Book bindings in new exhibition

The Nobel Museum Book Binding Exhibition started in 2006, after Harold Pinter received the Nobel Prize in Literature the year before. Since then, Swedish and international book binders have been invited to interpret the Literature laureates in their proper medium: in books.

This year's exhibition shows book bindings of works by Alice Munro and Mo Yan, the Nobel Laureates in literature from 2013 and 2012. In four displays, 41 bindings are shown including a never before published short story by Mo Yan. The book binders involved come both from Sweden and the native countries of the Laureates: Canada and China. 

Photo: One of the displays during construction.

During the first weekend of the exhibition (18–19 April, 11 am–3 pm), the book binder Su Jun will present and display the art of traditional Chinese book binding.

Photo: Example of traditional Chinese book binding.

The exihibition is a collaboration between the Nobel Museum, Svenska Bokbinderiföreningen, Bokbindarmästareföreningen and Bokbindare-Gesällskapet.


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