The Bindery

Binding since 1994, we specialize in restoration, fine binding, and design binding, with an eye toward historical forms. The tools and materials of the craft have remained largely the same for many hundreds of years, and a 16th century binder visiting the shop would feel right at home, surrounded by fine leathers, drawers full of hand marbled papers, wooden presses, brass decorative and lettering tools, and cases of type.

Having grown up in the rare book business, much of our work is guided by a strong sense of period materials and techniques suitable for the rebinding of antiquarian books. Commissions for design bindings provide the opportunity to experiment with structures and decorative techniques.

We have one assistant who is in the shop 2-3 days a week helping with a variety of tasks, and the occasional intern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Tooling

A closeup of our rounding/backing press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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