"Something special for someone special. This was chosen as a reminder of my mom. She raised and released butterflies and loved it. The gift was very loved. She said this is so cool, I have never had instructions with a journal before. Thank you for your beautiful work."

Mary

Leather Bound

Full | Half | Quarter

Finest Leathers Available!

Kranz Books Bindery only uses the finest calf, goat, and exotic leathers available in the world. We work with several book leather providers to ensure the highest quality and options for our bookbinding projects and clients.

The history of the book and it’s binding styles is rich in culture and artistic creativity. Kranz Books Bindery strives to master historic binding structures such as Byzantine binding and the Medieval Girdle Book. Other significant historic binding structures we practice include Limp Vellum Binding, Ethiopian Binding, and the German Bradel Binding. Most recently, we have started to explore the structure and significance of the Nag Hammadi Codex and its applications.

While we at Kranz Books Bindery do not create books made with modern bindings styles such as spiral wire or plastic comb bindings, we do utilize techniques such as saddle stitch and side stitch bindings on occasion. Case Bound (section sewing) is more prevalent in our bindery from cloth to leather, quarter to full bindings. Springback, Oxford Hollow, French & English bindings styles are very common “modern” bindings styles we employee for our more modern bindings here at Kranz Books Binding.

A Curated Selection of Our Leather Bound Books

Here are some hand picked pictures from our leather bound book portfolio. A glimps into the contemporary and historical skills and creativity available at Kranz Books Bindery.

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"This journal actually arrived a couple days early and overall I'm pretty pleased. The book cloth is even more beautiful in real life and I'm in love with the color! The journal feels very sturdy and has the kind of weight to it you'd usually only find in older casebound books."

Marissa

Clothbound

Full | Half | Quarter

Our Unique & Fine Cloth Bindings

Traditional bookcloths for utilitarian applications to exotic fabrics and cloths for a more sophisticated and discerning aesthetic; a matter of style and taste. Kranz Books Bindery caters to the fit, form, and function of the book as well as an artistic flair when it comes to bookbinding with cloths.

Kranz Books Bindery search the global market for some of the most well-known traditional bookcloths while also scanning for unique visually powerful, and in some cases, pleasantly tactile, cloth materials our global arts community offers..

A Curated Selection of Our Clothbound Books

Here are some hand picked pictures from our clothbound book portfolio. A glimps into the contemporary and historical skills and creativity available at Kranz Books Bindery.

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