I am a bookbinder and book conservator in Berkeley, California. I studied at the North Bennet Street School, a two-year, full-time program that provides hands-on training in historical binding structures and book conservation. I have also earned a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, with a concentration in archival studies.

In addition to my private work, I am a book conservator at the UC Berkeley Library and a bookbinding instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book. I make announcements about upcoming classes here.

I have worked in bookstores for most of my life, getting my start when I was eleven at a bookstore named Fahrenheit 451 in Laguna Beach, California. After graduating from Oberlin College, I managed Quimby’s Bookstore, a unique bookstore in Chicago that boasts a broad selection of self-published and obscure printed items. When I first moved back to California, I had an all-too-brief stint working in the rare book room at the famous Moe’s Books in Berkeley before moving on to the Library at UC Berkeley.

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
The Guild of Book Workers

The Hand Bookbinders of California