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Mark Palkovic is a retired academic librarian and has been a hand binder for nearly 30 years. He studied bookbinding in Cincinnati with Gabrielle Fox and Karl Grummich. He has studied paper marbling using traditional Turkish watercolor techniques and patterns (Ebru) as well as using more modern acrylic-based paints. Mark has been a member of the Cincinnati Books Arts Society and has taught workshops in bookbinding and box making in Cincinnati, North Carolina, Tennessee, and in Dublin, Ireland. A longtime member of the Miniature Book Society (books no larger than 3 inches high), he served as president of the group for 5 years, and is currently the chair of the Publications Committee. He has designed and bound several editions of miniature books, beginning in 1992.