bookbinding arts

The Art of Hand Bookbinding

acurio bookbinding arts introduces uniquely designed journals and custom books. Each book is a carefully hand-constructed, one-of-a-kind volume made of archival materials with solid skin leathers or specially created cover designs.

acurio bookbinding arts also specializes in archival book and bible restoration preserving your book treasures for generations to come.

Mary Ellen developed a love of bookbinding in the 1990’s. She learned the art of hand bookbinding during a term of apprenticeship, training under a seasoned hand-bookbinder.

“If you value and appreciate any bespoke item, you will fall in love with Mary Ellen’s exquisite,
heirloom quality journals. My hardest decision was deciding which one to pick. They were all
beautiful and very professionally made. Mary Ellen is adroit in her artisanship – each book is a
stunner. The cover draws you into the book, and hidden inside are beautiful hand painted
papers preceding archival quality paper. You can fill it with your daydreams, secrets, drawings,
prayers and Bible verses, or anything your heart desires. Indulge yourself!” – H. E.

Each journal created at bookbinding arts is unique. A variety of quality materials and solid skin leathers are used, all of the highest grade.

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bookbinding arts also restores damaged books and Bibles. Restoration includes the following:

• pages are rebound/hand sewn
• the cover is restored, if possible; or a new cover is created
• pages are mended
• new support materials are added

Before Restoration

After Restoration

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