The Leather Bound Book DVD

Peter Goodwin has been a bookbinder for over 60 years. He is a true master and one of the last apprenticed craftsman still in employment. Born in Leicester, England, he was apprenticed as a lad of 14 to ‘Boots the Chemist's’ bindery in Nottingham where he learnt his trade over seven years.

He remained at Boots for many years until the bindery closed repairing books for the famous Boots Library as well as making all the stationary and diaries for the company.Eventually Peter Goodwin emigrated to New Zealand where he became Bindery Manager for The Auckland City Public Libraries, a post he held for 14 years.
Now retired Peter still works three hours a day in his tiny bindery in Takapuna's commercial district, Auckland restoring Family Bibles, minute books, paperbacks as well as undertaking highly specialized albums for City Councils. In his seventies Peter enjoys his new status as a television presenter. He has a natural talent and an amusing turn of phrase.
As well as his love for books and biscuits Peter Goodwin is an enthusiastic stamp collector with Egypt as his specialized field.

Filmed by TV producer Janette Heffernan, in the bindery.

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Price US $34.95

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