BOOKART - Fine Bookbinders
A Family Tradition since 1840


We are specialised providers of fine book binding services to the Law and Legal profession, Court Libraries, Judges, Barristers, Law firms and University Libraries.

In addition we provide restoration services and limited edition binding to collectors and clients seeking to have valuable printed materials bound or restored to the highest standards.


We match existing styles as closely as possible and maintain these in the future.


Company Profile

Wolfgang and Marie-Louise Schaefer founded BOOKART in 1985 in Melbourne, Australia

Wolfgang Schaefer has been a Master-Bookbinder since 1970, keeping alive a family trade which was established three generations ago. Wolfgang has over 40 years experience in hand-bookbinding, industrial production, planning and supervision of unique and bulk orders. As an examiner of the chief administrator of Cologne (Germany), Wolfgang has been involved in the training of apprentices to become professionally qualified and attain their master’s degree. His membership of the trade executive of the bookbinding guild in Cologne is an assurance of quality to clients, as he continues this very rich family tradition with his son René and daughter Simone.


We produce

Law- and Legal Binding         

Cloth-, Half-, and Full Leather Binding        

Periodicals        

Limited Editions

Library Binding   

Restorations of Rare Books and Family Bibles   

Slipcases    

Archival and Solander Boxes

Contract Binding       

Business Presentation Binding 

Custom Designs to clients’ specifications      


Contact

Wolfgang Schaefer, Master-Bookbinder; René Schaefer or Simone Coleman

Postal address     70 Warwick Road, P.O.Box 340,  Gembrook  VIC  3783

Telephone  03 5968 1176      

Fax  03 5968 1179                     

Email    info@bookart.com.au

Click here for our full contact details, including a map to our location.

 

Samples  click the pictures to enlarge


1 - before rebinding


2 - after rebinding

3 - before rebinding

4 - after rebinding

5 - limited edition 1/4 leather bound gold embossed to specification with carton slipcase

6 - limited edition 1/4 leather bound gold embossed to specification with carton slipcase

 7 - three panel folder to accommodate calligraphic panels

8 - gold embossed front on
3 panel folder


9 - award book blank archival paper suitable for calligraphy with presentation box

10 - Calligraphy by
"Calligraphic Works"


11 - award book blank archival paper suitable for calligraphy with presentation box

12 - Calligraphy by
"Calligraphic Works"


13 - artist's book in a combination of different cloth colours


14 - same book covered with hand-made paper


15 - artist's book in a combination of different cloth colours


16 - artist's book in a combination of different cloth colours


17 - solander box to take artist's photographs covered in black Chelsea acid free lining


18 - student's final year presentation bound in cloth with gold embossing


19 - student's final year presentation bound in cloth with gold embossing


20 - artist's book half leather bound cover panels in metallium two colour gloss embossing


21 - thesis binding in full buckram with spine and front title


22 - family bible restored creating a new spine to blend in


23 - limited edition half leather to specification


24 - artist's presentation 4 volumes in matching solander box


25 - limited edition in 1/4 leather and silver embossing


26 - limited edition in 1/4 leather and silver embossing


27 - limited edition in 1/4 leather and silver embossing


28 - limited edition in 1/4 leather and silver embossing


29 - family records bound in half calf leather


30 - full leather binding with label and front title


31 - limited edition in half baby goat, raised bands and labels


32 - cloth rebinds incorporating original cover parts


33 - various legal bindings


34 - set of 6 volumes of legal material bound in half leather


35 - visitors book bound in full calf leather traditional lay out of lettering and decoration


36 - various legal bindings


37 - full leather binding to designer specification


38 - limited edition in slipcase


39 - edition showing the page of authenticity


40 - here with the slipcase


41 - full calf leather binding with traditional decoration


42 - full calf leather binding with traditional decoration


43 - artist designed paper bound books in cloth presentation folder


44 - artist designed half leather binding with slipcase


45 - water damaged historical register before restoration


46 - water damaged historical register before restoration


 47 - historical register after restoration


48 - historical register after restoration in suitable solander box


49 - dictionary rebound in full antic dyed calf leather


50 - dictionary rebound in full antic dyed calf leather


51 - family bible rebound in full antic dyed calf leather


52 - family bible rebound in full antic dyed calf leather


53 - archival boxes bound in half calf leather, marble paper


54 - archival boxes bound in half calf leather, marble paper


55 - cloth rebinds incorporating original front panels


56 - half leather binding with marble paper spine and panel decoration


57 - cloth combination of artist's book with green embossing on spine


58 - cloth combination of artist's book with green embossing on spine


59 - typical legal binding in law buckram and 1/2 leather


60 - 1/4 leather binding


61 - presentation box with recessed inside compartment


62 - presentation inserted into box


63 - limited edition bound in full goat leather with rich spine decoration


64 - limited edition bound in quarter kangaroo leather logo gold embossed on front cover

65 - collectors rare books bound in half leather and marble paper

66 - collectors rare books bound in half leather and marble paper

67 - collectors rare books bound in half and full leather


68 - collectors 2 volume set of rare books bound in full antic dyed leather

69 - full leather presentation box company logo gold embossed
on front from supplied artwork


70 - full leather presentation box with mat boards for photos

71 - artist photo presentation folder ring bound to enable flat opening


72 - ring bound artist photo presentation folder


73 - visitors book bound in full padded leather with gold embossing from supplied artwork


74 - collection of digital reproduction of paintings bound in full padded leather and gilded edges

75 - full leather binding to customer's specification


76 - half leather binding with ornamental gold embossing

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Last modified: 05-Dec-2011

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