book restoration | Jean McCormick, Hand Bookbinder LLC

Jean McCormick, Hand Bookbinder LLC


Contact me:  phone: 616 940-0003

    Hand bookbinding is an ancient craft, once practiced almost exclusively by monks. Even in our digital age, hand bookbinding is alive and well: preserving valuable books from the past, devising fine bindings for current books, and creating unique artist books.

    I have had training as a binder and conservator in England, the Czech Republic, and the USA.  My bindery is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I welcome your emails or phone calls. Click on the links on the stack of books at left  for information on repair, special bindings, boxes, or if you would like to learn this wonderful craft.

Miniature Book and Box

Traditional binding, full goat leather with red leather onlays and clamshell box

Cloth Re-binding