The Forgotten Library takes inspiration from vintage and antiquarian books and ephemera to create a
range of literary themed gifts.
Can you make a book clock from a specific book?
It is possible to make clocks to order but it can take a long time to source the right book and not all volumes are suitable to be turned into a full book clock. Ideally a book needs to be less than one inch thick to work with and must have a proper hardcover. Each page is hand cut to make space for the clock movement. With the larger books if the spine is very deep the turning of the pages to work with using this method will result in too heavily sloped a cut.
Where do you get your books from?
All sorts of places!
I like to support charity shops where possible as not only is the book getting another lease of life but a good cause benefits too. I also go to car boot sales, book sales and auctions.
There are lots of independent second hand booksellers too.
I love to visit Barter Books when on holiday near Alnwick, Northumberland. Hay on Wye is another favourite holiday town with so many bookshops to visit, download their latest visitor leaflet at www.hay-on-wye.co.uk/bookshops Closer to home is Gillian James amazing Bookshed (check the website for open days as this is a mail order business) and Scarthin Books.
Abebooks has lots of sellers to browse in one place online.
Copyright Charlotte White