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.
COVID-19 (May 27, 2020):
The shop is currently closed to the public. Work is getting done slowly and going out by mail. We have started to schedule pick-up and drop-off appointments for next week.
For questions regarding future and current projects please email us at email@example.com or call 214-946-1760. Thank you and take care!
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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."