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Erika Mordek

When she was 8 years old Erika had a small lending library, complete with borrowers cards. These days, when she is not helping people in the Main Reading Room, she teaches Bookcraft at the local CIT and tango in her studio.

End bands or head bands: those things on top of the book 17 November 2015
Discovering a retchoso sewn book in the Asian Collection 16 November 2015
Glossographia—a very special dictionary 3 November 2015
Cleaning in the Rare Books stack 20 September 2013
All in a day's disaster 13 June 2013
A day in the life of the bindery 28 March 2013
Reattaching the spine of a book 25 March 2013
Practising paring, ploughing and paperwork 26 November 2012
On a bookbinding journey thanks to the Kenneth Binns Travelling Scholarship 6 November 2012
Laboratorio de conservacion Nicolas Yapuguay Del Fondo Antiguo de la compana de Jesus 19 July 2012
Lights! Pin! Infilling! 12 June 2012
Simplified binding in Eduardo Tarrico's studio 28 May 2012
Paper making in Buenos Aires 18 April 2012
No lumpy leather in this bindery 22 February 2012
A gathering of bookbinders 8 December 2011
Zinesters of the world: no happy stapling or rubber bands please 7 November 2011
Stab, Fan, Cords! Paperbacks: what to do with them. 26 September 2011
Materials that pass though Preservation 5 September 2011
Boxing it up at the Library 19 July 2011
Sewing? Where's my thimble? 9 June 2011
Making mistakes is not always a bad thing 26 May 2011
On a tango holiday there is always time to visit a library. 13 April 2011
Bathing at the National Library..... 29 March 2011
Walking around singing a song: what the week brings in. 15 February 2011
Oh that darn sticky tape! 3 February 2011
Diary of a preservation newbie 10 December 2010