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2024 International Bookbinding Suppliers List

Here is the current 2024 International Bookbinding Suppliers List. This is not an all-encompassing list and is a work in progress. I intend to publish this list every six months with additions and subtractions.



If there is a vendor you feel should be on this list and I have overlooked, please feel free to send me their information so that I may include them. The same goes for suppliers who have dead links or have gone out of business. Let me know and I will make adjustments. The next update will be on July 1st, 2024.


While the current full list is in the body of this post, you will also find a PDF version of it attached. Feel free to download it for your personal use.


North America:


USA:


Hollander's Bookbinding Supplies (Ypsilanti, MI): Wide variety of traditional hand tools, adhesives, sewing materials, presses, and repair supplies. (https://hollanders.com/)


TALAS (Salt Lake City, UT): Manufacturer and retailer of conservation, archival, and bookbinding supplies, including adhesives, tapes, papers, and boards. (https://www.talasonline.com/)


Colophon Book Arts Supply (Santa Fe, NM): Specializes in Japanese papers, bookbinding tools and equipment, and offers workshops and classes. (https://www.colophonbookarts.com/)


Gaylord Archival: Preservation, exhibit and display, and storage and handling supplies. (https://www.gaylord.com)


BookMakers Supply (San Francisco, CA): Carries tools, papers, fabrics, boards, and kits for various bookbinding styles. (https://www.fopl.org/the-bookmark)


Lineco: Large supplier of bookbinding and conservation materials, tools, and equipment for all skill levels. (https://www.lineco.com/bookbinding-and-repair/tools-supplies)


Artist & Craftsman Supply: Art, paper, and bookbinding supplies at a discount rate. (https://artistcraftsman.com)


BLICK Art Materials: Carries a selection of bookbinding tools, papers, and kits alongside other art supplies. (https://www.dickblick.com/categories/paper/crafts/bookmaking)


Book Craft Supply Co. (Iowa City, IA): Independent shop specializing in bookbinding tools, papers, and kits for beginners and professionals. (https://bookcraftsupply.com)


Affordable Binding Equipment (New York, NY): Sells binding machines, tools, and supplies for both home and professional use. (https://affordablebindingequipment.com)


Steve Siegel Leather: Bookbinding leathers (https://siegelleather.com)


Pergamena Parchment & Leathers: North America's only commercial producer and foremost expert on parchment making. (https://www.pergamena.net)


Canada:


Aboveground Art Supplies (Vancouver, BC): Offers bookbinding tools, papers, leathers, and kits for various bookbinding styles. (https://www.abovegroundartsupplies.com)


AuPapier Japonais (Montreal, QC): Specializes in Japanese papers and marbling supplies, also carries some bookbinding tools. (https://www.aupapierjaponais.com)


Felton Bookbinding Ltd. (Toronto, ON): Family-owned supplier of bookbinding tools, materials, and equipment for professionals and hobbyists. (https://www.feltonbookbinding.com)


George Hill & Co. (Toronto, ON): Sells bookbinding tools, papers, boards, and leathers, catering to professionals and hobbyists. (https://www.georgehillco.com/)


The Bookbinder's Warehouse (Toronto, ON): Offers a wide range of bookbinding tools, materials, and kits for beginners and professionals. (https://www.bookbindersfoods.com/)


The Paper Parade (Vancouver, BC): Carries a curated selection of bookbinding papers, boards, and tools, specializing in Japanese paper. (https://thepaperparade.com/)


Mexico

CONSERVAA- Conservacion, Restauracion, Encuadernacion: Provides bookbinding, conservation, and restoration services, plus sells some tools and materials.


South America:


Brazil:


Renato Crepaidi: a Brazilian artist who hand-makes marbled paper. His paper can be used for bookbinding, collage, boxes, and other decorative applications. (https://renato-crepaldi.com/index.html). Renato Crepaidi also has a studio website that is dedicated to limited edition experimental marbled paper runs. (https://renatocrepaldi.bigcartel.com)


Europe:


UK:


J Hewit & Sons (London): Established supplier of bookbinding tools, materials, and equipment for all skill levels. (https://www.hewit.com/)


Ratchford (Leeds): Carries bookbinding tools, papers, boards, and kits, with a focus on traditional hand binding techniques. (https://ratchford.co.uk/)


Shepherds (Kent): Provides a wide range of bookbinding papers, boards, and leathers, catering to both beginners and experienced binders. (https://store.bookbinding.co.uk/store/department/39/Tools-%26-Hardware/)


John Purcell Paper (London): Offers a vast selection of bookbinding papers, boards, and specialist materials. (https://www.johnpurcell.net/)


William Cowley Parchment Works: Renowned parchment maker, and supplier of parchment for bookbinding, calligraphy, and restoration. (https://www.williamcowley.co.uk)


