Friends of Brentwood Library showcases hand-bound leather sketchbooks, journals and photo albums in August

This month, the Brentwood Library showcase features Katie Gonzalez, a bookbinder creating meaningful handmade books every day.

IMG_3160Katie studied the art of bookmaking in Cortona, Italy. There, visiting a medieval bindery, working with luxurious materials, and learning to make paper by hand instilled a sense of tradition into her work.

She has blended those principles with the techniques of design, printmaking, painting, and photography that she learned while earning a graphic design degree from the University of Georgia and while designing publications for several years.

In 2011, inspired by a move to the thriving creative city of Nashville, she broke away from the designer’s desk to make bookbinding her full-time profession.

To find out more about Katie, and to shop her collection, please visit her website at The Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road.


Presented by Friends of The Brentwood Library
Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. The next time you pay us a visit, take a few extra moments to pause and savor these artists’ creations.