Books for Sale

Binding Sampler (2019)


This is a great resource for your studio or for sharing with students. Nothing is quite like seeing a stitch close up. This book with blank cover-weight pages features the multi-needle Coptic stitch, packed sewing on double raised cords, longstitch over vellum, unsupported French stitch, herringbone stitch on split leather thong and kettle stitches. Pages off-white, gatherings have guards of Canson Ingres.
$95 + $8 shipping. SOLD (Email me to get on the waiting list for the next edition – robertalavadour at gmail dot com)


Sewn Board Binding Cut-Aways

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The Sewn Board Binding, as adapted by Gary Frost, should be in your binding repertoire, especially if you want pages that open clean to the gutter. This cut-away model reveals all the nuances of good construction. 4 1/4″ (h) x 2 3/4″ (w) x 5/8″ (d). $35 + $7.50 shipping.  SOLD OUT (Email me to get on the waiting list for the next edition – robertalavadour at gmail dot com)


Let’s Make a Book!

Learning something with a pal makes things much more fun.  This mini kit includes materials for two miniature books and one instruction booklet with relief-printed cover, all tucked into a reclaimed vintage cassette tape case. Not just a simple case – this is a sewn-board binding, a structure every bookbinder should know. Finished books are 2 1/4″ (h) x 2″ wide.  This is a signed, numbered, limited edition of 33 copies. $30 + $7 shipping.

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Let’s Make a Book!

Contains materials for two mini books and one instruction booklet. Finished books fit back into the plastic case.




Relief-printed bookmark

Save your place in style. Available in orange or blue. $2 + $.50 shipping.

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Bookmark (Orange)

Hand-printed from relief plate.


Bookmark (Blue)

Hand-printed from relief plate



Blank Journals

Each blank journal is a one-of-a-kind design, featuring reclaimed book cloth and vintage photos. Sewn in a sewn-board binding, pages are a nice text-weight sheet, suitable for sketching or writing. Spine is inset with a small message. $30 each + $$7.50 USPS shipping.

I’ll Never Tell

I’ll Never Tell Journal

Sewn board binding 5 1/4″ (h) x 3 7/8″(w) x 5/8″ (d)


Unreliable Narrator

Unreliable Narrator Journal

Sewn board binding 5 1/4″ (h) x 3 7/8″(w) x 5/8 (d)



This is Gonna be Good…


This is Gonna be Good…

Sewn board binding 5 1/4″ (h) x 3 7/8″(w) x 5/8 (d)


‘Tis the Season (2018)

Tis the Season

Take a quick peek inside:

‘Tis the Season

Five relief prints on heavy printmaking paper bound in a tunnel book with Arches Cover Black hinges, three-part attached case with variable bookcloth covers, and bone clasp closure. Stands just over 6 1/8 inches tall and 4 1/4 inches wide when displayed. Designed to capture the fun and festivity of the holiday season. Signed, numbered, unlimited edition. Order by Nov. 15 to have books ship by Dec. 1. $75 plus $10 shipping



Redemption (2018) was created in an edition of 7 copies and is presented in a clamshell box. The prose on the back looks at the definition of redemption and our complicated relationship with being stewards of the environment. Vintage trading stamps were adhered to Kitakata paper with wheat paste, then collaged into a multi-panel composition. Prose is silkscreened onto the BFK Rives accordion. Box measures 6 7/8 (h) x 4 1/4 (w) by 1 1/4 (d) inches. Read more about this piece HERE. 

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Vintage trading stamps on Kitakata collaged onto BFK Rives with silk-screened text. In custom clamshell box. $450 plus $10 shipping



The Kindness of Strangers (2018) was bound and printed in an edition of three copies. Relief prints on infinity-folded and pamphlet-stitched Rives Heavyweight panels with colored pencil in a clamshell box that measures 3 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches. (View construction details here.) SOLD OUT



Yay, a new edition! Origins (2018) was printed and bound in a edition of 7 copies, five in black/white Duo bookcloth and two in red/blue Duo bookcloth. Pressure prints from collagraph plate with vintage carbon paper, porchoir, and silk screen. View more HERE.
Original text by the artist.  $335.

Origins, 2018

7.5 x 6 x .5 inches. Pressure prints from a collagraph plate with vintage carbon paper on kozo with porchoir and silk screen. Edition of 7 copies. Bound in a four-hole Japanese stab binding with waxed linen thread. $400 plus $10 shipping


Origins, 2018

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