Supplies


Sources for Materials

There are more than 90 suppliers from 9 countries provided below, researched during years of specialised travel by Kath. This is offered to students of bookbinding, paper and metal crafts in this section of our site. You are able to search by country using the links below. If you do not find the resources you need, please contact Kath at kaththomas2@gmail.com.

Italy

Canada

France

Japan

Germany

The Netherlands/Holland

Spain

Switzerland

UK

USA


ITALY

Coltelleria Bianda – Sharpening services – www.coltelleriabianda.ch – via della Vigna Nuova, 86r (nr. Ponte de Carraia), 50123 Firenze –  +39 -055 294691 – email info@coltelleriabianda.ch

C.T.S. – Chemicals for restoration, glues, etc. – www.ctseurope.com – via L. Gordigiani, 54r interno A1-A2, Firenze – +39 055 3245014 – email cts.firenze@ctseurope.com – other locations in Italy, Spain, France, Romania, Switzerland

Carteria Tassotti – decorated paper – www.tassotti.it – via dei Servi 9r, 50122 Firenze – +39 055 2645477, email carteriafirenze@tassotti.it – hours M-Sun 10-1:30/14:30-19:00

Cartoleria Lory – Copying and printing services and next door art supplies – www.lory.net – Piazza de Frescobaldi 8 r, 50125  Firenze – + 39 055 8 213246 – hours copy shop 9-13/15-19, cartoleria 9-19 but Saturdays in both cases only until 12:30

Cellerini – Metalsmithing equipment – www.cellerini.com – Piazza di S. Stefano 2-4r, 50122 Firenze – +39 055 2396068 – email cellerini@cellerini.com – hours M-F 9-18

Ditta CosimoTassinari – Some bookbinding finishing tools – Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 2r, 50123 Firenze – +39 055 283777 – no website or email

Duccio Banchi Bronzista – beautiful articles in bronze for decoration – www.ducciobanchibronzista.it – via dei Serragli 10r, 50125 Firenze – +39 055 294694 – hours

Enrico Giannini – bookbinding & marbling instruction & restoration of books – via dei Velluti, 10r, 50125 Firenze – +39 055 2399657 – hours by appointment – email enricogiannini@inwind.it  

Giuseppe Mealli Srl – equipment, tools and supplies for metalsmithing – www.mealli.it – Borgo SS. Apostoli 16 r, 50123 Firenze – +39 055 216145 – email mealli@mealli.it hours M-F 9-13/14-18

Il Papiro – Hand-marbled papers, woodblock decorated papers, calligraphy inks, inspiration – www.ilpapirofirenze.it – primary location via Cavour 49, Firenze – +39 055 215 262 – six locations in Firenze, eight elsewhere in Italy, USA, Australia, London see http://www.ilpapirofirenze.it/puntiVendita.aspx – hours All days 10:00-19:30

L7Lira/Lampa – Metalsmithing equipment – www.- via de Ramaglianti, 8r, 50125 Firenze – +39 055 214861 – hours M-F 8:30-17:30

Giuseppe Mealli Srl – Metalsmithing equipment, tools and supplies – www.mealli.it – Borgo SS. Apostoli 16 r, 50123 Firenze – +39 055 216145 – email mealli@mealli.it hours M-F 9-13/14-18

Phase – Chemicals for restorers, adhesives, etc. – www.phaseitalia.it – via dello Sprone 6/8 r, Firenze – +39 055 289113 – email info@phaseitalia.it – hours M-F 8:30-12:30/13:30-18:00

Rinaldin – Artist’s tools, equipment, etc. – www.rinaldin.it – via Meucci, 40r, 37036 S. Martino Buon Albergo (Verona) – +39 045 991622 – email info@rinaldin.it – hours 8:30-12:30/14:00-18:00

Scatolini – Bookcloth, paper, some tools – via dell’Anguillara 66 r, 50122 Firenze – no internet presence or email – +39 055 2398408 – hours M-F 8:30-1:00/16:00-19:30

Zecchi – Art supplies – pigments, paints, inks, paste, various tools, paper, etc. – www.zecchi.it – via dello Studio 19r, 50122 Firenze – +39 055 284309 – email zecchifi@tin.it – hours M-F 8:30-12:30/15:30-19:30, Sat 8:30-12:30

