Feel free to contact me with any inquiries regarding your bookbinding project. For a one-of-a-kind binding at least 2-months lead time is preferred. However some projects, such as boxes, can often be completed in a shorter time frame. Lead time for edition work is determined on an individual basis.
Please include any details regarding design, materials, budget, and deadline. Not sure what style you want? Check out my services
to help you determine which book structure might be best for your project.
I am also available for hire to teach workshops at your institution or organization. Check out my teaching catalog
for some options. If you are interested in another binding topic or technique that is not listed, please contact me with your inquiry and we can discuss the possibilities.
About Erin Fletcher
I was introduced to the craft of bookbinding under the instruction of Susannah Kite Strang during my studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She shared a variety of simple book structures, pushing the concept of the book as an art form. This initial exposure to bookbinding created a desire to culture a deeper understanding of the craft.
In 2010, I moved to Boston to attend the full-time bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School. Under the instruction of Jeff Altepeter, I received training in both historical and contemporary bookbinding techniques from early codex structures to case bindings and also fine leatherwork. Additional training was delivered by Martha Kearsley in basic book and paper conservation.
In 2012, I opened Herringbone Bindery, providing hand bookbinding, box-making, and basic conservation for various clients and institutions.
At Herringbone Bindery, I combine my education in bookbinding with a background in art to craft unique objects which satisfy my client's ideas and concerns. Each commission is approached with thoughtful research and planning in order to provide an efficient service in regards to time, materials, and cost.
Currently the profession of a Bookbinder is uncommon, but one with a long history. I believe in working with traditional techniques and materials, yet engaging new ideas and skills to craft quality products. I also see the importance in promoting the history of bookbinding by educating my clients, aiding their understanding of the craft and assembly timeframes.
I offer a wide range of bookbinding services from one-of-kind handcrafted items to multiple editions, which could include albums, portfolio cases, boxes, and books with or without content.
Guild of Book Workers
– New England Chapter: Chair // 2016-present
– New England Chapter: Programs Co-Chair // 2012-2016
– Member since 2011
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild
– Member since 2012
– Member since 2014
– Member since 2014
College Book Arts Association
– Member since 2016