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Upgrade Your Library

Do you have a favorite book you'd like to make into a leather-bound edition?
Is there a special edition you missed from a publisher you follow?

Rebinding your book is my specialty! Whether it’s a paperback copy or a hardcover edition, I can transform your collection to make your shelves shine and reflect the value you feel for every title that is special to YOU

Converting paperback books is how I got started in bookbinding and it serves as a backbone to my operation. On a personal level, seeing a paperback book transformed into a hardcover, leather-bound edition brings immeasurable joy. The client’s I have worked with have all expressed the same sentiment and I am happy to help you with your books.

Bridging the gap between quality and cost, I do everything I can to be transparent and direct with what it will take to make your dream come true. I am driven by my passion, not my finances. 

Click the button below to send me an email and we can talk about what your book needs to be everything you want it to be. 

Rebinding a hardcover edition is something I do often. Whether it is cloth or leather bound, transforming your current book into a completely custom edition is a simple, and affordable, process. 

Your vision is the cornerstone of our work together. Bringing together your influences with my ability creates the foundation of how your book will look in the end.

Happy Customers

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.
Tom Miller
We are thrilled with the quality of Jeff's work. The leather is incredibly supple, soft to the touch, and just the right color for the books we had bound. The gold lettering was perfect for the look of the book as well. The books turned out so well for two reasons: Jeff took the time to sit down with us to make sure that he knew what we wanted, and he also is a truly skilled book binder and artisan who cares about his work. We're planning to have him work on more of our books!
Ellen E. Moore
Early in 2019, I decided to get one leatherbound 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 leatherbound book - something that will be handed done 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 genuine a work of art.
Bob Blecksmith

How It Works

Making a book together is both fun and simple. Just follow these steps and contact us with your ideas. We can take it from there!
 

Inspirations

Gather together the ideas or images you'd like your book to look like. Whether it is a special edition you once saw in a collection, or simply a group of pictures that capture your idea. Colors are very important and we suggest have two primary colors in-mind for your project.

Collaborate

Send us your ideas and a general breakdown of what you'd like to have created. We will then work together every step of the way to bring your ideas to life.

Create

We develop a plan with you and determine how long the project will take, outlining the steps and materials necessary to accomplish our goals together. Then we make your book and keep you informed at every stage of the process.

My Portfolio is a great place to start