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CANADA

Columbia Finishing Mills, Inc. – bookcloth, other covering materials, board, adhesives – www.columbiafinishingmills.com – 135 Boundary Rd. or P.O. Box 546, Cornwall, Ontario K6H 5T3 – +1 800 272-9174 x227 – email dan@columbiafinishingmills.com

Illtyd Perkins Woodworking – small handmade wooden bookbinding equipment – Salt Spring Island, BC – 250-653-9392

Japanese Paper Place – fine Japanese papers for decoration and conservation –  www.japanesepaperplace.com – 77 Brock Ave, Toronto, Canada M6K 2L3  – 416-538-9669 (also carried by many paperstores internationally –  see http://www.japanesepaperplace.com/retail/resellers-general.htm)

The Papertrail – materials and equipment for hand papermaking, bookbinding and marbling – www.papertrail.ca – 1450 Bridge St. (or P.O. Box 484), New Dundee, Ontario, Canada N0B 2E0 – +1 800 421-6826 or 519 884-7123 – email orders@papertrail.ca

The Paperwright – material and equipment for hand papermaking and bookbinding – www.paperwright.ca – 324 – #1 Tweedsmuir Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Z 5N4 – +1 613 422-5667 – email brittq@trytel.com

See also Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) website for supplier listings http://www.cbbag.ca/ResourceListsWeb/Supplies_Intro.html

See also Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

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FRANCE

APG S.A.R. L. – Bookbinding equipment large and small new and restored, leathers, paper, board, etc. – www.apg-reliure.com – 4/6 Boulevard de beaubourg, Atelier no 10, 77183 Croissy Beaubourg  – +33 0953 48 76 39 – email apg.reliure@free.fr

Alivon – Bookbinding finishing tools – www.jb-alivon.com –  42 Boulevard Saint Marcel, 75005 Paris – +33 147073854 – email contact@jb-alivon.com

Alran SAS – Leathers – www.alran.fr – BP180, 13 rue du Lavoir, 81205 Mazamet cedex –  +33 05 63 61 31 72 –  email info@alran.fr

Didier Lieutard – Leathers, parchment – www.lieutard.com – Route de Realmont, 81300 Graulhet  – +33 05 63 34 47 95

Jullien – Leathers, parchment – 42 Rue Saint Jacques, 75005 Paris – +33 01 43 54 52 56

Relma – Bookbinding materials full range, small tools, finishing stoves, presses, etc. – 3 rue des Poitevins 75006 Paris – +33 1 43 25 40 52 – email relma@wanadoo.fr

See also Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

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JAPAN

See Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

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GERMANY

Dictum – formerly Dick/Herdim Tools – Highest quality tools for many crafts including a few for bookbinding – www.more-than-tools.de – Donaustrasse 51, 94526 Metten – +49 0991-9109 902 – email info@more-than-tools.de

GMW Gabi Kleindorfer – Distributor of Paper Nao Japanese papers for restoration and other restoration materials and equipment – www.gmw-gabikleindorfer.de – Aster Strasse 9, 84186 Vilsheim – +49 8706 1094 – email gmw@gmw-gabikleindorfer.de

See also Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

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THE NETHERLANDS – HOLLAND

Boektotaal de Boekenmarkt – Bookbinding supplies and small tools – www.boektotaal.nl – Woldpromenade 32, 8331 JH Steenwijk, Holland +31 521 514567 email info@boektotaal.nl

Papiermolen De Schoolmeester – Handmade heavier cover papers – Guispad 3, 1551 SX Westzaan – +31 075 6214465 – email deschoolmeester@hetnet.nl

See also Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

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SPAIN

Antonio Velez Celemin, Nayco SA – Hand-marbled paper – www.antoniovelezceleminingles.blogspot.it – Avda. de la Constituction 26, Mostoles 28931 Madrid, +34 918 129 301 – email avcele@gmail.com

Grabados Artisticos Revenga – Bookbinding finishing tools – www.grabadosrevenga.com  or www.fersadorer.com – Amor Hermoso 49, 28026 Madrid – + 34 91 792 36 44 email info@revenga2000.com or revenga2000@yahoo.es

