There’s something magical about the enduring nature of a well-made object, one which will be passed down from generation to generation. Host Anthony Bourdain discovers the magic that goes into the making of a book at San Francisco’s Arion Press. As one of the bookmakers notes, the internet has in some ways taken over many of the utilitarian functions that books used to serve (encyclopedias for example). This now frees the book to become a thing of beauty.
And for those playing “Print Is Dead Cliche Bingo”, yes, Bourdain does repeatedly wax nostalgically about the smell of printed books.