A graduate of the Clark University School at the Worcester Art Museum, bookbinding was my second career path. But it was clearly my real calling. After completing my apprenticeship with a restoration bindery in Massachusetts, I spent 21 years working there. In 2017 my wife and I moved to Cashtown, and opened our book shop and book bindery. Now, with 27 years of experience behind me, I still look forward to the unique challenges each project brings.
My specialty is conservation / restoration. I generally recommend preservation of as much of the original book as possible. If the original book is damaged beyond saving, I strive to recreate the feel of the original as closely as I can. I work by hand, and most of my tools and equipment are original pieces from the Nineteenth Century. I also create custom journals / gift books, and offer custom rebinding that can turn an average book into a gift that will be treasured for years to come. A modest selection of hand bound journals are available for direct purchase.
Speaking of the Nineteenth Century – my workshop is located in a historic Cashtown building – the old Bream’s Dry Goods Store. Built in 1870, it ran for over 100 years as a dry goods / general store.
Stop by and check it out!
Phone : (508)835-4393
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.rocktopbookshop.com