For this month's Artist Spotlight we are featuring the time honored tradition of book binding. The written word has been a part of human history for thousands of years, and the craft of bookbinding evolved into an art form with the introduction of intricate byzantine coatings on their covers during the sixth century. Today, written material is quickly moving to a digital medium accessed on phones, tablets, and e-readers, but Hannibal Jordan is keeping book binding alive. Hannibal works at Black Birch Books in Wasilla, Alaska restoring, detailing, and binding books. We were able to witness the skill and precision required to disassemble and sew the pages of a book back together. It was a great experience to be able to witness a multifaceted artform that has been such an integral part of the history of our world. You can learn more about Hannibal and Black Birch Books on their Facebook page.