In Gutenberg's day and age bookbinding in Mainz was a flourishing trade with an established tradition. Today this ancient, skilled craft has all but disappeared from our corner of the globe, with only a handful of bookbinders still in operation. We are thus pleased to be able to offer you a very special selection of handmade bookbinding products from across Europe. Each individual item is carefully made for the Gutenberg Shop according to our specifications.
If you have ever held a manually finished book in your hands, you will probably be able to appreciate the extreme dedication contemporary bookbinders have for their work. Handbound books are bursting with the excitement and energy any true work of art effuses. Heighten your senses in our all too rational world!
All of the bookbinding products we sell are crafted by hand. Our bookbinders make use of old techniques and materials in their work, many of them long forgotten. The leather and paper of these articles grow more beautiful each time they are handled, the "wear and tear" of the passage of time only serving to enhance their appearance.
Our range of goods is continually expanding. We also stock an unusual assortment of particularly fine items for lovers of books and authentic arts and crafts. We would be happy to advise you on our full list of items stocked by phone.
We would also be happy to supply large orders of these items. Please order well in advance of the required delivery date.