For over twenty years The Book Doctor has provided custom bookbinding, book restoration, and book and bible repair services to customers nationwide. Today we are recommended by many libraries, bookstores, and dealers. We are members of the American Institute for Conservation (Book and Paper Group), The Guild of Bookworkers, and the Texas Association of Museums.
Our approach to repair and restoration is focused on maintaining the original character of each book. By using excellent materials and methods, we can extend the life of your book -- whether your book is an heirloom, antique, or everyday volume.
Our custom books and covers are made with the same care and technique that informs our restorations. Choose from a wide variety of styles and materials, from Italian cloth to Harmatan leather in several colors. We also have materials for dissertation and annual report binding.
As of June 1, 2020 we are taking work by mail and are open by appointment Monday-Friday. For an appointment please call or email. We are so excited to see people again!
Regarding appointments we ask the following:
1. Please be on time. If you are going to be early or late please call so that we can avoid overlapping appointments.
2. For now, one person at a time.
3. Masks are required.
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Ms. McKay does her work in a small, pleasantly fusty shop, with workbenches behind the main counter, gilt-edged books everywhere, bolts of colorful cloth piled atop an old chest of many short, wooden drawers, the kind of chest used to house movable type or maps."