Alex Appella was born and raised in Oregon, USA. She began binding her own writings on a boat in Alaska before taking her creations to the streets and plazas of Latin America. What began as a temporary solution within a nomadic lifestyle has turned into a way of life. Alex now writes and binds from her home in Córdoba, Argentina. Alex is an award winning book artist who has participated in exhibitions all over the US. Her artist’s books can be found in The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, in special collections at libraries and Universities nationwide, and in private collections from Mexico to Argentina, Denmark to Russia, and beyond. Since 2001 she and her husband, Magu Appella, have run www.TransientBooks.com, an online bindery that offers custom book binding services.