Mark Andersson, who founded Panther Peak Bindery in 2007, is a bookbinder, book conservator, and instructor. He has been binding and repairing books since 1987.
Mark was a two term President of the Guild of Book Workers, the national organization for book conservators, bookbinders, and other involved in books and book arts. In 1996 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Sweden. He has also received grants from the American Scandinavian Foundation and the Washington Library Association for the study of binding and conservation.
In 2020 Mark was part of the team which conserved and rebound the Idaho State Constitution. This project was done at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library conservation lab.
For nine years Mark was Department Head and sole instructor of the North Bennet Street School’s bookbinding program, teaching students from around the world all major aspects of bookbinding, book conservation and repair, while also maintaining a binding and book conservation practice.
Before coming to Boston, Mark was a book conservator in Seattle, working privately for individual and institutional clients across the United States and at the University of Washington.
Panther Peak Bindery, located in Tucson, Arizona, does hand bookbinding, book conservation and book repair for individual and institutional clients in Tucson, Phoenix, across Arizona, and throughout the United States. Our clients include the University of
Arizona, the National Park Service, the State of Arizona amongst several others. We opened in 2007.
The bindery does all types of book repair and conservation from simple repairs to full conservation treatments.
We also specialize in one-of-a-kind projects such as journals, albums and gifts. All work is done by hand.
Whether you need a small repair, have a book that requires full conservation treatment, need to repair a leather or cloth binding, or want a custom album or journal for a special occasion, Panther Peak Bindery is ready to help you with your project.
We also have lots of fun classes where we teach traditional and modern binding structures. Our classes are as short as five hours and as long as two weeks.
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