Apprentice – $50

As a bookbinder’s apprentice you start your career at the age of 12 or 13. Apprenticed to a “Master,” you are taught all aspects of bookbinding and provided with room and board in lieu of wages. This social contract binds you to the Master for the duration of your apprenticeship. It generally lasts for seven years, at the end of which time you know the ins-and-outs of bookbinding and graduate to the level of journeyman, making you eligible for wages and free to wander the globe in search of new bookbinding experiences.

ABM Enamel Pin

This handsome enamel pin is uniquely ABM’s and tells the world you are a lover of books. Available only through membership or our shop, the profile of an open book ready for reading is an iconic image that says I love books! We hope you enjoy this special membership gift and visit us soon with your admission tickets.

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