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Music to Bump and Bind to

Working in your own bindery has a multitude of pros and cons. If, like me, you have the privilege of working from a space within your own home you'll understand the true bliss that is your daily commute. However, you may then also be far too familiar with the distracting sensation that is dinner dishes still chilling in the sink. It's true that bindery cats or dogs will always be there to help you ease into Monday morning paperwork, but that view out into a perfect summer day can be nothing short of a trial from up on high pitting you against your focus and will power. I won't pretend that I don't miss the camaraderie of working with others, or that constant stream coming into the lab of your library's most invaluable books. But everyday I am grateful for my three-foot tall, vintage Warfedale speakers with their cherry cabinets and that deep, deep base. All you archivists out there should find a bit of irony in the fact that, despite having three sets of vintage sp…

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