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Bindery & Book Artist Pages
- Kathy Abbott BOOKBINDER: Kathy
Abbott is a partner of Benchmark Bindery, set up in 2009 with Tracey
Rowledge. She teaches at the City Lit and West Dean College and conducts
many workshops across the UK.Kathy is a founder member of the group:
Tomorrow's Past. In London, UK.
Acme Bookbinding: Acme Bookbinding
is a full service bindery, providing edition binding, (case binding
and perfect binding), library binding, textbook rebinding, legal binding,
foilstamping , promotional document supplies, and other book binding
- Cathy Adelman: Part of
the first graduating class of the American Academy of Bookbinding in
1993 and continues to take master classes with Edwin Heim at the Centro
del bel libro Ascona in Switzerland. She has received multiple awards
from the Society of Bookbinders in England, the Design Bookbinders in
Estonia, and the Chicago Public Library. She has exhibited in the USA,
Canada, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and the UK.
- Milena Alessi: Bookbinder
in Rome, Italy.
- Sylvia Alotta: Knowledgeable
in a wide range of bookbinding styles and techniques. Sylvia's conceptual
approach and highly detailed drawings allow her
to work with clients to provide a variety of solutlons.
- Aloe Publications: Binder and publisher
of handcrafted photo albums, phone books and notepads, binded with original
materials like wood, leather and linen cloth. In Greece.
- Eric Alstrom: Michigan book
artist and conservator at Michigan State University.
- Jeffrey Altepeter, Bookbinder:
Hand bookbinder specializing in fine binding, journals, boxes, and more.
In Somerville, MA.
- Nicole Andersen Book Arts:
Fine handbound albums, portfolios, and boxes.
- Anonymous Bookbinder:
A small, hand bookbinding and conservation workshop located in upstate
New York. Its purpose is to provide libraries and other collections
holding institutions, as well as individuals and collectors, with a
reliable source for professional, high quality binding and conservation
- Apfel Verlag: We are artists
from Germany, near Munich, and specialized on binding our own books.
We havent been "learning" bookbinding as a profession, but somehow we
- Ardour Bookbinding:
Bookbinding, albums, boxes, and more by Bari Zaki. In Chicago, IL.
- Ars Obscura Bookbinding
& Restoration Co.: Located in the heart of Pioneer Square in
Seattle, downstairs in the historical Grand Central Arcade. We follow
the last 500 years of European trade standards and have been serving
the public since 1991.
- Artisan Bindery: Andrew
Brown, hand Bookbinder. Fine hand bookbinding, presentation bindings,
special projects, and private instruction. In Cheshire, UK.
- Atelier Buchkunst:
1996 von C. Därr und A. Loose gegründet. Es verbindet traditionelles
Buchbinderhandwerk mit modernen Gestaltungskonzepten. Es entstehen orginalgraphische
und handgemachte Bücher in kleinen Auflagen, sowie Unikate individueller
Art. (Combines traditional handbinding and modern design. One of a kind
design bindings and editions.)
- Atelier für Papierdesign
Peter Baumgartner: Located in Freiburg/Germany. Offers books on
binding and related paper crafts.
- Lynn Avadenka/Land Marks Press:
Book, prints, and works of art on paper.
- Ballantine Bookcrafts: Handbinder
and distributer of stamping presses.
- Bainbridge Conservation:
Abigail Bainbridge is a bookbinder, conservator, and artist. She is
the creator of the fine press book The
Complex of All of These, the printing and binding of which
was captured in a spellbinding
video. In London, UK.
- Carol Barton: Popular
Kinetics Pop-ups and pop-up workshops.
- George Bayntun: Home to
the Bayntun-Riviere bindery, specializing in the binding of books in
- Ball Peen Bindery: Mick
LeTourneaux 's binding and letterpress studio. In Princeton, NJ.
- Ballarat Bookbinding:
Bookbinding and restoration. In Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
- Beddall Bookbinding
Conservation & Restoration: In Victoria, B.C.
Made: Brien Beidler has been inspired by historic bindings, and
is consistently delighted by their ability to harmonize fine craftsmanship,
quirky but elegant aesthetics, and evidence of the hands that made them.
Though traditionally structured and bound with integrity, Brien's bindings
seek ways to create new compositions and juxtapositions of these historic
Bocel Reliure / Annie Bocel Estampe: Fine binding and printmaking.
