What's been your favorite part of a book today?

Did you know that the edges of the page as we currently know them, evenly cut to facilitate binding, were first set apart by Gunnar Fringess, the Dutch do-it-yourself philosopher who remains largely unknown today but who used to use his serrated knife to slowly chisel away the stacks of his manuscript's pages, the stack held together by his sons who would use the full weight of their bodies to press down on the stack but who also had to rotate their whole selves as their father carved the various edges of the  manuscript, from left to top to right to bottom.

Gunnar's early binding used nylon strings because his father, a disgraced Spanish prince, had kept the musical instruments he was allowed to leave Spain with in the family's cellar.

This is, of course, all a lie.