Organisatie - 26 augustus 2010

'I have a thing about books''

Torn leather, a loose spine, a dented cover or a broken clasp: whatever is wrong with a book, Imares project staff member Gerrit Hoornsman can fix it at his bookbinding and repair workshop in Den Helder, De Kneep.

He sometimes takes weeks to repair one book, page by page. Hard to put a price on work like that. 'At some point I did want to earn my living from it. But that isn't easy.'