One of North America’s foremost hand binderies



Felton Bookbinding has been doing exceptional custom bindings and slipcases for The Great Republic since we opened our first retail space. I’ve known Keith Felton for over 20 years, and I’ve come to the conclusion that he and his team are the best bookbinders in North America. There is no other bookbinding company that I would trust with the restoration and presentation of our rare book offerings. They are simply the best, artisans of a craft that is slowly being lost with the passage of time.

Eddie Papczun – President

Any books bound by Felton Bookbinders are fit for kinds, princes, barons, and dukes. We have had four titles bound in the sumptuous quality of Keith Felton’s Bookbinders, and all of our customers have been astonished with the product. These are not just books but works of art which deserve teh admiration of anyone who appreciates fine books. If you want a fine automobile, go to Rolls Royce. If you want fine diamonds, go to South Africa. If you want an exquisitely bound book, try the peerless craftsmanship of Felton Bookbinders. Only the finest books deserve the craftsmanship of Felton Bookbinders

Sidney L. Matthew

Dear Keith,

On behalf of our customers, our authors and my colleagues here at HarperCollins, I would like to thank you for your wonderful workmanship when it comes to special and customized editions of our books. From slip cases to corporate logos in gold foil on jackets, we appreciate your special attention to detail, your pricing and your ability ot meet our deadlines.

Thank you so much for your help with so many projects over the past three years.

Tom Best
Harper Collins Publishing Ltd.

Dear Keith

I’d like to thank you again for all the fine work on Sleeping Bear Press products for the last couple of years. Our customers always appreciate the outstanding craftmanship and appealing designs of the books. They make either truly beautiful collector’s pieces or gift items which are unique and timeless.

I also would mention that your personal attention to our projects always seems to assure that they go well and are delivered on time as promised. I could only wish that all of our suppliers were as reliable, both in terms of quality and service.

We look forward to a long working relationship with Felton Bookbinding.

Lynne Sterling
Sleeping Bear Press, Director of Editorial, Design & Production

Dear Keith,
I am writing to express my thanks and appreciation for the extraordinary effort which you made to repair and reback the volumes needed for our exhibition. The turnaround time was most impressive and certainly helped us to mount the exhibition on schedule.
I would also like to take this opportunity to commend you on the excellent restoration and rebinding work which you have done for us. Your sensitivity to the period binding requirements of our books and the skill revealed by your excellent workmanship is truly remarkable.
You might be interested to know that samples of the work which you do for us are displayed on the Library’s web site as an example of the contribution and support which the Friends of the Library give to our binding and restoration projects. With many thanks again.

(Dr.) Robert C. Brandeis

Master binder Keith Felton and his artisans are world class. Talent, innovation, trustworthy, dedication, personable… words that readily spring to mind when thinking of Felton Bookbinding.

ANTARCTICA, our project was massive in its scale — 1000 copies of a hand-bound full-leather 27-pound tome. We searched the globe for a bindery that could handle such a challenge. Having invested two years working with several binderies on prototypes, Felton won our respect and the contract. Several years later, our edition complete, we gratefully thank Felton Bookbinding for their major contribution in helping us to fulfill our dream.

Truly it has been a pleasure to work with Felton, a firm where the highest standards humanly possible are consistently reached.

We are honoured through this business relationship to have become personal friends with Keith and his master binders.


Pat and Rosemarie Keough

Felton Bookbinding is amongst the finest bookbinderies in the world. Keith Felton and his fellow master artisans embrace 15th century European bookbinding traditions, and over the years have skillfully handcrafted and restored numerous projects for our company. Golf Links to the Past is proud to be partnered with Felton Bookbinding in the offering of their highly collectible leather bound editions.

By sourcing the most luxurious archival materials from all over the globe – Felton has been able to consistently deliver unparallel craftsmanship because he and his fellow binders have turned their passion for bookbinding into an art form unto itself.

Together they represent 125 years of experience in the art of binding fine leather books. Their goal is perfection of craft, which means that each and every challenge receives the same exacting care and attention — resulting in an end product that is nothing short of spectacular.

If you seek the exquisite – than I uncompromisingly recommend Felton Bookbinding for your next binding project.

Steve Juskewycz – President

Keith and Chris: I received the Darwin volumes today. They are absolutely incredible. You have outdone yourselve this time. Thank you.

John S.

Mr Felton,
My name is David Walters. My father, Stanley Walters, sent you a small volume, Souter’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, for rebinding recently. I received it today.

It is so beautiful I nearly wept. You will understand that it was already something I deeply value. Dad gave it me. He used it for years, it was worn with much use, and precious to me for those reasons alone. It has come back into my hands considerably more elegant than before, fit for another lifetime of service. You even recovered and included Dad’s original bookplate. It is a joy to see, a delight to handle, and lays open on the table beautifully.

Thank you so much for the care taken, and for the quality of the skill and craftsmanship evident what you have done. Your work is outstanding.

Kindest Regards,

David Walters

Hi Keith,

I just got in and opened the box. It looks GREAT! I’m very impressed with the work, and I so, so appreciate your patience in hanging on to the Bible and getting this done for me. I’ll be recommending you to friends, and I’m sure I’ll be back to you with more projects myself.

Thanks again for everything, Keith, and best wishes for a super 2010.

Randy B., Texas

They are absolutely beautiful. I find they are best read in front of a roaring fire with a small glass of good whiskey. My family wanted to know why they didn’t get a copy for Christmas … I gave them your phone number.

Thank you very much.

R.W. Rochfort, Baltimore

Just wanted to drop you this quick note to say thank you, thank you, thank you for doing such a wonderful job restoring my father’s leather bound Masonic book. It looks beautiful. I’ll cherish it for many years to come and am sure to recall my many memories of my father whenever I read it. Your service was amazingly quick as well.

B. Koch, Illinois

The book arrived today and looks great! I’ll be in touch after the New Year about another one.

D. West, Virginia

The book arrived today safe and sound. Wonderful job, I am happy that I selected you as a bookbinder.

P. Urick, North Carolina

All received in great condition. Thank you so much for your efforts. I am sure the Brethren will be as pleased as I am.

Tommy F., California

“The book arrived this afternoon. It ‘s truly a work of art. You and your staff are amazing.”

D. Werdegars

Hi Keith:

Received the book earlier this week. You did a wonderful job! Thank you and your craftsmen very much!!

What a wonderful trade you are in. Preserve the craft!

D. Lichtblau

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