I loved watching the process, and it was only many years later when I worked in publishing that I found out about printing on large sheets which were then folded into signatures, and which are now guillotined before binding. But as well as developing a love of the physical book, I also was drawn to the beauty of the bookmark. We keep a drawer full of bookmarks, and I still buy them in museums and art galleries where I now do not usually buy postcards any more. I do so enjoy trying to match the bookmark to the book.
My enjoyment of cropping has also led me to making my own bookmarks from images of my work.
I was interested to find out about UWE's Bookmark events, and have signed myself up to participate this year.