Books tell stories and some tell stories about their owners. At Andersen’s Bindery, books are celebrated, restored and shown a whole lot of love and respect. When you walk into Cali Andersen’s studio you will be reminded about the romance of nice paper and the beauty in the physicality of a book. Wooden work benches, a handsome arm chair and vintage prints transport you to a world of artisan craftsmanship. A steampunk-esque heavy duty guillotine in the corner chomps through phonebook thicknesses and a Victorian board cutter is used on the daily to impressive results. Get the books you love restored, customised or bound – perhaps you could ask for something a bit more special to keep and pass down.
02/59 Great Buckingham St, Redfern. 0413 019 544. bookbindingaustralia.com.au