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  • Monday, May 8, 2017

    You might not realize this, but American publishers’ bindings have quite a long and storied history in the book world. Last year, I attended a symposium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on American publishers’ bindings, where the enthusiasm for the history and production of bindings was contagious. This conference introduced me to the artist Margaret Armstrong and her influence on American commercial book cover design, and I am more than pleased to have ‘discovered’ many of her cover designs in the stacks at NYSL.