After almost 20 years of working as a bookbinder, and operating a successful portfolio design studio in California, I realized there was a unique niche in the bookbinding world that was not currently being filled: a West Coast supplier of bookcloth and bookbinding supplies with variety, and competitive pricing.
The larger companies have very high minimums which make their materials inaccessible to the average bookbinder, and the few online retailers that do sell bookcloth in smaller quantities are shipping from the east coast and mid west which means that the shipping costs are often higher than the cost of the actual product for those on the west coat.
We have seen a surge of interest in the traditional arts of bookbinding and boxmaking in the arts and craft community so we decided it was finally time to dig in, challenge ourselves and invest in making a fun and user friendly website to sell bookcloth by the half yard and yard, bookbinding supplies, and bookbinding tools to those who have up until now not found their perfect and affordable source for these materials.
We want Book Craft Supply Company and bookcraftsupply.com to be your new source and resource for bookbinding supplies, tools, kits and education. We plan to focus on both the student and the advanced binder in our online and community outreach. Here on the blog, we plan to share tips and tutorials for all skill levels, as well as some of our favorite bookbinding and boxmaking projects and experiences. We are excited to connect with all of the bookbinders out there in hopes that we can share ideas, encourage creativity and inspire you to make more books!
Please feel free to reach out, introduce yourself and ask any questions that you have!
We look forward to meeting you, working with you and hope to earn your trust and your business for years to come.