About Praxis Bindery

Praxis Bindery is located in the Cottage Street Studios building in downtown Easthampton, MA.

Praxis Bindery is located in the Cottage Street Studios building in downtown Easthampton, MA.

Holding a book or document in our hands, we gain access to information and history, ideas and images that have been passed down to us through the written word. What we also inherit are the book's texture, smell, sense of weight and size, which enhance our experience of the past and deepen our understanding of human nature. Today's extensive databases and electronic encyclopedias, while wonderful resources, cannot replace the physical presence of a book. At Praxis Bookbindery, respect for the time-honored tradition of bookbinding is married to a contemporary approach bringing together craft and design.

Owner Peter Geraty has been a bookbinder since 1975. Since then, he has refined his art through practice and repetition. The result is tangible his work reflects careful attention to detail, proficiency with a wide range of archival-quality materials and sound yet imaginative artistry. Whether your interest is in book restoration & conservation, limited editions, protective boxes, fine binding, design binding or presentation materials, Praxis can meet your specific needs.

A well-equipped shop enables the bindery to provide a wide range of services under one roof. You can count on receiving the individualized attention that will allow you to communicate your ideas and draw on the expertise of Peter Geraty an associate of the American Institute for Conservation, a recognized authority in hand-bookbinding and member of the Guild of Book Workers and Designer Bookbinders. Peter is also the director of the Integrated Studies Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado. Peter's knowledge of history and materials, his willingness to experiment and take on a challenge, and his reputation as a careful and patient craftsman form the backbone of Praxis Bookbindery.

Praxis Bindery is a full-service bindery offering book restoration & conservation, limited editions, protective boxes, fine binding, design binding, presentation materials and more.
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Praxis Bindery
One Cottage Street
Room 4-24
Easthampton, MA 01027
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