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Australian pair keep book-making alive

Digital content may dominate popular reading habits but two Australians have found a market for the gentler art of bespoke book-making.

Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson would prefer not to tally the hours it takes them to create just one of their finely printed tomes.

In their Sydney studio, they use printing techniques more familiar to Johannes Gutenberg than the 21st century and a single fine press book can sell for up to Australian $8000 (£4000/US$6000).

The pair recently returned from California where they showed their work at an annual international fair, the Codex Book Fair and Symposium.

They spoke to BBC News about the appeal of making books by hand.

Video journalist: Rebecca Leaver

  • 26 Apr 2015
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