Beautiful books are a passion of mine. Many books I own are cherished both for their words, and for their beauty. How a book feels, looks and how easy the print is on eyes can really make a difference to my reading experience. By the same token, shoddy, lazy or inappropriate book design can be huge turn-off. Read on for a great quote from typographer and author, Robert Bringhurst about how a well-made book can come alive.

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When Mary Scattergood was a little girl, her grandmother told her stories about the fairies that lived in their beautiful garden. The stories came alive when Mary’s own granddaughter was born several years ago. Mary is an artist well known for her original primitive style paintings. She had painted a set of beautiful watercolours featuring whimsical fairies and written the text for a children’s book. Continue reading