- Boekbinderij Camps:
Jan Camps & Julia Van Mechelen. Fine hand bookbinding, workshops,
and more. In Diest, Belgium (Between Antwerp and Maastricht.
- Rolf Bommer: Buchbinderei
und Restaurieratelier. In Basel, Switzerland.
- Book Doctor: Dr. Brian
A. Roberts' bindery page.
- Bookobscure: Sayaka Fukuda's
independent bookbinding and conservation studio in London. Also offers
- Bookbindery Turul: located
in the Northern New Jersey town of Jefferson Township. It restores approximately
100 to 200 antique bibles per year, not to mention the binding, printing,
embossing, laminating, shipping work that the bindery handles every
Wilgenkamp: an artisanal (hand)bookbindery, established 1997 in
Blokker, The Netherlands. We specialize in commissioned work for photographers,
artists, binding special thesis and graduation books, books for collectors
and books for special occasions. Our other speciality is teaching bookbinding
and designing. We teach in our own bindery, at Elbel Libro Bindery in
Amsterdam and as guestteacher on other locations.
- Bookbinding &
Royal Bindings: Restoration bookbinding by Paul Tronson.
- Booklab II: Craig Jensen's
visions and innovations for the traditional book. Bookbinding, boxes,
- Boombox Bindery: Monica
Holtsclaw's bindery in Kansas City, KS.
- Amy Borezo/Shelter Bookworks:
Design-built books, boxes, packaging and portfolios. In Orange, MA.
- Bossard Papeterie: Bookbinding
restoration, paper, rubber stamps. In Zug, Switzerland.
- Bridgeport National Bindery:
In Agawam, MA. Library bindery which also offers conservation / preservation
- Brockman Bookbinders:
Founded by James Brockman in 1976 and now co-run with his son Stuart,
has developed into a highly specialised hand craft bindery working primarily
on modern Fine Bindings and the conservation and fine restoration of
valuable manuscripts and printed books. In England.
Brotherton: Book & Paper Repair in Chicago.
- Hannah Brown: Click on a circle
to start using site... Hannah specialises in fine bookbinding and other
bespoke commissioned works. She works with a variety of materials and
found objects, creating unique and hand-crafted pieces from scratch.
She was elected as a Licenciate member of Designer Bookbinders in 2009
after winning first prize in the 2008 Designer Bookbinders Competition
and was also awarded the Mansfield Medal for best book in the same competition.
In London, UK.
- Buchbinderei Erich Oberhaus, Frank
Moosig Inhaber: Hand bookbindery in Dortmund, Germany.
- Buchbinderei Decker:
Hand bookbindery in Bonn, Germany
- Buchbinderei Depping: Hand
bookbindery in Münster, Germany.
- Buchbinderbetrieb Roger
Green: An Englishman in Wuppertal, Germany. Bietet Unterricht und
- Buchbinderei Klein:
Hand bindery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Located in a thriving artist's
colony started in the 1920's. It's where I (Peter Verheyen) served my
- Buchbinderei E. Rahe-Rohling:
Hand and commercial bindery in Münster, Germany.
- Buchbinderei Metz:
Handbindery in Hamburg, Germany. Also offers courses.
- Buchbinderei "Zum Schönen
Buch" Allschwil: Hand bookbindery in Allschwil, Switzerland.
- Buchkunst.de: Fine bookarts
- Buchrestaurierung Leipzig:
Book and paper conservation in Leipzig, Germany.
- Terry Buckley Bookbinder:
Specialist in fine hand bound books, limited edition and presentation
- Byopia Press: Cathryn Miller's
artist's books/altered books.
- Cai Lun: Bookarts blog.
- Campbell-Logan Bindery:
A full service bindery offering a full range of bookbinding
services. Located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Cardoza-James Binding Company:A
trade bindery specializing in case binding, sewn soft cover binding
and custom hand bookbinding.
- Carta Inc Angela Liguori:
Hand bound books, printing, calendars, and workshops. In Ann Arbor,
- Luigi Castiglioni: Fine
bookbinder in Rimini Italy.
- Cecilia Lettering Arts:
Calligraphy, lettering art, and artists books.
- Christopher Clarkson:
A noted conservator of parchment and paper manuscripts, early printed
books and book- bindings.
