Diagram of a punch, matrix, and a final piece of type.

Learn about historical book-making tools and processes with hands-on stations where individuals will be able to:

  • imitate type design and type casting using a hand mould
  • assemble moveable type using a composing stick
  • ink and print a book cover on a letterpress
  • fold and bind a quarto booklet to take home

Special guest Kevin M. O'Sullivan, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Library, will be in attendance. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

For more information, please visit the project website.


Monday, April 3, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm


Willis Library
Room 140