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Olympia, WA ~ Est. 2019

We Make Books

Our tools and skills are at your service. Bringing together traditional practices and modern materials, we are dedicated to making the book of your dreams. Whether it's transforming a paperback copy of your favorite book, restoring a family heirloom, or creating something completely from scratch.

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The Books

Selected Projects

SPOTLIGHT

Going to Wings

Working with veg-tanned sheepskin, we carved custom artwork directly into the front cover of the book. A Forest Green, water-based dye, showed the depth and beauty of the leather; highlighting the life of the animal and the beauty it still brings.

Boston Harbor Bookbindery
www.bostonharborbooks.com

Going to Wings custom design for book cover

Testimonials

"Working with Jeff and his team on my project was awesome. They listened to exactly what I needed, and made it happen. Their creative input was invaluable, and they worked with me to make a quick turnaround time happen. They were flexible and really created a beautiful piece that I'm proud to give as a gift. I can't recommend them more highly, and would work with them again if I needed to do another project."

-T. Miller

“The book came out better than I could have ever imagined and was the perfect gift!  I am so happy to have worked with Jeff and his professionalism was outstanding.  I would definitely recommend him for all of your projects.” 

-A. Sanchez

"I had a very special project for a loved one that I needed much assistance with. I came across Sound Leather Books and spoke to Jeff about the project. He was willing to take on the project. The level of communication was superb. I had an exact design idea in mind and with his incredible expertise he helped to bring it to life. The level of quality is undeniable. The book was given as a Christmas Gift and ended up being the most loved gift in the family. I will certainly use Sound Leather Books in the future for any additional projects."

-J. Morgan

"I had a very special project for a loved one that I needed much assistance with. I came across Sound Leather Books and spoke to Jeff about the project. He was willing to take on the project. The level of communication was superb. I had an exact design idea in mind and with his incredible expertise he helped to bring it to life. The level of quality is undeniable. The book was given as a Christmas Gift and ended up being the most loved gift in the family. I will certainly use Sound Leather Books in the future for any additional projects."

-E. Moore

"Early in 2019, I decided to get one leather-bound copy of the book I had published the previous year. Choosing a quality bookbinder is not something one does every day and checking online I could see there were several websites which offered a wide array of prices, experience, and vision. I sent out five identical emails to five different companies to get an idea of what I was facing. Within 10 minutes, I received a personal response from Jeff Salazar of Sound Leather Books. That set the tone for the remainder of the process. (The other four companies replied six hours to two days later with fairly generic "canned" responses). From the start, Jeff took a personal interest in the project - I knew I wasn't just another number or job. Jeff kept in constant contact with me and his e-mails were timely, detailed, and included many photos to make sure I understood my available options. He provided guidance to make sure the book was done right, and yet, he listened to and incorporated my input. It was truly a collaborative process. Oh, by the way, his prices were among the more reasonable of the five companies I contacted. In the end, Jeff created a beautiful leather-bound book - something that will be handed down to my grandchildren and their children. Conducting business transactions with unknown individuals on the internet can be a risky ordeal as you just never know with whom you are dealing or the quality of their workmanship. In retrospect, I cannot think of anyone I would rather have worked on my book and I highly recommend Jeff if you need quality bookbinding that is a genuine work of art. " 

-R. Blecksmith

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Boston Harbor Bookbindery

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