I learned to build books from a grumpy communist while living and working in Costa Rica in the early 2000's. The craft fascinated me - it was tactile, functional and esoteric. I have been building and repairing books ever since. My bindery is located on the edge of the Driftless Region just west of Madison, WI. 


Mordecai Book Building came to life as my skills and services expanded. Most of my work is small batch journals, custom pocketbooks, Bible re-cases and limited edition hand-bound works.  I also have experience in repairing plat books and building custom boxes. After refurbishing a Vandercook #4 in 2018, my services expanded to a few letterpress services as well.  

If you have a book that needs repairing, or if you're looking for a batch of custom pocketbooks to blow the minds of your clients, customers, friends or followers, please send an email to tobie@mordecaibooks.com with a description of the project and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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