PEOPLE: Bolinas builder, publisher and author Lloyd Kahn in his studio, where he assembles his books by paste-up and stretches regularly.    David Briggs

Lloyd Kahn is a journalist at heart, but on paper he’s a craftsman.

“I like to tell people what’s going on,” said the author, publisher and longtime Bolinas resident. Since 1970, when he founded Shelter Publications, Mr. Kahn has promoted hand-made homes through a long list of books, inspiring people across the world to . . .