See also Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

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SWITZERLAND

See Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

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UK

ABS Supplies – Bookbinding finishing tools – 36 Kingsdown Parade, Bristol BS6 5UF –  +44 0117 9427456  – email field56@btinternet.com

Bookbinding Supplies – Small handmade bookbinding equipment – www.bookbinding-supplies.co.uk – Moorguards, West Hall, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2BP – +44 016977 47600 – email robert@bookbinding-supplies.co.uk

Charnwood Books – Bookbinding equipment small, leather, bookcloth, board, adhesives, small tools, etc. – www.charnwoodbooks.co.uk – +44 07917717595 sales@charnwoodbooks.co.uk

Conservation by Design – Conservation and Restoration materials, boxes, board – www.cxdltd.com – Timecare Works, 5 Singer Way, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK42 7AW UK – +44 01234 846300 – email info@conservation-by-design.co.uk

Conways of Halifax – Bookbinding supplies, papers, bookcloth, leather –www.conwaysofhalifax.co.uk

Griffen Mill – Archival handmade papers – www.griffenmillhandmadepaper.com – Half Moon House, Killinager, Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland – +353 – 09496 40744 – email

Habberley Meadows – Gold leaf (loose and transfer, colors) for bookbinding or other – www.habberleymeadows.co.uk – 5 Saxon Way, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham B37 5AY – +44 0121 7700103 – email gold@habberleymeadows.co.uk

Harmatan and Oakridge Leathers – Leather for bookbinding – www.harmatan.co.uk – Westfields Ave, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire NN10 8AX – +44 01933 412151 – email mark@harmatan.co.uk

  1. Hewit and Sons – Leather for bookbinding, small tools, silk headbanding thread –  www.hewit.com  – 12 Nettlehill Road, Houstoun Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 5DL, Scotland – +44 01506 444160 – email sales@hewit.com

Homeward Bound – Used large bookbinding and printing equipment – 2 The Fold Yard, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0DH UK – +44 01547 530630 – email homewardbound@btconnect.com

Jemma Lewis Marbling and Design – Hand-marbled papers – www.jemmamarbling.com -14, Belvedere Road, Bowerhill, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6 AJ – +44 01225 790560 – email jemmamarbling@sky.com

John Purcell Paper – Fine paper of all kinds, board, blotting paper – www.johnpurcell.net – 15 Rumsey Road, London SW9 0TR – +44 020 7737 5199 – email jpp@johnpurcell.net

McEwan, Tom –  Bookbinding finishing tools – www.mcewan.uk – Scotland – tools@mcewan.co.uk

Payhembury Marbled Papers – Hand-marbled paper traditional designs – www.payhembury.com – Katherine Brett, 2 Town Lane, Pampisford, Cambridgeshire DB22 3ER – +44 07763 124235

P&S Engraving  –  Bookbinding finishing tools – www.pandsengraving.co.uk – 38a Norway Street, Portslade, E. Sussex BN41 1AE England – +44 01273 424801 – email info@pandsengraving.co.uk

Ratchford Ltd – Bookbinding materials, small tools, bookcloth – www.fjratchford.co.uk – +44 0161 4808484 – email sales@fjratchford.co.uk

Russels – Bookbinding equipment large and small, materials, bookcloth, papers, tools, etc. –www.russels.com – Coles Farm, Cole Street, Wilby, Eye Suffolk, IP21 5LH – +44 01379 388899 – email office@russels.com

Sheperd’s Inc. – Small tools for bookbinding, papers, hand-marbled papers – www.shepherds-london.com  – 30 Gillingham St., London SW1V 1HU – +44 020 7233 999

William Cowley – Parchment and vellum makers – 97 Caldecote Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 0DB England – +44 01908 610038

See also Designer Bookbinders website for supplier listings
http://www.designerbookbinders.org.uk/link/suppliers.html

See also Guild of Bookworkers website for international supplier listings http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/intsupply.php

See also Society of Bookbinders website for supplier listings
http://www.societyofbookbinders.com/links

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USA

Carriage House Paper – Handmade paper and papermaking materials and equipment, papermaking classes, etc. – www.carriagehousepaper.com – 245 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 – +1 718 599-7857 – email info@carriagehousepaper.com

Colophon Book Arts – Materials and equipment for bookbinding and marbling – www.colophonbookarts.com – 3611 Ryan St. SE, Lacey, WA 98509 – +1 360 459-2940 – email nancy@colophonbookarts.com

Deckle2-Go/Homestead Mill & Studio – Handmade paper and papermaking equipment – www.deckle2go.com – 3575 Mack Road, Fairfield, Ohio 45014-5550 – +1 513 315-3929  – email info@homesteadmill.com

Dennis Ruud – Handmade Teflon folders, quills for calligraphy – www.dennisruud.com – 4512 31st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 – +1 612 729-7185 – email denny@dennisruud.com

Dick Blick Art Materials – Bookbinding and other craft supplies – www.DickBlick.com – P.O. Box 1267, Galesburg, IL 61402-1267 – +1 800 447-8192 – 31stores in CA, CT, GA, IL, IN, IO, MA, MI MN, MS, NE, NV, NY, OH, PA, WA

Fields Fabrics – Ultrasuede all weights and other fabrics for use as bookcloth – www.fieldsfabricsonline.com – 1695 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 – +1 800 67 85872 or +1 616 455-4570 email mail@fieldsfabrics.com  (Note that they will cut as little as 1/8th yard for you)

Hiromi Paper Inc. – Handmade papers from Japan and other countries for restoration etc., brushes, small tools, etc. – www.hiromipaper.com – 2525 Michigan Ave., Bergamot Station Art Center G-9, Santa Monica, CA 90404 – +1 866 HP-WASHI or 310 998-0098 – email washi@hiromipaper.com

Hollanders – Bookbinding materials, small tools, bookcloth, leathers, etc. – www.hollanders.com – 410 N. Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 – +1 734 741-7531

Hook Pottery Paper – Handmade papers, classes – www.hookpotterypaper.com – 756 W. 900 N, La Porte, IN 46350 – +1 219 362-9478 – email hookpotterypaper@comcast.net

Jeff Peachey – Paring knives and other small bookbinding tools – http://jeffpeachey.wordpress.com – 37 Nagle Ave, #3C, New York, NY 10040 – +1 212 387-7860 – email jeff.peachy@gmail.com

Jim Croft – Traditional hand craft classes related to bookbinding, papermaking, threadmaking, sharpening and making tools –  Note: no classes in 2014, returning 2015  – http://www.traditionalhand.com/oldway/ – Box 211 Santa, ID 83866 – +1 208 245-3043 – email traditionalhand@gmail.com

John Neal Bookseller – Calligraphy tools, equipment and materials, small bookbinding tools – www.johnnealbooks.com – 1833 Spring Garden St., 1st Floor, Greenboro, NC 27403 – +1 800 369-9598 or 336-272-6139 – email info@johnnealbooks.com

Northport Company – Glue/paste brushes, acrylic press boards, soft/hard bench weights – www.northportbinding.com – 667 Pinners Cove Rd., Asheville NC 28803 – +1 828 676-0042 – email sanford@northportbinding.com

PaperArts.Com – Paper from all over the world – www.paperarts.com – 3217 E. Shea Boulevard #300, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3365+1 480 703-7030 – email order@paperarts.com (on-line or phone orders only – not a brick and mortar store)

Pergamena – Parchment, vellum, leathers for bookbinding – www.pergamena.net – 11 Factory Street, Montgomery, NY 12549 – +1 845-457-3834 – email info@pergamena.net

Rio Grande – Everything a metalsmither could possibly want, cutting edge, tools big and small and materials and gems for metalsmithing – www.riogrande.com – 7500 Bluewater Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121 – +1-800-545-6566 or +1 505 839-3011 email see website contact us page

Talas – Bookbinding materials, small tools, finishing tools (P&S from UK), bookcloth, leathers, vellum, etc. – www.talasonline.com – 330 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – +1-212-219-0770 – email info@talasonline.com

University Products – Archival materials for conservation, restoration, exhibition – www.universityproducts.com – 517 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01041-0101 – +1-800-828-9281 or 1-413-532-3372 – email info@universityproducts.com

Volcano Arts – Small hand tools and materials for bookbinding and metalsmithing – www.volcanoarts.com – Volcano, CA – email info@volcanoarts.com

See also Guild of Bookworkers site for supplier lists for USA http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/supply.php

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