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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 48, November 29, 2009, Article 20

HAND MADE KINDLE CASE LOOKS LIKE A BOOK

Dan Friedus writes:

I'm not sure if E-Sylum readers would laugh or cry but some may be interested to see this cover for a Kindle. I suppose one could have a faux hardbound Chapman catalog version made, given the appropriate leather (skirt).

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Well, I'm neither laughing nor crying. I'm actually pretty impressed. Ya gotta love this. What a great way to transform an electronic book reader! Now I wish I had one like it.

Dan's note alludes to a famous story involving numismatic bibliophile Armand Champa and bookbinder Alan Grace. Alan was visiting Armand, who was asking him to rebind a numismatic auction catalog of the Chapman brothers in white leather, matching the iconic color of the Philadelphia dealers' numismatic literature sale catalogs. Alan had already bound a number of Armand's Champa sales in white leather.

But Alan was having a hard time - his supply of white leather had dried up and at the time it was nearly impossible to find. As the story goes, Armand's wife Kay sashayed across the room wearing an outfit with a white leather skirt. Alan and Armand gave each other the "are you thinking what I'm thinking?" look, and after promising Kay enough money for a few brand new outfits, Armand gave Alan had the supply of material he needed to bind the catalog. -Editor

To read the complete article, see: Hand Made Kindle Case Mod Made to Look Like a Book (blogkindle.com/2008/03/hand-made-kindle-case-mod
-made-to-look-like-a-book/)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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