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By appointment: 707-322-0724  •
#16, 401 7th Street, P.O. Box 2944, Petaluma, California 94952

  • RUTH WALKER repairs aged, damaged, and deteriorating books ranging from the 17th century to heirloom family Bibles as well as modern day cookbooks and well-loved children's books in her Sonoma County, California studio.
  • Conservation and archival techniques require exacting methods that are continually updated with ever expanding scientific understanding of the chemistry of paper, pigments, dyes, inks, bookcloth and leather tanning.
  • She is dedicated to using binding skills that are appropriate to the age and structure of the books that she restores.
  • Her large client base includes libraries, medical societies, rare book and antique dealers, as well as book collectors. Many have been with her for decades.
  • Ruth has published numerous articles on bookbinding and collection over the years. You are invited to download a portfolio of these articles in pdf format; after download, double click on the page icons.