Sunday, September 24, 2017

Roswell Bookbinding Tour

We will never look at a book in the same way, now that we have toured Roswell Bookbindery. Of course, Mike Roswell does more than bind books. He restores old, torn, abused books that become heirlooms for families. He creates inventive packaging. He designs unique style books and amazing large format books. His business comes from all over the world. While we were there, he had books that are going to Korea, to National Football teams and players, to Arizona Highways, to Collectable Car enthusiasts, to St. Andrews Golf Resort in Scotland . . . It's fascinating!
So many of his employees have been there for years. They talked fondly of their "second family" at Roswell Bookbindery.
Also wonderful is that Mike was a major sponsor for our Historymaker Centennial book providing the beautiful leather binding with the copper embossed title. He has contributed to Tastes & Treasures, Volume II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona with a delicious Posole recipe and memories of his family. And the cookbooks will be bound and stored at Roswell Bookbinding. We have a very supportive partner in our new cookbook and we are very grateful.

"Dancing Fred"

Our new cookbook will have the Wire-O Ring for ease of opening while cooking.

Antique bindery machines

Long time employee Christi Buchholz explains the O-Ring binding that will be used on Tastes & Treasures Volume II

Zona observes the delicate repair of old book that are ripped and torn.

Mary Pat Honey and Renee Donnelly are "twins" with matching shirts!

100 pro golfers signed the fabulous book for St. Andrews

Explaining repairs in the "Restoration Room"