Organisation - August 26, 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.

Gerrit Hoornsman, project co-worker Imares Den Helder
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.'

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