I have offered hand bookbinding services in the Boston area since 1999. My shop has been in semi-hibernation for the past few years since the majority of my time has been dedicated to teaching– I teach bookbinding full time at North Bennet Street School and also offer short workshops and presentations on specialized bookbinding topics.
In 2012 I moved my bindery from the original location at the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville to a nearby complex called Joy Street Studios. Please note the studio is open only by appointment.
Although teaching occupies much of my time I continue to welcome inquiries, particularly for leather bindings and boxes. If I can’t help you with your project I will do my best to connect you with one of my students or a colleague.
The New Location (by appointment only):
Jeffrey Altepeter, Bookbinder
86 Joy Street Studio 41
Somerville, MA 02143
Please use the form on my contact page for inquiries or to request a phone call.
Thanks for visiting this new blog– a long overdue replacement for the out of date website you may have visited in the past. I hope to add more static content (a gallery, for example) in the near future, but also hope that this blog format will facilitate more regular updates regarding my work and activities.