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WashingtonStateBookRestoration.com is owned and operated by Gudrun Aurand, Bookbinder and Paper Conservator. 
I provide professional Bookbinding and Conservation Repair. In this site you will find examples of Paper ConservationCustom Bindings and Custom Boxes. My specialty is to save as much of the original as feasible.

I offer Preservation and Restoration Services of books including First Editions, CookbooksChildren's Books and Family BiblesCloth bindings and leather bindings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, may be restored for future generations to enjoy. Books may be restored as closely as feasible to their original state or may receive minimal mending. I will make custom bindings and custom boxes and enclosures according to your wishes.
I preserve and restore paper based objects including prints, drawingsmaps and a variety of documents. Documents include Trauscheine (marriage licenses), Us Army discharge papers; land grants and more.
Treatment may range from washing, deacidification, pulpinfill and mending of paper to encapsulation of fragile documents. Custom boxes may be created to house books and ephemera. Examples of Book Restoration, Book Bindings, Paper Preservation and Custom Boxes are within the site.
Joint Tackets are one way to attach boards, when the original spine cover could not be saved otherwise.

Washington State Book & Paper Restoration / Conservation, LLC
is located in Olympia, WA.

I meet with clients by appointment.

Telephone: 360.464.7660

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Thank you.


DIGITAL IMAGES can be helpful and allow a  first assessment.

Let me know what your needs and questions are, I will be more than happy to help.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. Gudrun Aurand.

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A nice story is associated with the creation of this wedding album, a gift to the couple from their parents.

The couple is German, lives in Berlin, Germany and their initials happen to be “A” for Ani and  “J” for Janusch. 
This may be written as “ JA” which is German for “YES” and needless to say, essential during wedding vows.
The design for the initials was emailed to me and I had a die made here in the US.
My client asked for a post screw style album to be bound in leather. Before the wedding, they wanted to give some of the blank pages to friends of the couple to decorate. The album including the decorated pages was handed to the couple at the wedding.

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