The Art of Book Restoration and Binding
With over 13 years of experience —
your books are in good hands.
Minnesota Book Restoration & Bindery (MBR&B) is located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN and provides multiple restoration and binding services. MBR&B is a legacy studio with Mary Bahneman as the newest owner. Mary is a third generation practitioner having apprenticed with Gary Buchner, a master restorer with a national reputation spanning over 13 years. Buchner began his career with the well-known and highly esteemed Campbell-Logan Bindery, one of the oldest restoration services in Minneapolis. Buchner’s sense of extraordinary craft and mastery of skill has been passed onto Mary Bahneman, and the legacy continues under her vision and leadership. Buchner will continue working with Minnesota Book Restoration & Bindery as a master binder, consultant, and good friend.
With Mary’s history in the Food Service industry and a continued love of cooking, MBR&B has a special place in their hearts for those cook books that have been passed down from generation to generation. Give those cherished kitchen heirlooms a new lease on life — whether it’s a simple repair or a full restoration, continue sharing the family’s favorite recipes for years to come…
Before & After – circa 1950 Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook;
Complete restoration with recasing, rebacking and recovering with additional Paper & Tissue restoration to several inside pages.
With recorded dates of births, marriages and deaths, a cherished family sacred text is often a first step in tracing a family’s history/lineage. Let us help you preserve your family ancestry and bring a treasured keepsake from dry, dusty and hard-to-handle to coffee table, show-and-tell worthy.
In-progress – 160 year old Bohemian Bible;
Complete Restoration with recasing, rebacking and recovering.
(See the complete Before & After shots under Portfolio)
Whether it’s a first edition, or a cherished childhood favorite that have been handed down from parent to child, let us help you maintain these beloved books for generations to come…
After – Heidi; Complete restoration with recasing, rebacking and recovering with additional Paper & Tissue restoration to several inside pages.