If you’ve tended to tomato plants over the past few months, you most likely now have more of the fruit than you know what to do with–I swear my heirloom tomatoes are like hydras, I pick a bunch, and three more grow in its place. Consider attending Short Stack Editions’ bookbinding parties at Kitchensurfing Townhouse in Gowanus next week to figure out what to do with the excess spoils (canning can only get you so far). The local company is launching the first three volumes of its single-ingredient cookbooks in the fall but decided to get creative with its production process by hosting three bookbinding parties in August where you can mingle with the authors over drinks and taste test some of the recipes from their books. You can also learn to bind a book yourself while assembling first editions of the cookbooks (they’re hoping to bind between 100-200 books per party). Susan Spungen, the former director of food and entertaining at Martha Stewart Living, will share recipes from her strawberry cookbook on Aug. 5; cookbook author Ian Knauer’s eggs volume is being bound on Aug. 6 followed by culinary consultant Soa Davies’ tome on tomatoes Aug. 8. Keen on craftsmanship, each 50-page book is locally printed on paper stock and, will be hand bound with baker’s twine. There are only 30 spots in each party, so snag your $20 tickets soon.