- Mark Cockram, Studio
5 Bookarts: Mark Cockram is a contemporary bookbinder, book artist
and box maker based in London (UK). He opened hus first studio in Lincoln
in 1992 and Studio Five, London in 2003. He works in fine contemporary
bookbinding, book arts, printing and box art, teaching various aspects
of bookbinding / book arts in Studio Five, the UK, France, USA, India
and Japan. His work is represented in public and private collections
around the world. See
also his blog.
Boekwerk: Bij Cohen Boekwerk is boekrestauratie de belangrijkste
poot, maar ook boekbinden, het maken van dozen en mappen (kartonnage)
zijn vaak voorkomende werkzaamheden. Bovendien worden er sinds maart
2016 ook lessen gegeven en Leerzame Zaterdagen georganiseerd in de werkplaats.
In Rotterdam, NL.
- Judith Cohen Bookbinder:
Hand binder specializing in book restoration and custom boxes, albums,
journals. Boston, MA
- Collaboration Two Studio:
Collaboration brings together the diverse experience, complementary
talents, and shared aesthetic of two Chicago studios and their principals,
Trisha Hammer and Julie Naggs. The merger of innovative design with
the timeless handcrafting of materials is a powerful communication tool.
We design and meticulously craft unique pieces that address our clients’
needs. In Chicago, IL.
- Juliayn Coleman Bookbinding
and Conservation: Bookbinder and conservator in San Francisco. Services
include binding, conservation, boxmaking, and workshops in a variety
of techniques including pastepapers and repair. See her blog here.
- Béatrice Coron:
Discover the art of papercutting applied in colorful collages, used
as a matrix to make prints, and even papercutting look-alike, computer-generated
graphics. Small books of limited editions are hand made as a recollection
Bookbinders: Hand book bindery in England.
- Guylaine Couture: Artist books,
works on paper, zines, etc. from Montreal. See also her blog.
Site in French.
- Craft Bookbinding: Custom
bookbinding and restoration. In Wilmington, DE.
- Sarah Creighton Bookbinding:
Sarah Creighton Bookbinding designs and produces limited editions of
fine press books, portfolios, boxes, and unique fine bindings. She also
makes decorated papers and uses many of these in her edition work. In
- Maureen Cummins: New
York-based artist who has been making limited edition artist's books
for two decades.
- Coleen Curry: Fine binder
working in the US with strong French influences.
- Custom Bindery & Krause
Intaglio / L.A. Book Arts, Inc.: In Los Angeles, CA.
- Cristina Balbiano
d'Aramengo: Bookbinder, artist, and conservator. In Milan, Italy.
- Joelle Dautricourt: Presenting
the artwork of Joelle Dautricourt on writing, hebrew and latin letter
and artist books since 1979, and Big Bang Art Inner Mouvement Manifesto.
- Laura Davidson: Book artist
- Paul Delrue: Paul C Delrue
is widely acknowledged as one of the worlds most prolific and successful
design bookbinders as well as a highly proficient traditional hand binder,
repairing and restoring damaged and worn bindings and favourite volumes.
Using both traditional and contemporary bookbinding techniques, Paul
has created stunning and evocative bindings for five decades and his
award winning work graces collections around the world.
- Denver Bookbinding: Commercial
and hand bookbinders as well as a book arts supplier. They sell what
we use from .098 davey red label binders board to handsewing needles,
and can custom cutbinders board. Also available are three bookbinding
kits in English and Spanish instructions. In Denver, CO.
- Dreaming Mind Handmade Books:
- Kristin Dunn Bookbinding: Custom
albums, boxes, portfolios and presentation pieces. Located in Long Beach
- Edition et Reliures d'Art Contemporain:
From paper making to hand-finished binding. In France.
- EDITIONBALANCE: Limited
edition artist's books from Gotha, Germany.
- Editions: Ed Hutchins' studio
for producing artist book multiples.
- Einbandkunst: Binden von
Exotica bis Erotika und verarbeiten hierbei ungewöhnliche Materialien.
Elbel Libro: Benjamin Elbel's
bookbinding studio. Based in Amsterdam, we produce one-off and short
runs of bookbindings, boxes, portfolios and more. Benjamin is a very
active bookbinding instructor. You'll find all the information about
his courses and NEW! online courses on this website. See
- Deborah Evetts Book Conservation:
One of the most noted fine binders and conservators in the field.
- Sün Evrard:
Innovative French binder.
