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BOOKBINDING, BOOK REPAIR

A properly bound book will open easily, the pages can be turned without having to force the spine, be it a sewn or a glued book. Many binding techniques can be chosen from : Occidental, Coptic, Japanese, Balinese, limp vellum, crossed-structure, early medieval, and others, for a single book or a limited edition. Follow your taste in ordering a binding for your favorite magazines, a thesis, a photo album, the love poems your wrote years ago, the story of your family… Or have a comic book glued back together, a dictionary fitted with a new cover, dogeared corners uncurled in an old book. All work is done by hand, according to your wishes, materials and techniques settled when you visit my bindery, prices agreed upon at the same time.

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Waiting for a new cover







The nine volumes of Traité d’hygiène



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Even the simplest of glued books will take on a new appearance when given the suede treatment




The basic endband, simple and neat





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One of the many crossed-structure variations



Quarter and full cloth bindings: simple, solid



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Close-up on a label


A simple endband made of linen cloth


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Japanese bindings



Photo albums made to measure
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Decorated papers : marbled, paste, block printed




Slipcase, portfolio, case binding, exposed sewing
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Once they are sewn, the books are ready for rounding and backing



A damaged book, on its way to a better life



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