Below is information on local bookbinders and resources for individuals who want to have their own books bound, repaired or conserved privately. These names are provided as a public service with no particular recommendation by the Book Arts League or the Preservation Department of the University of Colorado Libraries.
Please contact us with any questions you might have regarding bookbinding.
Conservation and preservation of works of art on paper and historic documents:
Beth Heller, Conservator
1225 Santa Fe Drive; Denver CO 80204
Tudhope Conservation Studio
901 E.10th Ave
Primarily paper and photo conservation.
Conservation and Book Repair:
Karen Jones, Conservator
3050 W. Denver Place; Denver CO 80211
Conservation/preservation expert who works for Jeffco Public Libraries and CSU conservation
Jeffco has the Myra Jo Moon Collection of resources for preservation and conservation.
Marilyn Skiba (Lakewood) 303-232-8515
Two Hands Paperie
803 Pearl; Boulder 80302
Occasionally they have made archival boxes, etc.; and they carry hand book binding supplies.
Most larger art supply stores will also stock acid-free and archival quality storage supplies. Increasingly the hobby and scrapbooking suppliers are becoming aware of the need for archival materials, but be careful. There are many national vendors of archival quality supplies.
Archival Custom Fit Boxes:
MicroClimates (from Custom Manufacturing Inc.)
10034 East Lake Road
Hammondsport, NY 14840
Carmen Waters Kramer
Denver Bookbinding, HF Group and Houchen all offer on-demand printing and binding and thesis binding for individuals. All of these binderies including Rahm Bookbinding offer restoration of damaged books. Denver Bookbinding does repair Bibles.
Denver Bookbinding Company, Inc.
2715 17th Street
Denver, Colorado 80211-3995
2750 Bermuda Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
The HF Group — University of Colorado Libraries Current Binder
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
The Preservation Department of the Colorado University Libraries provides a list of links to conservation and preservation sites, online instructions for book repair, disaster response and much more in their online Preservation Resource Links.