Greg Campbell has been a key player in the Twin Cities book arts community for decades. He learned the bookbinding trade from his father, who owned Campbell-Logan Bindery before passing it along to Greg. In 1979, Greg invested in a bold expansion of the family bindery when he rehabilitated an old four-story, 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, into the Inkunabla Arts Building.
In doing so, his bindery, his generosity and his love for the book arts nurtured many a young person’s entry into printing, publishing, book binding, book selling, paper making and related endeavors.
A few years back, he sold the warehouse building and moved his shop to a suburban, single story building from which he and his son Duncan continue to operate Campbell-Logan Bindery. The bindery is recognized nationally as one of the finest hand book binderies in the country.
To recognize Greg’s critical role in fostering the careers of so many in the book arts, a limited-edition book titled He’s A Bookish Treasure has just been published. It is a trip down memory lane with short accounts of the influence this man has had on their lives.
The book was typeset on a Linotype using 12 point Fairfield and printed on a Kluge platen press. Hand binding was done at the publisher’s shop in Oak Grove, Minnesota in December 2019.
After distributing copies of the book to the contributors, there are only about twenty copies remaining. They are available on a first-come basis for $25. Free media-mail shipping in the U.S. is included in this price. Please inquire about shipping charges for foreign orders.
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