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Dennis Ruud

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Specialising in the repair of leather bindings, cloth bindings, albums, and many other items.

Paper and document restoration.

since 1983

Diderot Encyclopédie
Parisian bindery circa 1755

Leather Reback in Progress

Leather Reback in Progress

Repaired Corner

Restored Family Bible

In 1984 I began restoring books professionally at institutional special collections, spending several years at the University of Saint Thomas, at Carleton College and Saint Olaf College in Northfield MN. I am now in private practice, working in my home studio workshop.

I specialize in leather and cloth binding repair and restoration, and work as well on a very wide variety of books and other objects that come into the workshop. Boxmaking is another specialty area of my work.




  • 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.

Restoration Examples

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  call: 612-729-7165
  write: 4512 31st Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
  or email:  denny@dennisruud.com