More About the Bindery

For almost fifty years the bindery was owned and operated by the Asplund family (photos). In the early seventies it was purchased by Daniel Gibson Knowlton, the resident book restorer at Brown University. Mr. Knowlton broadened its scope of operations by adding restoration and fine binding to the bindery's services. An enthusiastic teacher, Mr. Knowlton attracted many students to study hand binding in his classes at M&A.

Below: Eric at M&A during the early 1980s. The shop was located in this space in downtown Providence for many years.

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Photos of the Bindery during the 1950s