book binding repair, book restoration, book binding repair, book restoration, book binding repair,
36 years restoring books for institutions and in private practice
Repair of leather bindings, cloth bindings, albums, and other items.
Paper and document restoration.
Parisian bindery circa 1755
A Leather Reback in Progress
Restored Family Bible
In 1984 I began restoring books in institutional special collections — first at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, then, after a few years, moving on to Carleton and Saint Olaf Colleges in Northfield MN, where I worked for five years on Special Collections in both institutions. Now I am in private practice, working in my home workshop near Lake Hiawatha in Minneapolis.
Much of my work is leather, but of course all sorts of books find their way into my workshop — children’s books, keepsakes, bibles, etc.