Cranky, the bookbinderCaring for BOOKS . . . 

Stack of old books with the 
 Cranky ol'


NEWS! January 2013 - Cranky has retired and ah Library Service has closed. This site is still up for informational purposes only. If you have a volume needing rebinding, we recommend Norris Bookbinding company in Greenwood, Mississippi. Their phone number is 662-453-7424 and web site at


Some of what he knows about books . . .

Types of Bookbinding                    Bookbinding Terminology

Smart Book Care                             Do-it-yourself Repairs  

News from the bindery                   Tour the bindery 

FAQ & Sample Prices                      More information

Book and Memphis Links              Booklove by Jerry Stern



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Over 50 years of 
quality library bookbinding 
and fine stationery . . .


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