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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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The studio for Stephanie Gibbs Bookbinding is located on Hollywood Boulevard, conveniently above a book shop.

To receive an estimate for your project, please fill out this form, or email stephanie.gibbs@gmail.com

Consultations and site visits are available by appointment only; the studio is located in Hollywood, CA. To make an appointment for a consultation, please telephone (213) 223-6921, or email the studio.

Stephanie Gibbs Bookbinding provides professional book-building and maintenance for all aspects of the life of a printed volume. 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 evaluated and considered.Onsite consultations are available for large collections and universities.

Stephanie combines fifteen years of professional experience as a fine bookbinder with professional training in book and paper conservation. She received a Master of Arts degree in Book Conservation from West Dean College, in England, and has worked with private clients, rare book and map dealers, collectors, and institutional libraries for over fifteen years.

Bookbinding projects range from contemporary artist's books, albums, finely bound single and presentation copies, edition binding, and scripts and theses. Professional conservation treatments are offered for historic leather and cloth-bound books, as well as manuscripts, letters, posters, and maps. Private lessons and workshops for adults and college students are available by arrangement.

serving the Greater Los Angeles area

professional experience

Custom Fine Bookbinding
Book & Paper Conservator in Private Practice

6646 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Bookbinder in Residence
Book Arts workshops and presentations for children and adults
International Printing Museum
315 W Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745
October 2015 to May 2016

Conservator in Private Practice
One Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
July 2005 to November 2015

Commissions (2005 to 2015) with
Sarah Creighton Bookbinding
Mark Tomlinson Bookbinding

Active Professional Memberships:
Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet)
Guild of Bookworkers, California

Master of Arts, Book Conservation
West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, England, 2004
Thesis: conservation of early 20th century artist's books. Supporting research in historic bookbinding, conservation methods, chemistry, preservation, bibliography, and ethics.
West Dean College is affiliated with the University of Sussex, Brighton, England.

Bachelor of Arts
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas


further training & experience

"Motion Study" vellum binding, "Marking Time" juried exhibition, Guild of Bookworkers, 2009-2011.

Presented paper: "Bookbinding and Conservation in the Twentieth Century," Institute for Paper Conservation / ICON [UK], July 2006 International conference. pdf here

Published article: "An Interview with Mark Cockram," Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Journal, winter 2009.

Contributing artist, Paste Paper Makers of the Pioneer Valley, Kat Ran Press, 2011. Boston Globe review | pdf

"Aerial Theosophy" artist's book and modified Encyclopedia Britannica pages, Participant, Book=Object group show, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA, 2011.

Board of Directors, Gallery of Readers, 2010-2014.
Managing Editor and book designer, Anthology [2010]; book designer: Lessons out of School [2011], Ladder to the Roof [2012], Meet Jimmy Fox [2012], Nothing Brave Here [2013], After the Rain [2014], You Can Always Change Your Mind [2015].

Easthampton Cultural Council. Chair, Sept. 2006 to Dec. 2009.

Private tuition in design and artistic bookbinding with Mark Cockram, Fellow, Designer Bookbinders, London.

Short courses in book history and bookbinding at the Tate Museum (London), University of London (London), and North Bennet Street School (Boston, MA).

Internship, Paper Conservation & the Dean Library and Archive
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Survey of early twentieth century artist's books: construction materials and methods, art historical background, current state, and conservation recommendations.

Internship, Conservation Division
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Internship, National Council for Preservation Education
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, MA