Book Binding Repair & Restoration

 

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Book Restoration and Binding Repair
30 years experience in institutions and private practice

Repair of leather bindings, cloth bindings, albums, and other items.

Paper and document restoration.

since 1983

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Diderot Encyclopédie

Parisian bindery circa 1755

Leather reback in progress, before
Leather reback in progress, after

A Leather Reback in Progress

Repaired Corner

Restored Family Bible

In 1984 I began restoring books in institutional special collections, first spending several years at the University of Saint Thomas, moving on to Carleton, and Saint Olaf Colleges in Northfield MN.  Now I am in private practice, working in a home studio workshop.

Most of my work is leather and cloth book repair and restoration.
But many types of books and objects find their way into my workshop.
Boxmaking is one of the side specialty areas I enjoy.

  • Leather and cloth bound antiquarian books of all sorts
  • Bibles
  • Heirlooms
  • Cookbooks
  • Children’s books
  • Journals, etc.
Mark Twain restored
Contact me by clicking on the email address below.

Book Restoration Examples

Bibles

Cloth Binding Repair

Leather Binding Repair

Other Repair and Restoration Examples