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Publishing is an art at the Government Publishing Office

Sarah Hurtt, a bookbinder with the Government Publishing Office, demonstrates the marbling process used to trim the edges of books published by the GPO on Wednesday. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call) 
Sarah Hurtt, a bookbinder with the Government Publishing Office, demonstrates the marbling process used to trim the edges of books published by the GPO on Wednesday. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call) 

On the corner of H Street and North Capitol Street sits a brick building housing the Government Publishing Office.

The GPO might be known for publishing and printing important documents like the president’s budget, but the hand binders who work at the GPO are busy behind the scenes adding artful marble trim to some of those publications.

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CQ Roll Call sat down with the GPO’s head forwarder, Joshua Crotty, to get an inside look at how the intricate marbling is done.

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