- Laurence Fayard Studio:
bookbinding, artist's books, and custom enclosures in New York.
- Samuel Feinstein:
Custom Hand Bookbinding. He trained at the North Bennet Street School
in the two-year full-time bookbinding program under Jeff Altepeter,
full-time instructor, and Martha Kearsley, part-time instructor. He
strives to make his dedication and passion evident in his work.
- Flyleaf Bindery: Book and
paper conservation by Samantha Couture in the Andover, MA area.
- Fools Gold Studio: Donald
Glaister's site featuring his stunning artist's book Brooklyn Bridge.
Don is a Cleveland, OH, based fine binder.
- Hélène Francoeur
Relieur: Fine binder, book repair and conservation, artist's books,
paper making, ... In Quebec. Site in English and French.
- Martin Frost: Fore-edge
and miniature paintings for the book trade.
- Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord:
Explore the possibilities of making books with this educator, author,
- Stephanie Gibbs:
Bookbinding and conservation in Easthampton, MA offers binding, conservation,
and repair for contemporary and historic books, manuscripts, and documents
to clients throughout New England.
- Grimm Book Bindery: Repairs
& restorations of existing books. Hardcover binding of manuscripts,
poetry, vanity press, business proposals, legal documents, records,
theses, trade journals and more. In Madison, WI.
- Denis Gouey: Bookbinding
- Graham Hill Bindery:
Carol Ceraldi's Graham Hill Bindery, in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom
town of Craftsbury, Vermont, is focused on the restoration of old volumes,
and the creation of fresh bindings for well loved classics. Special
occasion books, paired with creative enclosures, often incorporate our
- Half Light Bindery: Focusing
on the production of custom presentation pieces, portfolios, and new
bindings. On Los Angeles, CA.
- Handboekbinderij Toon
Van Camp: In Antwerp, Belgium. Site in Dutch and French.
- Karen Hanmer: Installation
and Artists' Books
- Harcourt Bindery: The
largest bindery in the United States exclusively devoted to fine bookbinding
by hand. In Boston, MA.
- Barbara Harman Paperworks:
From her Minneapolis Paperworks studio, Barbara Harman produces prints,
paintings and artist books.
- Herringbone Bindery:
Independently run by bookbinder Erin Fletcher. Erin was traditionally
trained in historical and contemporary binding techniques from the North
Bennet Street School. Herringbone Bindery offers a wide range of bookbinding
services, all hand-crafted using quality materials and guided by traditional
- Chris Hicks, Bookbinder:
Fine binder in the UK.
- Hiderbooks: Custom boxes
made from books, for books, and many other things. In the Catskills
- Hinged Strung Stitched: Books and
boxes by hand. In Portland, OR.
- Kate Holland
Books: An award winning bookbinder, specialising in contemporary
fine bindings to commission or for exhibition. She uses traditional
materials and techniques to produce a unique binding that reflects the
text, illustrations and typeface of the book. Fellow of Designer Bookbinders.
- Shireen Holman: Printmaker
and book artist.
- Derek Hood: Derek
Hood has a reputation as one of Britain’s leading design-based
fine bookbinders. His books are bound by hand using a creative combination
of traditional techniques and modern design. A well-sourced selection
of fine leather and paper is used to preserve, protect and compliment
the contents of each book. His books are held in public and private
collections throughout the world. In Bath, UK.
- Hudson River Book Bindery:
Hudson River Book Bindery's Alice Vaughan offers custom book bindings,
book restorations, portfolio construction, custom box projects, and
more. In Newburgh, NY.
- Rand Huebsch: Prints, artist's
books, illustrations and more.
- Andrew Huot: Artist Books
- Lang Ingalls: Fine binder working
in the US with strong French influences.
- Introligatornia Artystyczna
Art Book Studio Grzegorz Lewandowski: In Poznan, Poland.
- Jalex Books: Handmade Journals
and Photo Albums - Artists' Books - Bookbinding Workshops.
- J. Chadwick Johnson: Printing,
binding and design. In Philadelphia, PA.
- Fred Jordan:
Bookbinder/Conservator, Livonia, NY.
- Nina Judin: Handmade books
- functional objects of art.
- Karen's Whimsy:
- Kater-Crafts: oldest and
largest library bindery in Southern California. Specializes in limited
edition binding, fine leather binding, restoration of rare books and
bibles, and make a variety of protective containers.
