About Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen developed a love of bookbinding in the 1990s while working under a seasoned
hand-bookbinder in California. He learned the trade through an apprenticeship under a Swiss
bookbinder. Mary Ellen was privileged to receive training during her term of apprenticeship,
learning the artistry of this time-honored tradition of hand bookbinding and book restoration.

Eventually Mary Ellen managed the workshop where new books were custom designed and
well-loved books were carefully restored.

She is delighted to share this art with book lovers and those who love to write.

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