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Two small books covered in sun-dried SCOBY, a non-animal vellum. The color and patterning are natural. No two pieces look the same.



Grey Seal Bindery is a general-purpose bindery located at the foot of Mt. Sugarloaf in the historic Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts. In addition to creating purpose-built books and boxes, the bindery specializes in repairs to both cloth- and leather-bound books, both historical and contemporary. Dissertations/theses with gold-tooled spines are a specialty.


Contact the proprietor, John Nove, at  nove.john@gmail.com