- Michael Keller - Bookbinding
& Restoration: Private and Institutional Hand Binding and Restoration
in Southern Ontario, Canada. Has very useful FAQs for book restoration/conservation
- Scott Kellar: Custom bookbinding
and conservation. In Chicago, IL.
- Kozo Arts: Handmade photo albums,
wedding invitations, guestbooks, and journals.
- Kreps Bookbinding: "A
traditional hand bindery offering a full line of bookbinding services
including repair, restoration and rebinding of books and family bibles."
- Kurtiak & Ley: Artistic
Publishing HouseBibliophilic editions in limited number. Hand-made papers,
print, artistically bound in parchment, leather, silk and silver with
decorative stones, everything made manually. In Koszalin, Poland.
- Hilke Kurze: Büchertiger
Studio & Press and Büchertiger Supplies. Artist's books, blank
books, supplies, blog, and more. Based in Nottingham, UK.
Reliure Contemporaine: Morina Mongin's site for bookbinding for
collection and brands; Project management from A to Z, including prototyping,
fabrication, photoshoot, media. In Paris, France.
- Leonard's Book Restoration
Station: Bookbinding and restoration in Burrows, IN.
- Monique Lallier Design Bookbindings:
Design / Fine-binder practicing in Greensboro, NC. Monique creates unique
works of the highest level of craftsmanship and design. She is traditionally
trained in Canada, Switzerland, and France, and her work is a part of
collections worldwide. Site as beautiful examples of her work.
- Beth Lee's Studio:
Calligrapher | Book Artist and host of the the Calligraphy Book Swap.
- Kylin Lee Artisan Studio: Hand bookbinding
and specialty enclosures in Luzern, Switzerland.
- Legatoria d'Arte di Paolo
Brevi: Fine binding and conservation. In Bergamo, Italy.
- Lehmann Bindery in San Diego:
Handbindery and vendor of binding supplies.
- Mia Leijonstedt: Finnish
born design binder now working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Includes
examples of her design bindings, artist's books, and courses taught.
- linenlaid&felt handmade
books: Katie Gonzalez is a book artist based in Nashville, Tennessee
who teaches workshops and creates journals, photo albums, wedding guest
books, baby books, and sketchbooks.
- Martha Little: Bookbinding
and conservation in Sonoma County, CA.
- Little Mountain Bindery:
A local center for creative book arts located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Along with our book repair and book restoration services, we offer a
wide variety of community book arts workshops for all age groups and
- Trevor Lloyd: Binding and
restoring antiquarian books for book collectors, dealers, libraries
and institutions for over a decade and a half. Not only in the U.K.
but also in Europe, the U.S.A. and the far East
- Long's-Roullet Bookbinders,
Inc.: Library and commercial binders in Norfolk, VA.
- Loveleaf Press: Bookbinding,
portfolios, design and more. In Chicago, IL.
- Janet Maher: See her
own book works, and information on her teaching activities at Loyola
College in Baltimore, MD.
- Markey & Asplund, Bookbinders:
A traditional bookbindery in Rhode Island since 1924. Specializing in
limited and personal editions.
- Emily Martin and the Naughty
- Charlene Matthews Bindery:
Fine bookbinding, restoration, repair, boxes, slipcases, book arts and
silkscreening since 1984. In Hollywood, CA.
- Mergemeier: Hand bindery
offering library and general binding, conservation services, and workshops
at all levels. in Düsseldorf, Germany.
- Atelier Roland Meuter: Fine binder
in Ascona, Switzerland. Developer of Ascocolor marbling process.
Miles: Marky's Mission Bookbindery. In Corpus Christi, TX.
- Minsky Online: Richard Minsky's
personal site with many illustrations of his work. The first site of
our genre on the net.
- Mission Creek Press / Roberta
Lavadour: Unique handmade paper, letterpress printing and a range
of other techniques combined to create custom books and invitations,
as well as the artist's books of Roberta Lavadour.
- David Mondedeu: Artists'
- New Leaf Books & Boxes:
creating unique handcrafted books, boxes, cards and stationery. In Minneapolis,
- Gen Obata Arts: creating hand
bound artist's books of photography.
- Ocker and Trapp: Now part
of Bridgeport National Bindery. Founded in 1964 by bookbinders Ralph
Ocker and Herbert Trapp, partners who together put many years of experience
into their library bindings and fine hand bindings.
