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. As ABM’s Apprentice we hope you enjoy this special gift.

ABM Soft Touch Pen with Stylus

Write in style with an ABM-branded pen, soft to the touch with a rubber coating and just the right weight for smooth writing. The handy stylus tip can be used with mobile phones and other devices. Apprentice members receive this newly-created ABM gift along with one admission ticket, redeemable for a tour of the museum or one in-person or virtual lecture of your choice! Member benefits valued at $20

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