The Binding Machine (Dorset): Sells bookbinding tools, equipment, and kits, including machinery and traditional tools. (https://www.viking-direct.co.uk/en/office-equipment-machines-c-116/binding-c-116004/binding-machines-c-116004001)


Coxheath Craft (Kent): Provides a variety of bookbinding papers, boards, and leathers, catering to both beginners and experienced binders. (https://www.facebook.com/p/Craft-Creations-100083384766801/)


France:


APG Reliure (Paris): Renowned for its high-quality bookbinding tools and equipment, including specialized machinery. (https://www.apg-reliure.com/)


Relma (Ligné): Offers a vast selection of bookbinding tools, papers, and boards, suitable for various binding styles. (https://www.relma.fr/)


Atelier Lefebvre (Paris): Renowned for its high-quality bookbinding papers and boards, also offers tools and equipment. (https://www.parismuseescollections.paris.fr/fr/petit-palais/oeuvres/atelier-de-jules-lefebvre)


Librairie Brodard & Taupin (Paris): Specializes in bookbinding materials, tools, and equipment for professional and amateur binders. (https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-loire/la-fleche-72200/brodard-et-taupin-imprime-le-livre-de-poche-depuis-sa-naissance-il-y-a-70-ans-596f95de-b2d0-11ed-9424-745bc29e29f2)


Rougier & Ple: Adhesives Bookbinding Supplies Leather Leather Paring Accessories Books Book Arts Publications Bookbinding Tools Bookcloth Brushes Marbling Supplies Paper - All Types Paper - Art and Printing Paper - Archival Paper – Décorative Paper - Handmade Paper - Eastern Papyrus Post and Ring Binder Hardware Presses - Bookbinding Printing Supplies Sewing Frames Tools - General Weights. (https://www.rougier-ple.fr)


Germany:


Schmedt (Germany): Manufacturer of high-quality bookbinding tools and equipment, especially presses and sewing machines. (https://www.schmedt.de/)


Lehmann Präzisionswerkzeuge (Münster): Manufacturer of high-quality bookbinding tools and equipment, including presses and sewing machines. (https://www.lehmann-praezisionswerkzeuge.de/de)


Jakob Weigl (Munich): Offers a wide range of bookbinding papers, boards, leathers, and tools for all skill levels. (https://de.linkedin.com/in/jakob-weigl-3319541a3)


Buchbeschläge Mueller: The Müller bookbindery has been offering book fittings in cast brass and silver for several years now as a colleague's aid. The offer ranges from simple cover plates to locking hooks to valuable book corners with gemstones. (https://mueller-buch.de/index.php/home.html)


Italy


FLAVIO AQUILINA: High-quality leather supplier for bookbinding, upholstery, and other leather crafts. (https://www.flavioaquilina.com)


Leather For US: Online retailer of various leathers, including goat, sheep, and calfskin, suitable for bookbinding. (http://www.leatherfor.us/www.leatherfor.us/en/index.html)


Spain


Grabados Artisticos Revenga: Family-owned workshop producing high-quality hand-marbled papers for bookbinding and decoration. (https://revenga2000.com)


Switzerland


Roland Meuter: Offers bookbinding tools, equipment, and workshops, specializing in historical bookbinding techniques. (https://rmeuter.ch)


Australia & New Zealand:


Australia:


Andersen's Bookbinding Supplies (Australia): Provides a variety of bookbinding tools, papers, and boards, along with workshops and demonstrations. (https://bookbindingaustralia.com.au/contact/)


The Guild of Australian Papermakers (Melbourne): Provides a directory of paper suppliers, including those specializing in bookbinding papers. (https://papermakers.org.au/)


Craft Supplies Superstore (various locations): Carries a selection of bookbinding tools and materials alongside other craft supplies. (https://craft.com.au/)


New Zealand:


Abbey Bookshop (Wellington): Offers a small but well-curated selection of bookbinding tools and materials. (https://www.artybees.co.nz/)


The Bindery (Dunedin): Sells bookbinding tools, materials, and kits, with a focus on traditional hand binding techniques. (https://dutybounddunedin.wordpress.com/)


Western Europe


The Netherlands:


Boektotaal (Amsterdam): Carries a diverse range of bookbinding tools, materials, and equipment, catering to professionals and hobbyists. (https://www.boektotaal.nl/)


Karli Frigge Marbled Papers: Specializes in beautiful hand-marbled papers for bookbinding and decorative arts. (http://www.karli-frigge.com)


Middle East


Dodin’s Marbling (Etsy): Sells hand-marbled papers for bookbinding and other craft projects. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/handmarbledpaper)


South Asia


India:


Indian Cotton Paper Co.: Handmade deckle-edge cotton paper for hand calligraphy, digital printing, and letterpress of invitation, correspondence, and dining suites, although the possibilities are endless. (https://indiancottonpaperco.com)


Asia


Japan


Paper NAO: Wide selection of Japanese papers for bookbinding, calligraphy, and origami. (https://www.papernao.com: https://www.papernao.com)

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