They say print is dead. To which we say yes, this tends to happen when you cut down trees.
But inanimate as it may be, print is also beautiful — so to keep those books in immaculately preserved condition, look no further than Leatherbound Book Works.
LBW is the one-man operation of a North Carolina binding sage, who honed his craft in Morocco with the King’s preferred bookbinder of choice. His goal: turn your musings and favorite readings into “heirloom-quality objects.”
Leatherbound does a few things very well: it repairs your favorite old books (say, a first-edition copy of Ulysses or a family Bible), and it collects your writings into gorgeous leatherbound books — from family histories to journals to letters.
And that even includes your electronic musings (blogs, e-mails, etc.), which the service will format properly to fit into beautifully grained, vegetable-tanned calfskin or goatskin leather tomes.
Normal turnaround takes about two months, with a standard, 6x9 binding starting at $240. The service will also craft hand-drawn maps with India ink and watercolors for inserts or endpapers.
Just another great way to track your legacy.