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Book wins Independent Publisher “Best Book Arts Craftsmanship” Award

We are thrilled to share that our book, The Last Dalai Lama?, a companion to the film by the same name, has won the 2020 Independent Publisher Award for Best Book Arts Craftsmanship.

By Mickey Lemle with Laurie Dolphin, and designed by Laurie Dolphin and Allison Meierding (Dolphin Books)

We are so grateful to have had the chance to build this project with Laurie Dolphin, a talented designer and friend.

The Last Dalai Lama? books are available here.


My father was an avid book collector all his life. Among other authors, he loved Charles Dickens. He gave me several of his favorite volumes of Dickens’s great works, like “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Oliver Twist,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” and “Great Expectations.” Dickens wrote his books in monthly installments in a magazine format. He was paid by the word. (I wish that was true for writing this Blog.) Reading his stories stretched over months. When the monthly installments would arrive on sailing ships straight from England, Continue reading