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Faenwyl Bindery

Hand binding, book and paper repair

New York City

© 2019 by Cara Schlesinger

Boxes
Slipcases, clamshell boxes, portfolios, and other enclosures
 
I custom-build each of my boxes for a particular book, designing it to meet the book's specific needs, whether that’s a soft lining in a clamshell box for a fragile cover, or a sturdy slipcase and chemise for books that are moved often, or a built-in cradle to support a book while it’s open.
 
Boxes can be simple or ornately decorated, built with a flat or rounded spine, with or without raised bands, and using leather, cloth, or paper---your tastes will guide the box's final design.

 

All of my clamshell boxes feature a wall with an easy-access cutout at the spine edge to protect your books or ephemera from dust and prevent them from sliding out as the box is opened. My chemises are without exception built with four flaps so they fully enclose your book and protect it from rubbing at the head and tail.

Contact me here with inquiries about a box project.