Rebacking, recasing, or other structural processes used to put a book back into service.
New covers constructed of various materials. The title & decorative tooling is stamped onto the spine and covers.
Using various types of mending tissues to repair torn pages, illustrations, or to build out missing parts of pages.
Constructed to protect rare/special volumes, to house a collection of ephemera, or other storage purposes.
Hand-sewn blank books of fine acid-free paper bound in any size and design to suit any occasion.
Jean Knowlton Hickel has been binding books in west Michigan for over three decades. She specializes in various traditional binding methods taught by her father, the late Daniel G. Knowlton, a master binder for Brown University in Rhode Island for 35 years.
Jean was also an early member of the Midwestern Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers.