They say you can't tell a book by its cover, but they're wrong.

A beautiful book is one whose cover, binding, and craftsmanship

matches the value of the ideas and words inside.

At NW Bookbinding we are committed to producing limited edition, traditionally hand-bound, archival quality books that will last for generations. We believe that the texture of a book in your hands should match the quality of the text within the book. Its color, shape, and feel are part of the reading experience and we want that experience to be, for you, as delightful and satisfying as possible.

We offer special editions of several of best selling author William Martin's books.The Parent's Tao Te Ching, The Couple's Tao Te Ching, The Sage's Tao Te Ching, The Activist's Tao Te Ching, 30 Days of Tao, and Lost in the Tao.

These editions range in price from $45 to $70.

(We also bind special personal editions for other authors. See our "author page" for information)

These personal journals are designed to order and include your choice of available archival cover papers and cover cloth. Each journal can be titled with a person's name, monogram, or logo. Personal journals are a lovely gift for the writer/diarist.

Journals are generally priced at $35 each and may take a few weeks to complete depending on time of year.

We enjoy doing basic repairs on older books that have special meaning for you. Many repairs are fairly straight-forward, involving reattaching loose pages, loose spines, and loose covers. We will usually refer rare and valuable leather or velum editions to a Book Conservator.

We need to see the book to give an evaluation. Please contact us for details