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LUCIA E HANS | Bookbinder

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The bookbinding shop was founded in 1891. Lucia and Hans picked up the Viali family’s company and legacy in 1997 and have maintained and developed its services and skills wit care and passion. The company now ranges from hand-made bookbinding to volume restoration, with the aim of bringing the book status back to its useful, functional, and beautiful self. Great attention is paid to the research of materials: parchment, leather, and fine paper and fabrics to create a product of great quality. Every corner of Hans and Lucia’s workshop hides details, stories, and tools to discover and learn about. Movable type printing, hand binding, fine paper, and gold leaf decoration: an ancient and very refined world to be discovered together with the expert and gracious hosts!

LUCIA E HANS | Bookbinder


THE STORY
The bookbinding shop was founded in 1891. Lucia and Hans picked up the Viali family’s company and legacy in 1997 and have maintained and developed its services and skills wit care and passion. The company now ranges from hand-made bookbinding to volume restoration, with the aim of bringing the book status back to its useful, functional, and beautiful self. Great attention is paid to the research of materials: parchment, leather, and fine paper and fabrics to create a product of great quality. Every corner of Hans and Lucia’s workshop hides details, stories, and tools to discover and learn about. Movable type printing, hand binding, fine paper, and gold leaf decoration: an ancient and very refined world to be discovered together with the expert and gracious hosts!
ASK FOR A CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE OR DATE

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EXPERIENCES WITH LUCIA E HANS

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THE PILGRIM’S NOTEBOOK

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The experience involves the creation of a notebook made of paper, leather, and string (of about 8x13cm in size). You may choose your favorite colored leather from the many in the bookbinding workshop. With Hans and Lucia’s guidance, you will be able to follow the different workshop phases, which include a medieval technique in the preparation of the paper sheets, which are sewn and bound directly onto the leather cover. This way, book cover and stitching make a single piece and the notebook will be ready in just a few steps. You may also personalize it with graphic or floral motifs, or with your initials, directly embossing the chosen decoration on the surface. Finally, a leather string around the notebook will help tie it shut.

VITERBO, Vt

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