Lo, the books become books.
As I announced in the last update, production commenced in mid-May, and it has been progressing steadily since. Having been entrenched in the editorial stages for so long, it has been exhilarating to see the books materialize, as objects—books!—taking up space, with weight, smell, and texture. I've been working closely with Kösel, our printer in Germany, to produce a thing of true quality in its every detail, and they are doing great work.
Each volume is being printed individually. Three of the five volumes have been printed in their entirety, and each of those is at one stage or another in the binding process—folding, sewing, trimming, gluing, rounding, or covering. The last two volumes will be printed this month.
I recently returned from a visit to Kösel, where I oversaw and documented the various stages of production. We are currently working to give you a closer look into that trip and this fascinating process. Keep an eye out.
In the meantime, here are some photos from the trip.