Bound by Monica C. of São Paulo, Brazil

Bound by Jen A. of Berkeley, CA

Bound by Travis S. and his father

Letters from Viewers

Dear Frankie,
The video is beautifully constructed—you are also a great teacher. I finished my first book late last week and am thrilled with the end product. Every step of the process was a new learning curve made all the more manageable with the help of your video. Seeing you perform the process gave me not only a visual idea of what was going on, but I was also able to pick up a almost meditation-like process. I cannot thank you enough for providing me with this gift of learning—the realization of a life long dream.
              Yours Sincerely,
              John W.

I finished my book for my daughter's wedding and it turned out great! This is actually just a temporary version for the guests to sign then I will take it apart and include the guest signatures in a final book that has all the wedding pictures printed in it. I'm a retired bookbinder. Yes, 37 years as a bookbinder and I made everything but a hand sewn book. Everything now is machine done. This was fun to do! Your video was very complete and easy to follow.
              Ken R.

Hi Frankie!
I absolutely love your DVD!! It's exactly what I was looking for. I'm half way through the dvd and I can't wait to start binding. I'd love to get started on making a handbound journal. Thank you!
              Jennifer C.

Hey, Frankie.
Thank you so much for your help, pointing me in the right direction for supplies. I was able to complete my first book project with my father, and it made for a delightful and memorable activity for the two of us during my holiday visit. (I'm also attaching the photo of the finished product that you requested: I'm very happy with it!) Thank you, again, for your helpful video, as I am thrilled to have discovered a hobby I truly enjoy and find rewarding. I foresee many weekends in 2020 (and beyond) sitting quietly at my desk folding, threading, cutting, and gluing.
       Travis S.

Hi Frankie,
You DVD literally WOWED me! I have had no experience in book making, but...I have been exposed to a lot of book making folks. Now I am excited about making a journal for each of my three young Grand Daughters...Your presentation on your DVD is absolutely perfect in my mind.
              Kendall P.

Hello Frankie,
I personally reviewed your bookbinding program and found it to be professional, easy to follow, informative and visually lovely – all the things I would want in an educational DVD. Your video presence is very comfortable and relaxed -- you should do this professionally!
              Best of luck!
              Erin P.

Hi Frankie,
I recently purchased your video workshop and it is fabulous. You simplify everything and make it very understandable for the novice...thanks for a wonderful video.
              Debbie M.

Hi Frankie,
Thanks so much, your DVD really is fantastic. I've been bookbinding for about 11 years but with a very different technique. I've been wanting to expand my repertoire and your technique is perfect for that!
              Thanks again,
              Sara S.

Dear Frankie,
I purchased your DVD for a teaching tool at the high school where I teach. It is very good. Our Art Club has been making books for the last two years, however, we have been making these books in a different way. I want to introduce this new approach to the students this year...
              Thank you,
              Deb M.

Hi Frankie,
I picked up your video on book binding at the local library. What a serendipity!! I have been binding used books for several years but have never launched out into the qualitative approach that your video teaches...Thanks again for your inspiring video. I would like to make several for some members of my family for Christmas. I must say that your dvd, web site and information made available as a bonus item are fantastic. I have been scooping up about everything I can find on book binding over the past few years, but yours really crowns the list. Thanks for all the work you have gone to make this available.
              Gordon N.

Hello: I am enjoying the video I purchased very much! It is very concise and fun to watch and makes me think I can actually make my own books...
              Barbara M.

First Reviews

Oct. 10, 2008 - The Book Binding Guy Video Workshop is nominated for the American Library Association Notable Videos for Adults list for 2009.

Sept. 3, 2008 - Video Librarian magazine gives the Book Binding Guy
an impressive rating and calls it "Highly Recommended."

June 1, 2008 - Library Journal magazine recommends the Video Workshop:
"This clear, concise, and entertaining presentation is highly recommended..."

May 7, 2008 - Make Magazine's Blog: "DIY Bookmaking: The Book Binding Guy"

April 28, 2008 - News: The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston selects the Book Binding Guy for their Gift Shop

April 1, 2008 - Guest author for National Art Materials Trade Association Newsletter:
"A New Renaissance for Art Materials"

Feb. 25, 2008 - Creative Leisure News: New Product Mention

Feb. 9, 2008 - Press Release, 2008 Craft & Hobby Assoc. Trade Show
"Le Marche, LLC Releases Instructional DVD..."

Dec. 27, 2007 - Frankie's hometown newspaper, The West Bend News:
"THE BOOK BINDING GUY - Designer emphasizes creative thought"

Bound by John W. of Houston, Texas

Bound by Ken R. for daughter's wedding

Bound by Alex F. of Cape Town, South Africa

Bound by Bryan A., Woodstock, GA

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