Stephen Cochran, proprietor 

Bound To Be Around Bindery

BTBA is a hand bindery that occupies about a third of my home, and which I just “transitioned” from an 15-year avocation into a full time business. (I’m a librarian by profession.) I make artists books, do book and manuscript conservation and repair, and make marbled and paste papers.

I’ve done lecture presentations on paper and papermaking, books and book structures, and book collecting.

Now that I’m working full time as a binder, I hope to expand greatly into edition binding, and to be able to offer small workshops - playing, really - on marbling, non-standard book structures, and paper art.