About The Bindery
Hi! My name is Jeff and I am passionate about creativity and bookbinding. I truly believe in the transformative power of design binding and the ability to encapsulate the relationships we develop with our books. Through my work, my goal is to make design binding accessible to any collector and inspire those wishing to create something new. Good design and good relationships come from collaboration. I’m excited to start a new project, learn about you, and make something beautiful together.
Boston Harbor Bookbindery is located in the Southern bay of the Salish Sea, nestled on one of the many North-facing peninsulas wrapped with evergreens. Only a few miles north of Olympia, WA (Schictwoot), our site is a major crossroad and historically home to the southern Coast Salish peoples, Squaxin Island, Cowlitz, and the Nisqually Indian Tribe.
I am a proud descendant of Pima/Akimel O’odham ancestry, with roots in the once lush fields of the Gila River valley. Now an arid desert, my people settled in the central valley of California for many generations.
With each book, we pay homage to our ancestors and to the Native First Nations, whose lands we use to our benefit.
If you’d like to learn more about your specific area and the history of the neighboring Tribes, check out this online resource:
Bookbinding became a passion of mine after I completed my 8-year enlistment with the United States Air Force. As a Special Operations Tactical Air Control Party – Joint Terminal Attack Controller I spent many years in conflict zones, supporting Special Forces teams during combat operations and directing airstrikes.