- Old English Bindery &
John Smart Bookbinders: Operating from Canada & the United Kingdom.
- Sheryl Oring / I Wish to Say:
"Secretary to the Unvoiced" performance/book artist Sheryl
Oring began her interactive I Wish To Say series in 2004 as a response
to the Bush administration; junior’s, that is. A journalist who
had worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, the International Herald
Tribune and The New York Times, Oring wanted to give a voice to ordinary
citizens she felt mainstream media overlooked. I Wish to Say is only
one of her projects.
- Otter Bindery: A trade
bindery specialising in the conservation of old books. Please visit
our website for further details of services offered. Also offering both
residential courses and weekend courses. In Surrey, UK.
- Keith Owens: Handmade books.
In Dallas, TX.
- Panther Peak Bindery:
Mark Andersson's Panther Peak Bindery, located in Tucson, Arizona, does
hand bookbinding, book conservation and book repair for individual and
institutional clients in Tucson, Phoenix, across Arizona, and throughout
the United States.
- Paper Dragon Books:
Practices the art of fine and design bookbinding, and now located in
Oakland, CA. See also their blog
and YouTube channel
with videos techniques and other work.
- Paper Moon Bookbinding:
specalizes in traditional and innovative bookbinding by hand.
- Paper 2 Book 4 You: Gudrun
Aurand's book and paper conservation studio in Olympia, WA.
- Papierundbuch.de: Gisela
van Aken's site for bookbinding, papermaking, courses, and more. In
- Martin Degn Pedersen: Bogbinder og
Konservator in Denmark. Nice examples of his work.
- Permanent Crease
Bindery: Journals and more. In Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Praxis Bookbindery: Fine
and edition binding as well as book conservation/restoration by Peter
Geraty. In Easthampton, MA.
- Muriel Prince: Unique bookworks
and limited editions. In the UK.
- Anne Puls: Bookbinder and
paper artist from Germany with innovative "Franzband" style
of binding. Working in Switzerland.
- Rag & Bone Bindery: Located
in Providence, Rhode Island, Rag & Bone Bindery produces a line
of hand-bound albums, guestbooks, journals and other book accessories.
Visit our site to order books on-line, see who we are and what we do,
and even take a 'virtual studio tour'.
- Don Rash Fine Bookbinder:
Also home of the School for Formal Bookbinding and the Bossdog Press.
- Red Branch Book Restoration:
a traditional hand bindery that specializes in book-cloth restoration.
In Ashland, OR.
- Renaissance Bookbinders:
Has two divisions, one for fine handcrafted leather bookbinding and
a second division, known as POSSESSIONS, for creating handcrafted leather
boxes, folders and accessories. In Silver Spring, MD.
- Ann Repp Bookbinding: Offers
exquisite handcrafted folding boxes, photograph albums and books adorned
with a wide array of handmade papers, fine leathers and imported cloths.
In Chicago, IL.
Röjgård Bokbinderi: ”I arbetet med formgivningen
är min strävan att uppnå en enkelhet. Uppgiften är
att visa den enskilda bokens karaktär: innehållets ton och
författarens röst. Den som får boken i sin hand ska
gärna lockas in i texten via bokryggen, pärmen och försättsbladen.
Den lilla tidsrymden det tar är min, och den måste förvaltas
så att helheten känns lika vacker som självklar.”
- Michael Roger Press: Innovative
books and related products.
- Dennis Ruud: Book restoration,
custom binding, tools, calligraphy. In Minneapolis, MN.
- Sage Old Books:
Online bookshop, bookbinding, restoration and repairs, publishing, editing.
Located in Pomona, Queensland, Australia.
- Lori Sauer: Exquisite
work. Lori Sauer designs bindings because sheI enjoy books and their
3 dimensional form. A binding is like a flat-planed sculpture that is
turned in the hand to be viewed from many angles; it is like architecture
in miniature where all aspects of space and flow need careful consideration.
She likes to build them from the inside out. She works with pattern,
rhythm, and texture to create a simple, still surface: the text provides
the underlying depth.
- Barbara Schmelzer - Bookbinding
and Book Conservation / Repair: Provides a comprehensive hand bookbinding
service, including wedding albums and wedding guest books, fine binding,
experimental and non-adhesive binding, book conservation including book
repair and archival storage requirements. In Wellington, New Zealand.
