Eric's Heroes: Donald Vass, the book mender

You are about to meet a fascinating and unusual man!

In what has become a throw-away society, his craft is a dying one. But he tends to it with such love that you, too, will be swept up by not just his art-form, but his life philosophy as well.

Donald Vass is the last book mender, and he is my Hero.

Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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