Learn about Book Printing in January

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Learn about Book Printing in January

Espresso Book MachineCome into the Digital Commons to meet one of our newest devices - the Espresso Book Machine. No, this machine won't be able to make you a steaming shot of espresso, but it can print paperback books on-demand! 

We'll be holding four classes in January to teach you all about this extraordinary piece of machinery. Come to an intro class and then you'll be ready to take our more advanced classes. This month, we will be focusing on out-of-print books, but in future months, you can look forward to topics such as artisan journals, formatting in Adobe InDesign, printing with color, creating your novel's cover, and more! 

Intro to Book Printing 
Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.

Come see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and learn about how library customers can format their own documents for self-publishing. Books are printed in minutes!

Find out more about on-demand printing of books from non-bookstore retailers and public-domain titles.

Finding and Formatting an Out-of-Print Book

The Espresso Book Machine can be a wonderful tool for creating hard copies of hard-to-find out- of-print books. Come to this two-part class to learn how to find and format one of these obscure titles for printing on the Espresso Book Machine. It is highly recommended that you attend both parts of the class.

Part 1: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.
Finding an out-of-print book is easier than it ever has been thanks to the Internet and various digitization efforts all across the world. We will show you how to locate the text of a book online and determine whether you are legally able to print it for personal use. 

Part 2: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m.
We will show you how to format a text for print on the EBM using Microsoft Word, covering everything from margins and page numbers to line spacing and tables of contents.