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tome [tōm] n

1. Any book; especially, a large or scholarly book
2. One of the books in a work of several volumes

"Tome Town" was chosen for the company's name to express two things: that bookmaking is serious business, and that it can be fun, too.

Tome Town is here to help individuals and businesses make positive impressions with powerful new resources that have been created specifically for self-publishers.

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Barbara Lugge.


About Tome Town

Tome Town founder Barbara Lugge has more than 24 years' experience working with publishing companies to help clients with their publishing needs, followed by four years as founder and publisher of Art Lover's Guide, an annual art guide covering central Texas. She is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as in proprietary software programs such as Blurb's free BookSmart. Areas of expertise include project management, book design, book layout, photograph retouching, and print management.

In March 2009, Tome Town was added to's team of BlurbNation book designers.

Barbara Lugge is also a visual artist, working in hand-stitched thread on canvas and in paper. To visit her site, go to An example of her work, a hand-stitched self-portrait, is pictured below.

Self-portrait, 2007, 16 x 20 inches, Hand-stitched thread on canvas