West Brookfield, MA, U.S.A.
Rare, scarce, out-of-print books, ephemera, pamphlets, and selected periodicals in over 90 subject areas. We offer art and restoration bindery services and unique blank cards created from recycled book illustrations. We ship promptly in professional packaging and update our databases nightly. Mail order and internet sales only. In office for questions Mon-Sat: 5am-5pm EST, (508) 867-3434 (calls returned on complete messages) or 24/7 secure fax. All manner of Book Appraisals for institutions and individuals (probate, estate value, insurance, charitable donations). Inquire for rates, will travel. Doing business since 1994, SNEAB (formerly MARIAB) Member. View our bindery ads in the 2019 SNEAB Directory and in the Fine Books 2019 Collector's Resource Guide (under books and binders). View our website: oldworkingbooks.com
Purchase restored titles from our bindery or contact us for one of the following services:
1. Traditional, Medieval, Japanese, or art bindings available.
2. Full bindings: leather, cloth, or paper on entire book
Half bindings: spine area different material elsewhere
Three Quarter binding: Spine and corners, and boards.
3. Rebacking of books in leather, vellum, cloth or paper to match existing book,
4. Blank note books, any size, any material.
5. Custom slip cases and clamshell boxes with plain or decorative clasps and fasteners or hand-dyed ribbon.
6. Leather, Vellum, Cloth and Paper restoration or cleaning.
7. Leather or printed paper label replacement.
8. Page and tear repairs, restitching pages.
9. Headbands: hand sewn, leather and stock.
10. Hot stamping in gilt, silver, black, copper and white.
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Karen Thompson Bullock is our binder and a multi-media artisan and designer and the brain child of the blank notecards. Images for the cards are salvaged from discarded or unfixable books and combined with her marbled papers producing a unique piece of mailable art framable at the recipient's end. Additional card samples available on: Etsy.com/shop/DesignsKTB
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We prefer to process our own PayPal/Checks, MO, drafts in US Funds. MA residents will be invoiced 6.25% Sales Tax. We cost (drop) ship world-wide via USPS, but will ship via other specified carriers or using your account number via pick-up service. In office for questions 5am-5pm EST, Mon-Sat @ (508) 867-3434 (calls returned on complete messages including book of your inquiry). Notify us of intent to return within 3 days of receipt in original packaging and matching post.
Orders usually ship same day if received by 12pm EST Mon-Fri; Sat by 9am EST. Please note that in spite of default rates listed WE COST SHIP BASED ON WEIGHT and have listed the maximum cost per book so we do not have to contact you for additional shipping. For lighter titles, sheet music and pamphlets, we will refund shipping or upgrade to 1st class if <13 oz. We (drop) ship via USPS, but will ship via other carriers by request or using your account via pick-up service. In office for questions 5am-5pm EST; Mon-Sat @ (508) 867-3434 (calls returned on complete messages). Your order is carefully and professionally packaged in new materials appropriate to item shipped. Blank note card with every order.