We’ve been creating custom books for over 40 years, so when you have a special gift to give, please pick our brain! Here are just some of our favorites: Family histories to give out to the relatives bound in your color palate in hard cover library editions and remember to make a genuine leather copy for the Author – you did all the work! A Romantic Collection of Emails or Letters bound in one of our pastel leathers. Sometimes a marriage proposal is included on the last page! “Gone with the Wind” rebound in Scarlett red leather. A Civil War Volume bound in any combination of greys and blues. Letters to the teacher from all his/her little authors at the end of the school year in a primary color like red with white letters. Collection of Playbills bound in black leather with silver stamping and silver checkerboard page gilding and titled Broadway Bound for the avid theatre-goer or performer. Anecdotes from friends, relatives, co-workers for a Retirement book or any other occasion. Leather bound Guest book for your home, Inn, Hotel or maybe your yacht. Pilot’s Log Book in distressed brown leather – looks like an old bomber jacket! Memorial or wedding registry, certificate folder or diploma cover…and we can keep on going.
“THEY MADE US AN OFFER WE COULDN’T REFUSE”
The family of the late author, Mario Puzo, selected a variety of Dad’s novels to be leather bound and passed on to his grandsons. They chose black, navy, teal and red textured leather to match the original covers and coordinating marbled endsheets. Raised ribs and gold or silver foil stamping on the spines along with some foil decorative lines were used for a more dramatic effect. The page edges were gilded in silver and gold to add that special touch.
Local genealogist, Linda Metzger, recorded the LI History of this family in elegant brown cowhide leather volumes with gilded pages and foil stamping. Preservation of family is near and dear to most of us. So whether we gather all of the information ourselves or consign it to a professional, why not make it last!
Custom made visitors register for exclusive club. Cowhide leather spine and corners with faux leather front and back panels. Logo blind-stamped on front cover with decorative foil stamped lines on corners.
Custom photo books
Custom leather and linen photo books made for exclusive clients.
Yes, a traditional Wedding Album is lovely but what about all those candid shots? Mom collected them and created this beautiful dark green Faux Leather Photo Book with silver personalization and date. A perfect first Anniversary gift!
Custom Leather Post and Screw Cover
A brother wanted to preserve his deceased sister's collection of post cards and have them protected so they could be passed on to his children. We created a post and screw cover that maintained all of the original book she had hand-made without disturbing any of the post cards.
handwritten PAPERS TO SCI FI NOVEL
A teenage boy pours hours of his time and imagination into this Science Fiction novel. Handwritten on loose leaf paper, he stores it in a drawer for 30 years! His wife secretly makes a copy and brings us the pages to bind and cover in royal blue Faux Leather. This former teen is now a genuine author and this book can now be viewed by all his future generations to come.
Blue Moon Log Book – Spiral notebooks to leather
Once in a “Blue Moon” we can sail away and record our adventures. We combined 3 spiral bound notebooks into a navy blue cowhide leather volume stamped in gold with a custom logo. Raised ribs on the spine outlined in gold and our dark blue French endsheets complete the look. Bon Voyage Bob and family.
Classical bagpipe music from Scotland is something you don’t hear every day. But our client just might play some for you if the opportunity arises. He brought us several editions to combine under one large red cover with bold gold stamping on the spine. If you can’t pronounce the title, it’s okay since it is Gaelic.