Welcome to Colophon Book Arts Supply!

Find all of your book arts supplies by clicking on "SHOP" above, or by clicking on any of the shop sections here.

This section includes wooden boards, binder's board, bookcloth, and a variety of papers.

  Pictured: white oak 1/4 inch boards

Pictured: white oak 1/4 inch boards

Find all of your binding needs here including knives, rulers, bonefolders, threads, and much more.

  Pictured:     hahnemuhle ingres antique, colophon's best 18/3 natural, M.D.P. flax cord 8/8

Pictured: hahnemuhle ingres antique, colophon's best 18/3 natural, M.D.P. flax cord 8/8

Shop here for your tanks, chemicals, colors, and other tools to create your beautiful designs!

  Pictured: colophon's best water-based acrylic marbling colors: white

Pictured: colophon's best water-based acrylic marbling colors: white

This part of the shop incorporates a collection of tools and supplies like pin clips, printing supplies, and other book arts accessories.

  Pictured: acrylic brayer

Pictured: acrylic brayer

Upcoming Events


Paper and Book Intensive

May 13-24, 2018. Saugatuck, Michigan

Can't wait to head up to PBI for two weeks of great people and endless inspiration!

Paper and Book Inten­sive is an annual work­ing sab­bat­i­cal in the book arts, paper­mak­ing, and con­ser­va­tion for sea­soned prac­ti­tion­ers and moti­vated begin­ners. For more than thirty years, par­tic­i­pants have gath­ered together from around the world for two weeks of daily work­shops to pro­mote unusual lev­els of exchange, knowl­edge and inspi­ra­tion.



In the Field: a Natural Fiber Papermaking Workshop
with Andrea Peterson

June 18-22, 2018. LaPorte, Indiana

Natural fiber papermaking is the process of taking a plant/raw fiber and transforming it into pulp to be made into beautiful handmade sheets. This course is designed to experience and understand all aspects of natural fiber papermaking. We will be examining sources of materials, which plants to choose, why and complete identification. We will be looking at the ideas of growing, wildcrafting, and other collection methods, as well as storage of dry fiber. We will be using multi cooking solutions based on the fiber’s need and sustainable techniques. We will examine beating methods for sheet function and aesthetics in the final sheets. We will discuss and utilize a variety of additives such as sizing, pigment and calcium carbonate. Sheet forming will be executed western style with a few different mould types. We will investigate drying possibilities and equipment for paper to achieve particular results.
Wholistically the class will look at the flow of the studio, equipment pros and cons, sustainable possibilities and ergonomic choices within the work area.