Every so often we get a project that is just something out of the ordinary or unique. (As if working on a bible from the 1800s is normal, but I digress….). We recently were commissioned by a client to bind a commemorative book for a customer who’s 14 year old brother and 15 year old brother went to visit their grandmother. This sounds perfectly reasonable, so what’s the big deal? They went by bike!
Still unimpressed? They lived in Caldwell and Grandma and Grandpa lived 2100 miles away in Montana . The book is filled with a permission slip from the local police chief vouching for the boys, it has letters from motel owners along the route saying how well behaved the boys were. It also has news stories of their trip as they were doing it. Amazingly it tool the boys only 24 days to make the trip and they packed only a pup tent and small supplies. The year was 1959 and what a different time it was!
Christmastime is a great time. The spirit of giving is all around. (Well, except for Black Friday). We love this time of the year because when our clients come in with their cookbooks, their family bibles, etc. Their is always an interesting back story of their family history. Maybe where their family lived, what a family member did and was known for, etc. Well our family as you may or may not know originated in Sopron, Hungary and it was about this time of the year in 1956 we were in a new country (USA) about to experience an American Christmas for our first time. What a gift it was to be able to begin a new life in this country so many decades ago! We still keep Sopron in our hearts, and below is a photo of the Christmas Market there.
Christmas Market in Sopron, Photo via Flickr user: soulscape
Christmas Market, Sopron, from Flickr user soulscape
So our favorite little binders stopped by Santa the other day and would you believe the big guy asked them if they were good first , and then asked them if they could help him turn his naughty and nice list in to an easy to carry leather bound volume. Of course the little ones told Santa if you make the Castle and Police Car thing happen for us, we can hook you up with the bound volume. Don’t keep your keepsakes and letters in a box, make them into an easy to use book by bringing them to Turul Bookbindery Inc. today!
We are proud to provide some of the best craftsmanship in bookbinding today internationally. Using the time tested techniques our staff can repair and create some of the most beautiful pieces of work. Take a look at the Flickr link here for some examples of our projects.
Mt. Arlington Fire Department Volumes
Did you know we can bind all of your kids artwork, and school papers into a book. A great way to do it is to save everything in an annually arranged manner, and chronicle each year of your child’s growth. AND YES MACARONI ART CAN BE BOUND INTO A BOOK! Here, our little one begins writing his memoirs!
Hard at work on his memoirs!
Well it is the Holiday Season officially. So we are in the mood to give! That is giveaway. Over the next month ending on 12/25/2013 we will be giving away $500 dollar credit towards a book repair or restoration. All you have to do is click share and like to be entered. Doing one without the other will not enter you. Only those of you that do both will be official. We repair books, albums, bibles, and do all types of custom book projects so the possibilities of what you could do with your prize is endless. If you took the time to read this, make sure you click like and share on our Facebook post right away! You gotta be in it to win it! Keep sharing it to get entered. 21 days left!
A rare family bible, restored to its original glory.
Don’t forget Small Business Saturday on November 30th this year! Why not put down the big box store, and use something a little more manageable?
Finished wedding album bound for display
Are you or someone you know getting married soon? Are you tired of the Wedding Photographer trying to sell you on an album that looks like a magazine or high school yearbook? Why not come to Turul where we can capture the magic of the albums we remember seeing as kids? We can make a custom leather covered hardbound wedding album that will last for generations!