Schuyler Canterbury KJV in Dark Purple Goatskin, Dark Red Calfskin, and Forest Green Calfskin

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  The Schuyler Canterbury KJV Goatskin ($210): Black, Dark Brown, Dark Purple, Imperial Blue, Firebrick Red Calfskin ($110): Black, Dark Brown, Forest Green, Dark Red See links at…

Read More

Crossway Heirloom Thinline Bible (ESV) in Brown Calfskin and Black Goatskin

Monday, June 2, 2014

OVERVIEW I’ve always had a soft spot for Crossway’s thinline editions, which jettison center column references in favor of wider, more readable columns. The first Bible I ever…

Read More

R. L. Allan moves to London, an American West binding, raw aluminum pens, and a hands-on look at the St. John’s Bible

Friday, November 15, 2013

A lot of good stuff for this Friday: R. L. Allan and Son is moving to London. The buzz this week: R. L. Allan is relocating from Glasgow to…

Read More

Schuyler NKJV, ESV Reader’s Bible, and an Abba Rebind: Links

Friday, October 25, 2013

It’s Friday, so here are some links to check out: “Schuyler NKJV Bible Review.” Beth Rhodes, one of our tireless BDB Facebook fan page moderators, has posted an…

Read More

Crossway Single Column Heritage Bible (ESV) in Black Calfskin

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Crossway’s new Single Column Heritage Bible makes a virtue of simplicity, stripping away the usual cross references in favor of a clean, uncluttered page that gives the text’s…

Read More

Cambridge Clarion ESV Rebound by Leonard’s Book Restoration

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Leonard's rebound my Clarion in dark brown English calf with beautiful results. Last year I visited Leonard’s Book Restoration, where I met the Haleys, Eric and Margie, and…

Read More

Hendrickson Facsimile 1611 Edition (KJV) in Black Calf and Hardcover

Monday, July 2, 2012

I wrote about Hendrickson's leatherbound Facsimile 1611 back in September, or at least one aspect of it: the cross-grain folding that gives the paper such crinkly stiffness. The…

Read More

Crimond House Two Version Bible (KJV/RV) in Black Calfskin

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crimond House is the publishing wing of Ards Evangelical Bookshop in Northern Ireland. In 2007, they published the Two Versions Bible, resurrecting an out-of-print text setting from 1899…

Read More

New Cambridge Paragraph Bible (KJV) in Black Calf and Hardcover

Monday, June 18, 2012

A quick history lesson: Bible Design Blog started in 2007 in advance of the publication of my book Rethinking Worldview. Before then, I posted the occasional essay about…

Read More

Cambridge Pitt Minion (ESV) in Brown Split Calf

Monday, June 4, 2012

Four years after its release, the Pitt Minion ESV remains one of my go-to editions. To borrow from the late Steve Jobs, this Bible has a "magical" form…

Read More