Which strikes your fancy more--the refined style of artistic leather binding or the back-to-nature earthy binding?
Both were displayed at last week's Jerusalem International Book Fair.
On the tables of the oversized artistic books white gloves were available; on the other hand, the signs said "Do not touch."
So I "touched" the gorgeous books only with my camera.
The top photo is of books from the Jerusalem Leather Studio.
A short video on their website shows the artisans selecting ostrich skin or full-grain leather and then hand-tooling 22K gold.