This year we — John Christopher (Flowers and Fleurons), Mark Pavey (Dead Methods), Graham Bignell and Beatrice Bless (New North Press), Christian Granados & me — decided to leave earlier for LpW 2015 and visit Tipoteca Italiana in Cornuda. We decided to meet in Venice and then travel to Cornuda by train the next day. Venice in the summer is very busy, but we’ve managed to escape the tourists spots, enjoy the city and have some local food.
Venice has a great history and reputation for producing beautiful books and beautiful papers. One of the oldest and most famous paper and binding shops is Antica Legatoria Piazzesi, which calls itself the first paper shop in Europe and opened in 1851 (Campiello della Feltrini 2511/c, in San Marco district, near Santa Maria del Giglio vaporetto stop.)
In the next post I’ll tell you more about our visit to Tipoteca Italiana.