The bookbinding competition at the Royal has been judged, I am looking forward to seeing the entries and the results. I will be at the Show 22nd and 28th, doing an Inspirational presentation ( least I hope it will be). I will be presenting 4 sessions each of those days, talking about books and bookbinding, promoting the Guild and our new home. The main topic will be "Upcycling the wonderful materials of Encyclopaedia along with an introduction to different binding styles. Hopefully I will be able to interest a few more people to come and try their hand at making and repairing books. Don't hesitate to come over and see me there and say hello. These pics is of a smashed catalogue on chooks, rebound into a hardback full leather, that I just finished. Jim Finger President.