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6646 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA, 90028
United States

(213) 223-6921

Stephanie Gibbs, a bookbinder in Los Angeles, CA, offers edition and fine binding, book conservation, custom boxes, and paper repair for contemporary and historic books, manuscripts, and documents to clients throughout California.

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Edition and case bindings match materials in leather, paper, or cloth with the era and aesthetics of the text itself. Book repair and conservation, document repair, and custom boxes and portfolios.

For bookbinding and conservation estimates, please fill out this form.
Guidelines for script and thesis binding.
The deadline for completion by Christmas, 2018 has passed.
Consultations are available by appointment only.
To make an appointment, please telephone (213) 223-6921 or email the studio.

Stephanie Gibbs Bookbinding provides:

  • single copies of books, including scripts, thesis, props, and presentation bindings

  • editions of 10-200 books in cloth and leather

  • custom boxes and slipcases, from 1 box to a set of 200

  • custom photo albums and scrapbooks

  • conservation, repair, and restoration of leather, cloth, and paper, for items from the 16th century to the present day

  • page layout, book design, and consultations for artists and edition publishers

  • artist's book editions available for sale

  • preservation and conservation consulting for libraries, museums, and collections

  • classes for students from high school age to adults and library professionals on bookbinding, artist's books, and basic library repair


Whether seeking a skilled historic conservation of a rare 17th century leather binding, or a custom-designed structure to hold a series of contemporary prints or photographs, every aspect of the book, from paper to structure, is considered and constructed to meet the individual job specifications.

Bookbinding: projects that use modern and contemporary materials include single and edition artist's books, printed and bound scripts and theses, and scrapbooks and photo albums arranged and constructed from the image to the bound book. Finely bound presentation copies and historically-styled prop books are available to meet all specifications. Script and thesis binding guidelines.

Conservation: the repair, restoration, and preservation of historic volumes includes printed, manuscript, and bound items in leather, vellum, cloth, and paper, from the 16th century to today, including maps and letters. These treatments restore historic texts to fine condition, using archival materials and sensitive and professional evaluation. Onsite evaluation is available for large collections and universities. Conservation estimate request form.

Storage: Custom slipcases, clamshell boxes, and storage boxes are available for all materials.

Artist's books: editions of creative, hand-bound artist's books currently for sale. These books are held in special collections libraries and by private collectors across the United States.