- Sonya Sheats Bookbinding: Fine
French bookbinding that specializes in creating handcrafted bindings
with original designs using paper, cloth, leather, and wood. My work
combines impeccable craftsmanship with a flair for design. Whether orthodox
or avant-garde, my books are clean and distinctive. I mix traditional
techniques with modern materials, and enjoy using wood and polycarbonate
in contemporary bindings. In Cambridge, MA.
- Alice Simpson: Artist's
books and sculptures which dance to their own beat.
- Keith Smith Books:
Keith Smith's homepage with ordering information for his books.
- Philip Smith Book Art:
Philip Smith is an internationally renowned designer bookbinder and
book artist. He has been designing and creating intricate and fascinating
bindings for well over 50 years and has been awarded gold and silver
medals in several international competitions. In 2000 he was awarded
an MBE for services to Art. Philip is also a great innovator, having
invented and pioneered several ground-breaking and influential techniques
and structural developments. His work is represented in many private
collections and can be seen in several public collections overseas and
in the UK including the V&A National Art Library and the British
- Jan & Jarmila Sobotas' Book Arts
Studio: Examples of the wonderful art of bookbinding by these Czech
- RozWorks - Roslyn Stendahl:
Book arts in Minneapolis, MN. Also has listing of classes offered.
- Studio Issima: Studio Issima,
LLC creates affordable book art that brings together contemporary materials
with resonant historical elements. Studio Issima is led by partners
Madelyn Garrett and Victoria Hindley.
- Hugh Stump, Bookbinder: French
hand-bookbinding and leather-working techniques. Notebooks, Portfolios,
Journals and Diaries, Special Boxes.
- Sunny Road Books: Bookbinder
and paper artist, Buchbinderei, ... In Kiel, Germany.
- Abi Sutherland | Evilrooster Bookweb:
The goal of the bookweb is to encourage you, dear reader, to become
a better binder. I believe that, as a craft, bookbinding requires one
to practice to achieve mastery. I hope that the tips, descriptions,
reviews, and confessions of error on this site can help you remove whatever
other obstacles you have and get you binding.
- Talin Book Bindery:
A hand bookbinding business specializing in restoration and fine bindings.
We also bind small editions and single books. In Yarmouthport, MA.
- Alain Taral - Bookbinder
/ Marqueter: Specialized in wood inlays and onlays.
- Scott Teplin: One of a kind,
editioned, and collaborative artist's books.
- Veronika Anita Teuber: A painter
who also makes sculptures of books, all of which she has read. SheI
seals the books in beeswax then paintsand draws on the wax, adding more
layers of both imagery and wax. Currently, she has a library of about
two hundred wax books, with the goal to continually expand that library.
- The Three Ring Binders:
A group of four hand bookbinders trained at the the North Bennet Street
School. In Somerville, MA.
- Mark Tomlinsom Bookbinding:
editions | boxes and enclosures | one-of-a-kind books | artists' books
paste papers | consultations... In Easthampton, MA.
- Transient Books: offering
a wide variety of unique, hand-bound paper or leather blank journals,
as well as limited, very special collections of our handmade artists'
- Visual Journals
and Paper Arts
- Mary Wagner: Journals, albums,
scrapbooks, and more.
- Laura Wait: Painter, Book
- Atelier Josef Weiss: Fine
binding and fine press atelier in Mendriso, Switzerland. Site is in
- Edy & Danielle Willems: Hand
bookbindery in Luxembourg.
- Thomas Parker Williams:
Book artist Thomas Parker Williams lives and works in Philadelphia,
PA. Since 1990 he has been exhibiting in Philadelphia and, in various
group exhibitions, in New York and around the United States. His work
is in a number of private and public collections.
- J.S. Wilson Bookbinders:
All forms of binding such as journals, restoration, leather, pamphlet,
folios, economy binding, dustproof boxes. In Cambridge, UK.
- White Iris Books / Sophia
Kramer: Sophia teaches cloth and leather rebacking at the Center
for Book Arts in New York City, and works in private practice doing
bookbinding, custom boxes, and book conservation. She is also available
for teaching private bookbinding lessons.
Ulrich Widmann Bookbinder. Site in German with beautiful examples
of design binding and more. In Freiburg, Germany.
- Zentrum für Bucherhaltung, GMBH:
Mass book and paper conservation, including paper splitting and deacidification.