Another way to get some great gifts for this holiday season is to get them books about making books. My favorites are written by Esther K. Smith. They are easy to understand with simple directions and illustrations. Her titles are: "Making Books" and "Magic Books and Paper Toys". I own both as well as her book for brides entitled "The Paper Bride". They are all wonderful. Check out her work and her husband, Dikko Faust, at Purgatory Pie Press. www.purgatorypiepress.com. Her books are also available from www.amazon.com and major book stores.
If you are into gift certificates, check out the workshops at The Center for Book Arts in New York City. They offer such a rich array of classes and workshops in book arts, letterpress and other topics that will send any bookie into a swoon. Plus they offer great publications for sale as well such as broadsides, artist books, chapbooks and other great books about making books. So how can you not get your holiday shopping done with all of these fun recommendations. Now go do some shopping! Happy holidays and here is to a creative year!