarantees. These books are very expensive for us to carry in inventory. I’m not trying to pressure you, just being honest.
— Christopher Schwarz