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

Leather Reback in Progress

Repaired Corner

Restored Family Bible

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

Much of my work is in in leather and cloth binding repair and restoration. A wide variety of books and objects 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.

Book Restoration Examples


Cloth Binding Repair

Leather Binding Repair

Other Repair and Restoration Examples